Online Programs from APU’s School of Arts, Humanities, & Education

A Letter From the Dean

I am delighted to welcome you to American Public University’s School of Arts, Humanities, & Education. We consider ourselves the lifeblood of the institution, as our programs and courses provide the foundation that will be the root of your success – regardless of your life’s calling.

We will help you sharpen your skill as a critical thinker, problem solver, collaborator, and communicator through the courses and programs offered by this School.

About our Programs
The School offers degrees and certificates in versatile disciplines including History, Communication, Educational Leadership, Human Development and Family Studies, and Psychology. Our History program enrollments rank among the highest in the nation. Our Philosophy program isn’t “old school,” either. It is an opportunity to exercise your mind with analytical thinking that is truly relevant to the needs of any profession. Check out all of the programs in the School of Arts, Humanities, & Education.

APU is part of American Public University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( This accreditation is an acknowledgement of the rigor of our programs and the respect they have earned.

We’re Affordable
For those seeking a quality education at a great price, you will find our tuition is quite attractive. We also provide ebooks at no cost to those enrolled in undergraduate courses.

We’re Here for You
If the thought of starting or returning to college seems overwhelming to you, I want to put your mind at ease. We have a team of highly supportive faculty and staff who are ready to guide and mentor you in your education journey. Our classes are typically eight weeks in length. So, you can do this!

I look forward to welcoming you to our School. Please take a moment to explore our programs by scrolling this page. Then fill out the form to request more information or call an admission representative at 877-755-2787.

Grace Glass, PhD, Dean
School of Arts, Humanities, & Education

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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

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APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

  • Earn credits for your experience.

    Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.

  • Books online at no cost. Ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate, doctoral, and master's-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.

At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

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