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 Online Learning Consortium for quality online education in 2009; and in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2014 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 2015.
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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During the application process, you will select your desired program from more than 190 degree and certificate programs.
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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."
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50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
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