Frequently Asked Questions

How many units do I take each term?

Most candidates are working adults and do not take classes full time. Half-time students take at least five units every 16 weeks. Academic advising is highly recommended to determine a suitable course load.

How long is a term?

A term is 16 weeks, including final exams.

How many hours does each class session require?

Classes meet for approximately 4 hours and 15 minutes, once a week.

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?

Most classes meet once per week either in the evening or on a Saturday.

How many students will there be in my classes?

APU is noted for its small classes with personalized attention. Most courses do not exceed 20 students.

Does APU require theses, dissertations, or capstone projects?

The program requires each student to take a comprehensive exam and to write a final growth assessment paper.

How soon can I finish this program?

Depending upon the desired course load, working individuals can finish Educational Psychology degree in three years.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.