Residence Requirement

Residence comprises all courses for academic credit offered by this university regardless of program modality or delivery model. The minimum residence requirement for all graduate programs is 80 percent of course requirements. Variances exist for specific programs; refer to program requirements for department policies.

To earn an professional degree, the following units must be earned at APU:

  •     At least 30 total semester units
  •     18 of the last 24 units counted toward the degree
  •     At least 15 upper-division units in the major field
  •     At least 50 percent of the units in the minor field, concentration, or emphasis (if any)

Neither transfer credit (including correspondence courses) nor credit by examination (CLEP, AP, IB) may be used to fulfill the above residence requirement.