American Public University logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.04k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 8.04k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 544pts.


    This program provides high quality educational opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers that support our computer/information-based society and economy. The curriculum focuses on problem-solving skills and techniques needed to provide computer-based and web-based IT solutions in our global ecommerce based economy.

    The explosive growth of the Internet and Information Technology has generated a significant need for IT professionals and consequently for education in IT. This degree program fills this market driven educational need; it focuses on the acquisition of the theory, principles, practices, methodologies, competencies, tools, and technologies associated with the IT marketplace. This program is designed to produce academically sound and functionally competent IT professionals that have the necessary foundation to be productive in the IT industry.

    These degree programs are market driven; they prepare learners to exploit the high demand for IT professionals in various sectors in the industry. Students completing the IT program can apply for IT-related positions, such as: web developer, web publisher, programmer analyst, systems analyst, database analyst, database designer, .NET developer, .NET architect, information systems analyst, project manager, and information technology manager.

    In addition to the institutional and general education In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, this degree also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

    • Use analytical, logical, and critical thinking to analyze user requirements and to design, develop, and deploy effective Information Technology solutions.
    • Analyze the information needs and develop entity relationship models that represent the relationships and the cardinality in an information system.
    • Appraise the principles for designing relational and object-relational database systems.
    • Examine the principles and concepts of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP); also appraise the impact of (OOP) on software quality and on reusability.
    • Evaluate the principles of design and analyze the process for building web sites.
    • Design, develop, and deploy enterprise applications on the desktop and on the Web.
    • Evaluate the impact of the .NET Framework and Visual Basic.NET on IT Management and on Global Economies as it applies to developing, deploying, and managing desktop and web-based applications.

    American Public University is part of American Public University System, an accredited university offering more than 180 degree and certificate programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. All courses are online, so students have the flexibility of taking classes any time or any place that fits their schedule. Our degree programs are designed to be challenging and relevant to working adults in both the public and private sectors and can help enhance their current career or prepare them for a career change.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling admissions Tuition fee
    • USD 8038 Year (National)
    • USD 8038 Year (International)

    We charge a $50 technology fee (per course). Additional fees might apply.

    Start date Any time 2015 First Monday of every month Credits 122 points
    Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Concentration Requirements

    • INFO331 Management Information Systems
    • ISSC422 Information Security

    Choose 3 from the following:

    • DSIN141 Image Enhancement using Adobe Photoshop
    • DSIN143 Design Using Adobe InDesign
    • DSIN241 Illustration & Design Using Adobe Illustrator
    • DSIN242 Motion Graphics Using Adobe Flash
    • ENTD200 Fundamentals of Programming
    • ENTD211 Introduction to Software Design
    • ENTD313 Mobile Application Design and Development
    • ENTD322 Application Development for the Droid
    • ENTD331 Application Development for the Blackberry
    • ENTD333 Application Development for the iPhone and iPad
    • ENTD361 Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Introduction
    • ENTD371 Database Driven Web Applications Using PHP & MySQL
    • ENTD381 Object Oriented Programming With Java
    • ENTD413 Advanced Mobile Application Design and Development
    • ENTD461 Enterprise Development Using VB.NET: Advanced
    • ENTD462 Enterprise Development Using ASP.NET
    • ENTD463 Enterprise Development Using C#
    • ENTD464 Enterprise Development using .NET: Project
    • ENTD465 Application Development for Windows Mobile Operating Systems
    • ENTD481 Enterprise Development using J2EE
    • INFO111 Enterprise Data Presentation with Crystal Reports
    • INFO171 Relational Databases with Oracle: SQL Introduction
    • INFO271 Relational Databases with Oracle: SQL Intermediate
    • INFO321 Database Management Systems
    • INFO361 Relational Databases with MS SQL Server
    • INFO371 Relational Databases With Oracle: PL/SQL
    • INFO399 Information Technology Practicum
    • INFO471 Relational Databases With Oracle: Forms & Reports
    • ISSC326 Cloud Computing
    • ISSC331 Legal Issues in Information Security
    • ISSC341 Introduction to Networking
    • ISSC344 Open Source System Security
    • ISSC345 Service Oriented Architecture
    • ISSC361 Information Assurance
    • ISSC362 IT Security: Attack and Defense
    • ISSC364 IT Security: Access Control and Authentication
    • ISSC366 IT Security: Cryptography
    • ISSC368 IT Security: Physical and Peripheral Defense
    • ISSC386 Green Computing: Foundations and Strategies
    • ISSC387 Green Computing: Advanced Topics
    • ISSC411 Application Security
    • ISSC424 Virtualization Security
    • ISSC426 Cloud Security and Privacy
    • ISSC431 Database Systems Security
    • ISSC441 Network Telecommunication Concepts
    • ISSC452 Cybersecurity
    • ISSC455 Digital Forensics: Investigation Procedures and Response
    • ISSC456 Digital Forensics: Investigating Wireless Networks and Devices
    • ISSC457 Digital Forensics: Investigating Network Intrusions and Cybercrime Security
    • ISSC458 Digital Forensics: Investigating Data and Image Files
    • ISSC459 Digital Forensics: Hard Disc and Operating Systems
    • ISSC471 IT Security: Auditing
    • ISSC481 IT Security: Planning and Policy
    • ITCC112 Advanced Productivity Applications
    • ITCC200 Application Software Integration
    • ITMG321 Information Technology Project Management
    • ITMG322 Project Management Using MS Project
    • ITMG371 Contemporary Internet Topics
    • ITMG381 Cyberlaw and Privacy in a Digital Age
    • ITMG421 Virtual Management
    • ITMG471 Information Systems: Policy and Planning
    • WEBD122 Introduction to Web Analytics
    • WEBD220 Web 2.0 Fundamentals
    • WEBD222 Advanced Web Analytics
    • WEBD321 Web eCommerce Development
    • WEBD322 Web Videography
    • WEBD323 Search Engine Optimization
    • WEBD324 Web Content Management Systems
    • WEBD361 Web Application Development Using ColdFusion

