Online Programs from APU’s School of Arts and Humanities

A Letter From the Dean

I am delighted to welcome you to American Public University’s School of Arts and Humanities. 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.

Earn a respected and affordable degree from American Public University. APU’s coursework is online with no set login times, giving you the flexibility to earn a degree or certificate at a pace that fits your schedule.

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
APU offers degrees and certificates in versatile disciplines ranging from American History to Sociology, from Communication to 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.

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 textbooks and 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’ve always been passionate about reversing the negative view of the humanities that has persisted in many areas of higher education in recent decades. 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

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An Affordable, Quality Education is Within Reach.*

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
  • 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. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and 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.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, eligible active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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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.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

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