With a strong military heritage, AMU educates those in the military, defense, national security, public safety, and related communities. Whether you want to deepen your knowledge in your field of expertise or explore new horizons, there is a place for you here.
As a top online university, AMU provides quality and affordable online education to U.S. Armed Forces, members of the public safety, service and national security communities, and working adults in a wide range of fields. At AMU, we have earned our reputation as a leader in online higher education by always focusing on you: the student. We were nationally recognized by the prestigious Sloan Consortium for quality online education in 2009; and in 2009 and 2010 received their effective practices award.
AMU accepts students in the USA and around the world; and you need not be in the military.
American Military University (AMU) is the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military.*
*Based upon 2012 DoD enrollment figures for U.S. servicemembers.
1: Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Programs, January 2014.
2: Source: American Public University System, Alumni Employer Survey, January 2006-December 2012.
3: Source: National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), 2012.
4: Source: American Public University System, Alumni Survey, January 2012- December 2012.
5: Public in-state tuition information provided by the College Board 2013 Trends in College Pricing, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 2011 Digest of Education Statistics, and APUS estimates.
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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.