Educating Those Who Serve.™

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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AMU Understands Your Needs as Coast Guardsmen

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.

SOCCOAST Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System

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.

What is a military and veteran friendly university?

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:

  • Flexible, online course schedules that let you study whether on a rotating work shift or a deployment
  • Low tuition rates to help limit your out-of-pocket costs
  • Textbooks and/or e-books provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit, with no impact on military TA
  • Transfer credit evaluation and technology fees waived for U.S. active-duty military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel (technology fee waived for veterans who use VA benefits)
  • Possible credit for military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training
 

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Your first step is to select your desired academic program from our 190+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, call us for advice before you start the application: 877-755-2787.

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Associate Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Applications
  • Counter Terrorism Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Database Application Development
  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Fire Science
  • General Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Management
  • Military History
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Public Health
  • Real Estate Studies
  • Retail Management
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
  • Web Publishing

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Fire Science Management
  • General Studies
  • Government Contracting and Acquisition
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Information Systems Security
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology Management
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Military History
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Religion
  • Retail Management
  • Reverse Logistics Management
  • Security Management
  • Sociology
  • Space Studies
  • Sport and Health Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

Master's Degrees

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybersecurity Studies
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Master of Education in Teaching
  • Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Policy and Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations and Conflict Resolution
  • Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Military History
  • Military Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Reverse Logistics Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Sports and Health Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Transportation and Logistics Management

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Corrections Management
  • Counterintelligence
  • Cybercrime Essentials
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics
  • E-Commerce
  • Emergency Management
  • Enterprise Web Applications
  • Enterprise Web Applications Using .Net
  • Environmental Technology
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Family Studies
  • Fire Science
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Forensics
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • Information Security Planning
  • Information Systems Security Essentials
  • Instructional Design and Delivery
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Internet Webmaster
  • IT Infrastructure Security
  • IT Project Management Essentials
  • Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Microsoft Access Database Applications
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Military Leadership Studies
  • Mobile Computing
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Public Lands Management
  • Real Estate Management
  • Regional and Community Planning
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Retail Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Terrorism Studies
  • United Nations
  • Visual Basic Application Development
  • Visual Communications
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Preparedness
  • Web 2.0
  • Web Publishing

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • American History
  • American Revolution Studies
  • Ancient and Classical History
  • Athletic Administration
  • Business Essentials for the Security Executive
  • Civil War Studies
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Counterintelligence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital Forensics
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Emergency Management Executive Leadership
  • Environmental Hazard Mitigation and Restoration
  • Environmental Planning and Design
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • European History
  • Executive Law Enforcement Leadership
  • Fish and Wildlife Management
  • Global Environmental Management
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Capital Leadership
  • Information Assurance
  • Information Systems Security
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Intelligence Studies
  • IT Project Management
  • Joint Warfare
  • Leadership and Logistics
  • Logistics Management
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • National Security Studies
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Object Oriented Application Development
  • Organizational Management
  • Security Management
  • Space Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Terrorism Studies
  • World War II Studies
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5 Reasons To Choose American Military University

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.

Our Students Are Priority One

Lance Arnold

Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

"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."

Colt Tallent

Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

"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."

Chanda Chann

Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

"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."

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*Based on lowest possible tuition rates for 10 of the leading regionally-accredited providers of online education. Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2012 Digest of Educational Statistics. Sources of data for competitor institutions include SEC filings and university-provided data available on the internet as of May 2012. Only institutional fees required of all students were included. Assumes 10 undergraduate classes per year over 4 years for a total of 120 semester hours, or 6 graduate level classes per year over 2 years for a total of 36 semester hours.

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