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Public Safety Training & Development and AMU support your success through education.

Exclusive Partner Benefits

Public Safety Training & Development (PSTD) and American Military University (AMU) have partnered to provide educational opportunities to PSTD graduates and their families. AMU has evaluated the training offered by PSTD and has found many of their courses worthy of academic credit toward an undergraduate program such as our A.S. in Fire Science or B.S. in Fire Science Management. Credit awarded will vary based upon which PSTD training courses the student has completed and academic program selected.

AMU offers an online learning experience that is driven by faculty who have real-world experience and the knowledge to equip you with the skills needed to face today’s challenges. They work hard to make sure that our programs are in alignment with industry trends and are tailored to provide career-relevant education. 

Key Benefits

$0 Application Fee*
$0 Textbooks & eBooks
Provided at No Charge to Students Earning Undergraduate Academic Credit
$0 Tech Fee
$65 Per Course Standard Rate
$812.25 Undergraduate Cost Per Course1
$107.75 savings off the $920 standard cost
Additional grants are available to active duty military personnel
1Includes technology fee and/or waiver.
$1,054.50 Master's Cost Per Course1
$120.50 savings off the $1,175 standard cost
Additional grants are available to active duty military personnel
1Includes technology fee and/or waiver.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents receive a tuition grant that covers undergraduate and master's-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour. In addition, the University provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.

More Benefits

  • 200+ Degree and Certificate Programs: including bachelor’s and master’s programs such as, Emergency and Disaster Management, Business Administration, Management, and Homeland Security, as well as doctoral programs in Global Security and Strategic Intelligence.
  • Tuition Grant & Tech Fee Waiver: Those graduates of PSTD training programs, as well as their family members, receive a tuition grant and technology fee waiver for every course.
  • Book Grant: Undergraduate students earning academic credit will receive textbooks and ebooks at no charge. 
  • Transfer Credit Friendly: In addition to your PSTD training, AMU awards credit at no cost for POST-certified public safety academies, military training, previous college coursework, select in-service training programs, and professional certifications.

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How to Qualify for Benefits


Please indicate your department under “Employer” and select Public Safety Training & Development (PSTD) in the “Affiliations and Memberships” field when you complete our admissions application.

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