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 520

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test.


    Our university welcomes international applicants from many countries around the world. We are an online university and students are not required to enter the U.S. Therefore, we do not issue I-20 or DS-2019 forms for the F-1 or J-1 student visas.

    In addition to the admission requirements for undergraduate or graduate study, we may require additional documents related to residency, English proficiency, and educational background. Our institution maintains the right to require this documentation when needed.

    Undergraduate Students

    This category includes associate, bachelor's, undergraduate courses for transfer, and undergraduate certificates. Note: Students wishing to take individual courses to transfer elsewhere must enroll as "undergraduate corses for transfer", which means you are not seeking a degree with us. All undergraduate-level applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.

    Students without college-level academic credits OR non-degree-seeking:

    • Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
    • Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.
    • Depending on the country of citizenship applicants may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency to complete their admission file.

    Students with previous college-level academic credits information:

    Associate or bachelor degree students

    • Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
    • Students with previous college credit earned at a CHEA or AUCC accredited institution are required to submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) Application as part of their admission process.
    • Students with previous college credit earned only at non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institutions are not required to submit a TCE application as part of their admission process. However, students do have the option to have these transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency by an APUS-approved agency and undergo the TCE for possible transfer credit.
    • Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.
    • Depending on the country of citizenship applicants may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency before being able to register for class. Learn more about our English proficiency requirements.

    Undergraduate certificate students

    • Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
    • You have the option to undergo a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE), but it is not a requirement. We may request official transcripts from CHEA or AUCC accredited institutions via the TCE process. Students that earned their college credit at a non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institution must have a course-by-course evaluation for U.S. equivalency conducted by an APUS-approved agency for the TCE.
    • Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.
    • Depending on the country of citizenship applicants may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency before being able to register for class.
    Non-U.S. Transcripts

    As an international student, you must have your non-U.S. college and university transcripts (those not accredited by CHEA or AUCC) evaluated by a credential evaluation agency, listed below, that can interpret your educational background received outside the United States and provide statements of U.S. equivalencies.

    Agency Issued Reports

    Evaluation agencies will complete your evaluation in one of two ways:

    • Degree-only verification: Verifies the type of degree earned and whether or not the non-U.S. institution degree is equivalent to one earned at an accredited U.S. institution.
    • Course by course evaluation: Verifies whether or not the non-U.S. institution is equivalent to an accredited U.S. institution and includes a separate report that provides U.S. semester credit, grade equivalent, and level equivalent (graduate or undergraduate) for each course. This report is used for Transfer Credit Evaluations (TCE) and three year non-U.S. bachelor degrees.

    Accepted Credential Evaluation Agencies

    You are responsible for contacting one of these accepted foreign education evaluation agencies to have your non-U.S. transcript evaluated, and to receive procedure and fee information:

    • Office of International Education Services, Credentials Analysis Service at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. (AACRAO)
    • Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) – We only accept the academic report which includes the earned credential equivalency and a course-by-course report.
    • National Association of Credential Evaluation Services National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Current Members Only*
    • Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). Current Members Only*

    *Because membership may change throughout the year, visit the NACES or AICE websites to see the most current information.

    Agencies Should Use the Following Address to Send Transcript Evaluations:

    American Public University System

    Attn: Document Services

    10110 Battleview Parkway, Suite 114

    Manassas, VA 20109

    Please note: Faxed evaluation reports are not considered official.

    English Proficiency for International Students

    Non-exempt, non-U.S. citizens must provide verification of English proficiency by submitting the results of a standardized test.

    The university's preference is for students to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, but we would accept the other standardized tests listed below as well.

