Educating Those Who Serve.™

Our military roots date back to 1991 when a Marine Corps officer founded AMU with one mission – to educate those whose serve. Today, with more than 300 veterans on our faculty and staff, we stand ready to help you take charge of your education.

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You're driven to protect and serve.
We're driven to help you succeed.

Join the 65,000 U.S. military men and women earning degrees at American Military University. With courses in public safety, global security, science, business, and more, there's a program here that's right for you. Some of our more popular degrees for military students include Homeland Security, Intelligence Studies, Criminal Justice and Cybersecurity.

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What is a military and veteran friendly university?

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:

  • Flexible, online course schedules that let you study whether on a rotating work shift or a deployment
  • Low tuition rates to help limit your out-of-pocket costs
  • Textbooks and/or e-books provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit, with no impact on military TA
  • Transfer credit evaluation and technology fees waived for U.S. active-duty military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel (technology fee waived for veterans who use VA benefits)
  • Possible credit for military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training
 

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5 Reasons To Choose American Military University

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.

Our Students Are Priority One

Lance Arnold

Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

"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."

Colt Tallent

Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

"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."

Chanda Chann

Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

"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."

The Online Student Experience

  • Asynchronous Format

    Our asynchronous format means you can log in and work on your own schedule.

  • Monthly Class Starts

    Classes start monthly so you can too.

  • 8 and 16 Week Courses

    8 and 16 week courses available in most programs.

  • Student Resources

    Discussion boards, forums, blogs, and other social media keep you connected to classmates and professors.

  • Social Experience

    Online library, study resources, and academic advisors to help you succeed.

  • Providing Value for Your Education Dollars

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    Transfer Your Credits

    50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.

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    Our Students Say

    96%

    of seniors evaluated their experience as positive

    95%

    of seniors would choose us again

    Our Alumni Say

    94%

    would recommend us to a friend or colleague

    67%

    feel their degree helped them obtain a promotion or new job

    Employers Say

    93%

    would hire another one of our graduates

    89%

    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

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