Posted on Apr 9, 2018
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I am looking into getting a start on my MA and have been looking into AMU. Financially, it is a great option for a higher education degree and the online aspect will work well with my current workload.
I was more curious as to the reputation and worth a degree from this university holds. I know a lot of the online "for profit" colleges are considered degree mills or have a negative connotation about them and want to make sure a degree from here won't be a waste. There are quite a few colleges online colleges that have poor reputations, and so far AMU seems reputable, but not sure how it looks from an employer standpoint or those experienced in looking at people's CVs

currently I am thinking of enrolling for my MA and studying International Relations with a concentration in Conflict Resolution
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PO3 John Aldrich
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Hi LT--Great question.
There is one consistent measure of quality in higher education and it is not tax status or tuition, it is accreditation. American Military University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). American Military University is accredited by the same body that provides accreditation to Ohio State University, Northwestern University and all other regionally-accredited schools in the 19 state area covered by the HLC.
Another measure of quality is what students’ think of the institution and where they choose to enroll. Most regionally accredited schools compete in the online arena for the same students as AMU. Ten of American Military University’s programs are ranked #1 of all online programs based on student enrollment. Students have voted with their dollars and have selected American Military University. Those programs include Bachelors programs in Environmental Science and Emergency and Disaster Management, and both Bachelors and Masters programs in Homeland Security, Intelligence Studies and Transportation and Logistics Management. All are number one online programs among all institutions. APUS has many other programs in the top 10 as well.

Best of luck in your future education endeavors.
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thanks for the insight. That helps a lot in my decision. I as well am voting with my wallet, and so far they are the most financially viable option. In my experience, public schools are more of a branding "pay for the name" route rather than a "you get what you pay for" route. My current debt from my BA very much does not equate to what I got out of the degree or experience of a well known State "brick and mortar" institution
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1LT (Join to see), it depends what you want to do with it. If you are looking to get hired by a major consulting firm in Washington DC after 4 years of being in the Army, AMU is worth more than not having a MA at all. Degrees from full-time resident programs carry more weight, but usually only at those large firms. More reputable institutions are also favored if you are pursuing more advanced degrees as the hatred and bile spilled by PhD's throughout the country sitting in tenure despise the lowly peasants getting education that is not from a brick and mortar college. Again...it depends what you want to do with it. I have three masters degrees. COMBINED with my 23 years in service, those mean something. Get your education in something you want to pursue.
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Im finishing my BA there this semester. What made me go with AMU was checking out linked in and seeing what their alumni were doing and who they were working for. AMU graduates and APUS graduates are represented well across government agencies at all levels, as well as in the private sector. Its affordable, accredited, and their graduates are successful, thats I really worried about.
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