Our military roots date back to 1991 when a Marine Corps officer founded AMU with one mission – to educate those who 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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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.
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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