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Learn from the Leader at AMU

American Military University (AMU) was founded by a Marine Corps officer in 1991 to provide military personnel with a portable, relevant, and affordable education. Today, our mission extends those who serve and protect our communities in law enforcement, emergency response, fire services, homeland security, and intelligence.

We know that your world requires a quality education that is as flexible as it is affordable. Our public safety degrees and certificates are taught entirely online. This means you can enter our mobile-friendly classroom at any time, on any device, in any location and work on your assignments. 

At AMU, you'll find support from our public safety industry leaders on our staff and in our classroom. Our staff includes alumni from the FBI National Academy, Chiefs of Police, unit commanders and investigators, and a former U.S. DOJ lawyer. And our faculty includes expert instructors from around the country who bring their field-tested knowledge and strategies directly into the classroom. 

Featured Programs

Intelligence & Homeland Security

Law Enforcement

Emergency & Disaster Management

Fire Science

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*With specialized accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) 


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Meet Our Partners 

The strength of our program relies on established partnerships with public safety organizations like the FBI National Academy and the International Association of Emergency Managers to name a few. These partnerships ensure our courses deliver relevant and current information to prepare graduates for leadership positions within public safety agencies.

Additional Benefits

In Public Safety

Visit our In Public Safety blog for expert perspectives from faculty, staff, and students.

Public Safety Visor Cards

Request complimentary visor cards. These provide a great reference to help public safety professionals make the right decisions.

Human Trafficking

Visit our online library to get the latest research on the topic of combating human trafficking. Developed by AMU in conjunction with the FBI National Academy Associates.


Contact Information

Fred Widdowson

Jennifer Lawson

Our Strategic Relations Admissions team is here to answer all educational partnership questions.


Mike Harbert

Mike Harbert

Mike Harbert, Vice President for Public Sector Outreach.

Call: 703-396-6430