Online Programs for STEM Professionals

Welcome to American Public University’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM). APU’s School of STEM is highly distinctive, offering one or more online programs in each of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics areas.

American Public University is a leading provider of respected, affordable education for creative and motivated individuals worldwide who wish to advance their knowledge and develop innovative solutions in STEM applications. Coursework is offered online with no set login times, giving you the flexibility to earn a degree or certificate at a pace that fits your schedule.

About our Programs
Our degree programs range from environmental science and natural science to space studies. In technology, we offer programs in cybersecurity, IT, and IT management. We offer a degree in electrical engineering that can be taken completely online. Similarly, we offer a fully online degree in math. It would be difficult to find another online school that offers such a rich mix of programs.

Check out all of the programs in the School of STEM.

About our Faculty
Our faculty have been on the frontlines, working in the field at top technology companies, engineering firms, and government agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security and NASA. They integrate their rich professional knowledge with your learning so that you get the latest applicable field insight.

Committed to Everyone’s Success
Our students span all age ranges and skill levels. They are creative and they are innovators. Our Women in STEM (wSTEM) group is active, with more than 600 members providing support and encouragement to each other.

Why APU’s School of STEM?
Through discovery, you will solve problems and develop creative solutions that are needed today. Each undergraduate degree program provides you with a strong foundation for your future. Our graduate programs and certificates enable you to extend your learning for advancement to follow your ambitions.

We provide a holistic education to assist you in achieving academic and career success. Faculty members are committed to continuous improvement in our curricula and instruction. They also work with industry advisory councils to ensure our coursework remains current in the topics and technologies of the day.

We strive to ensure that as a graduate of our School, you are

  • Able to think critically and systemically
  • Professionally skilled
  • Technically competent

Please scroll through this page to look at our programs, then explore our curricula and courses. Reach out to us if you have questions.

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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.

Consistently Affordable Rates

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. Textbooks and 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 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.

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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Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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