In the Post-9/11 world, few universities have the depth of curriculum and breadth of experience in homeland security education than our University.
Our instructors are practitioners, many with unparalleled experience safeguarding the nation as military, intelligence, emergency management, public safety and homeland security leaders. The University is a pioneer in creating an interdisciplinary portfolio of the most critical degrees and certificates sought by homeland security professionals. And each course is taught entirely online. This unmatched flexibility gives motivated professionals the unique opportunity to learn the latest homeland security information and strategies while maintaining their existing work-life responsibilities.
Whether you're interested in a graduate or undergraduate degree or certificate, the University continually assesses and aligns its entire curriculum in accordance with industry standards and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies as directed by the President of the United States. This practice verifies that students are gaining career-relevant knowledge that is shaping the future of homeland security and defense.
Students learn critical concepts such as the DHS all-hazards approach in addition to emergency and disaster management, risk prevention and management, counter-terrorism, and consequence management and mitigation. Students join our tightknit network of homeland security professionals and volunteers. They share a common vision to maintain strong homeland security, reduce America's risk to terrorist threats and save lives if disaster strikes.
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David Pectol describes why he chose American Military University to pursue not only his bachelor's degree but his master's degree as well.
"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.