Having finally completed my Bachelor’s Degree at a brick-and-mortar, I’m looking for a more flexible and affordable program for my first graduate degree to schedule around work and family and to stretch my remaining GI Bill as far as it will go. On paper (or the website, at least) AMU looks like a great program for a Masters of Arts in Political Science.
However, I’m wary about for-profit universities, especially the entirely online programs. I’ve heard absolutely horrible things about universities like Phoenix or DeVry, that the quality is poor and the degree worthless. Especially given that I intend to pursue further study afterward, I don’t want to spend a couple years getting a worthless diploma.
What was your experience at AMU? Did you actually learn the material? Was it challenging and worthwhile? Most importantly, if you’ve completed your degree at AMU, how has it been regarded in the job market, especially in the public sector and academia?