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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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."
Our asynchronous format means you can log in and work on your own schedule.
Classes start monthly so you can too.
8 and 16 week courses available in most programs.
Discussion boards, forums, blogs, and other social media keep you connected to classmates and professors.
Online library, study resources, and academic advisors to help you succeed.
Annually for Fulltime Students
(includes tuition, books, fees)
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
of seniors evaluated their experience as positive
of seniors would choose us again
would recommend us to a friend or colleague
feel their degree helped them obtain a promotion or new job
would hire another one of our graduates
feel our graduates possess field specific academic skills
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012
American Public University System, Alumni Survey, 2012
APUS Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012
There is no application fee.