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Academic Programs Division (APD)

Serving Students. Building Careers. Strengthening Communities.

Our Academic Programs welcome students with a desire to excel in achieving their personal and professional goals. Graduate School USA is focused on serving adult learners through degree and certificate programs that support lifelong learning and career development, with programs and services designed for:

  • First-time students: New to the college experience
  • Returning students: Completing their degrees
  • Career changers: Acquiring skills for professional advancement juggle

Pursuing a career often means juggling the challenges of daily life while continuing your education. We appreciate the challenges you may face and have crafted a learning community that accommodates your real-life needs:

  • Classes are scheduled for evenings and weekends
  • Some courses are available entirely online
  • Enrolled students have the support of a range of Student Services
  • Credit for Prior Learning available to evaluate work and life experiences

For those unsure about what direction to take, we offer assessments that match individual interests and abilities with occupational pathways.

Our curriculum is centered on the real-world competencies and cultures of the careers for which we prepare you to be successful. These disciplines, supported by a strong general education curriculum, provide a solid foundation for further achievement. It is the goal of Academic Programs that our graduates have the necessary tools and confidence to contribute to their professional and home communities.

Explore Our Programs by Department

Arts and Sciences Department
Health Sciences      (No new students are being admitted into these programs)
Management Department
Degree Programs Certificate Programs
Cyber Security
Degree Programs
Legal Studies
Degree Programs Certificate Programs
Degree Programs Certificate Programs
Workforce Development

Student Support

All students in the academic programs have access to student support services throughout the program, including:
  • Academic Support: Education planning, skill assessment testing, and academic advising.
  • Career Services: One-on-one assistance with exploring career options, job search, and employment readiness.
  • Disability Services: Language interpreters, Braille, electronic format (large print, Word or PDF), computer-aided real-time translation (CART) services, notetaking services, testing accommodations, and use of assistive technology.
  • Veteran and Military Services: Resources for all your veteran education benefit needs.

Contact Information

Casandra Blassingame, M.Ed. - Dean, Arts and Sciences
Phone: (202) 314-3647

Carolyn Nelson - Registrar
Phone: (202) 314-3349

Edward Harper III, M.S. Ed - Admissions Officer
Admissions Phone: (202) 314-3652

Hope Gibbs - Director of Financial Aid and Interim Coordinator Workforce Development
Phone: (202) 314-3648

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