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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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. As a student here, you’ll find:
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One of our helpful admission representatives will guide you through the application, transfer credit, and class registration process. After that, our experienced academic advisors serve as your support team.
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Selecting the best degree for your life and career is key to ensuring a successful educational experience.
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There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. It only takes 15 to 25 minutes and includes an online orientation.3
Our classes start monthly, so you can begin soon after enrolling. Payment is accepted for each course when you register, and our financial aid reps can answer your questions on managing costs.
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."
Annually for Fulltime Students
(includes tuition, books, fees)
50% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
There is no application fee.