Since 1991, when American Military University was founded by a Marine Corps officer, we've been on a mission to educate those who serve. Today, with more than 300 veterans on our faculty and staff, we have the experience and knowledge to help you take charge of your education.
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American Military University (AMU) is the #1 provider of education to the U.S. military* and a respected provider of higher education to adult learners working in the areas of national and homeland security, public safety, and beyond.
As one of the largest providers of academic programs to the U.S. Coast Guard, AMU offers the right blend of mission relevant courses and degree programs to those seeking to enhance their careers in a meaningful way. Our degree programs such as Homeland Security, Intelligence and Criminal Justice are tailor-made for those entrusted with protecting the public, our borders, and security interests around the globe.
*Based upon 2012 DoD enrollment figures for U.S. servicemembers.
American Military University (AMU) is proud to join the schools offering degree programs in support of the SOCCOAST Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System, a system of college curriculum networks designed by SOC for Coast Guard Servicemembers and their adult family members.
As part of SOCCOAST, colleges have agreed to accept each other's courses in a particular program of study. Students can move freely among the colleges in a network without having to worry about whether or not major related courses will transfer.
As a service member, veteran or a military spouse, you might be looking to complete your education at a university that is "military friendly". But what exactly does that mean? Here it means we understand your unique challenges and have a dedicated staff to support you. As a student here, you’ll find:
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One of our helpful admission representatives will guide you through the application, transfer credit, and class registration process. After that, our experienced academic advisors serve as your support team.
Here's how to get started:1
During the application process, you will select your desired program from more than 190 degree and certificate programs.
Click on a degree level below to view all of our programs offered.
There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program. During the application process, you'll receive your student ID and password; make note of them.3
During orientation, you'll learn about our academic and financial policies, and your rights and responsibilities as a student. Once you've completed orientation, you'll access the e-campus where you can submit forms, view resource materials, and track your progress.
Sometimes life's responsibilities take priority over school. We understand. That's why American Military University's flexible online program was designed specifically for people like you.
"The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency."
"The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security."
"At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions."
Annually for Fulltime Students
(includes tuition, books, fees)
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
There is no application fee.