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

    • Paper Based Test-520 with TWE of 4.0

    • Internet Based Test

  • Reading 21

  • Writing 23

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)-Academic Version

    • Reading 6.0

    • Writing 6.0

    Tests Requiring University Approval First

    To submit one of the following tests in place of the TOEFL or IELTS, contact for approval.

    • ACT English

    • SAT Verbal

    • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL)

    • General Certificate of Education (GCE)

    • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGSCE)

    • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSCE)

    Transcripts and Other Documentation Needed

    The following types of individuals are required to provide us additional documentation and should read the relevant sections below for details on the necessary documentation

    Note: If you are an undergraduate student with no previous college credit, or if you are a non-degree seeking student, we will not need any transcripts.

    Undergraduate Students with Previous College Credit

    If you are an undergraduate student with previous college credit and you have not earned a bachelor’s degree or above yet, we need:

    • Official transcripts sent from all previous institutions

    • TCE application for transfer credit review

    If the course work was completed at an institution not accredited by a U.S. recognized body, you will need to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an international education agency.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than American Public University.


    International applicants are required to pay each course in full using a U.S. credit card or money order. The Automatic Debit Plan (ADP) payment option is available when used with a credit card drawn from a U.S. institution.
    Suggestions for international students seeking financial assistance to fund their studies at APUS:

    • Contact their Ministry of Education – explore scholarship, grants or loan possibilities
    • Contact private lenders – companies or banks
    • Seek sponsorship from a personal investor


    American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    ED formally recognizes accrediting commissions that meet all federal standards, and CHEA extends recognition to accrediting bodies and their institutions that meet these established standards. Accreditation should be important to you because it determines a school’s eligibility for federal and state financial aid, and may influence acceptance of transfer credits and admission to accredited graduate schools.

    In addition to our HLC accreditation, our B.S. in Nursing program, as well as many of our business programs, have obtained specialized accreditation from external accrediting organizations in these specific disciplines.

    Credits and degrees earned through APUS may be recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military, federal government, and private sector. For students transferring to other colleges, APUS credit is considered transfer-eligible based on its accreditation. However, APUS cannot guarantee that its credit will be accepted, as acceptance of credit is always the prerogative of the receiving institution.

    Institutional Accreditation

    This level of accreditation requires a significant amount of self-study and presentation of evidence to satisfy the demanding requirements of accrediting organizations. Obtaining accreditation with HLC demonstrates our focus on providing academic excellence and the best possible experience for our students.

    As an accredited institution, our university is eligible to participate in federal educational entitlement programs such as military tuition assistance, government tuition reimbursement programs, the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill, and many corporate education assistance programs. In addition, APUS has been granted approval by the Department of Education to participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs.

    Further information on recognition policies and standards may be found on the following websites:

    U.S. Department of Education (ED)

    400 Maryland Avenue, SW

    Washington, DC 20202

    (800) USA-LEARN (800-872-5327)

    Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

    One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510

    Washington, DC 20036

    (202) 955-6126

    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

    Chicago, IL 60604

    (800) 621-7440

    View the APUS 2011 HLC Reaccreditation letter

    Specialized Accreditation

    In addition to our HLC accreditation, our university has obtained specialized/programmatic accreditation through appropriate governing organizations for the specific academic programs listed below. The curriculum for these programs meets the higher standards required by these external accrediting organizations.

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

    Business School

    A.S., B.S., and M.S. in Accounting; A.A. in Business Administration; Bachelor of Business Administration; Master of Business Administration; B.A. in Marketing; A.A., B.A., and M.A. in Management; A.A. and B.A. in Retail Management; A.A. and B.A. in Hospitality Management; B.A. and M.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management; and A.A. in Real Estate Studies.

    The B.A. and M.A. in Reverse Logistics Management and the B.A. and M.A. in Entrepreneurship programs within the School of Business are not accredited by ACBSP. They will be eligible for accreditation once they have been standing for a minimum of two years and each has at least one graduate.

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)

    CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

    Council for Education for Public Health (CEPH)

    At this time, our university is not accredited by CEPH, and our prior application for CEPH accreditation lapsed on January 1, 2013. However, the governing body of the CEPH, at its June 2013 meeting, formally approved our request to begin the accreditation process for our Master of Public Health program. The steps and timeline for the CEPH accreditation process are subject to modification, and there is no assurance that we (or any institution seeking accreditation) will achieve this accreditation.

    Professional Recognition and Affiliation


    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    Sports and Health Sciences

    American Sport Education Program (ASEP) (B.S.)

    National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) (M.S.)

    Information Systems Security

    National Security Agency (NSA) - Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE)

    Child and Family Development

    National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

    School of Education, M.Ed. Teaching, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, M.Ed. School Counseling

    WV state approved educator certification programs (WVDE)

    Similar programs:
    See all of the 29 similar programs