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American Public University System Reviews of Master's in Public Administration

5 Reviews

Locations:   Charles Town (WV) 

Annual Tuition: $7,360

80% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Master's in Public Administration

Student Reviews - Master's in Public Administration

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A. Gilbert

Reviewed: 11/20/2018

Degree: Public Administration

Unlike a traditional university, an online university is very much a double-edged sword. APUS fits well into this mold. The issue that most people have with online education is that they often feel that they don't get as much out of their education as they would with a traditional school, and for a lot of people, that is very much the case. However, for APUS, you get what you put into it. Nobody is going to goad you into doing your work. It is all up to you to learn. Of course, typical listening... Read More


Reviewed: 3/28/2017

Degree: Public Administration

The thought of entering s classroom again didn't appeal to me. After watching my mother get her degree from AMU, I decided to check it out. I received my Bachelor's degree and am continuing my Masters's degree through them. Classes are easy during undergraduate general education classes but as I progressed through the programs they were increasingly difficult. I would not plan on coasting by as with online courses, you will get out what you put in. Students come from all over; I've had military students,... Read More


Reviewed: 8/25/2016

Degree: Public Administration

I was completely satisfied with my experience with American Military University (part of the APUS), with exception of my final capstone thesis course. To start with, I point out that even brick & mortar schools now rely heavily on online courses, due to budget cuts. I have three college grad kids, all who attended major state universities, and all had to take up to 30% of their courses online. There was no other option, due to budget cuts. So, those shunning an online degree keep an open mind. Second,... Read More


Reviewed: 7/25/2016

Degree: Public Administration

I am not sure if an undergrad degree would be the same, but I can tell you I had to work my butt off on the MPA program. You get what you give. I worked hard and my instructors made themselves available whenever I needed them. I found the program to be excellent. I attended a bricks and mortar school for undergrad so I can make a comparison. Well worth the money.


Reviewed: 5/14/2015

Degree: Public Administration

Dear Future Students, DO NOT GO HERE PLEASE! I'm warning you. I was fine with the school up until I noticed something disturbing! About three classes from graduating I received an F, out of nowhere. Now to be honest, I do extraordinary in my career, but no one knows I have the Degree unless they ask. Why? Because there is a possibility that you will NEVER get hired and if you do its for a lesser position. Explore all other possibilities, like Arizona State, yes they are pricey but no one will ever... Read More


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