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.
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.
As a top online university, 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.
American Military University (AMU) is the school of choice for nearly 5,700 Marines. Why? Because our flexible learning environment allows you to take courses from anywhere around the globe. As an AMU student you’ll never have to worry about transferring your courses to another university. We will take care of you, from Camp Lejeune to Baghdad, with knowledgeable faculty, caring on-site education coordinators and a crack team of student services professionals, standing ready to troubleshoot any problem you might encounter.
*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 SOCMAR Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System, a system of college curriculum networks designed by SOC for Marine Corps Servicemembers and their adult family members.
As part of SOCMAR, 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. It means we offer these military-affiliated student benefits to limit your out-of-pocket costs:
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American Military University was founded in 1991 to educate those who serve & today we're the #1 provider of education to the U.S. Armed Forces. See the new video that captures the spirit of AMU and honors the strong caliber of our student body.
"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."
(includes tuition, books, fees)
51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
*Public 4-year, in-state undergraduate data is provided by the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing 2015. Graduate information is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Digest of Educational Statistics 2014-2015 data. Annual estimates are based on total institutional costs (published tuition, required fees, and books) assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.
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