Educating Those Who Serve.™
Since 1991, when American Military University was founded by a Marine Corps officer, we’ve been on a mission to educate those who serve. Today, with more than 300 veterans on our faculty and staff, we have the experience and knowledge 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 50,000+ 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. It means we offer these military-affiliated student benefits to limit your out-of-pocket costs:
- A tuition grant which caps our undergraduate tuition at $250/credit hour (the military TA cap) and graduate tuition at $325/credit hour for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans.
- Textbooks and/or e-books provided at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit, with no impact on military TA.
- Technology fees covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.
- Flexible, online course schedules that let you study whether on a rotating work shift or on deployment.
- Possible credit for military education and training courses including CCAF, JST, DANTES, and ACE-evaluated training.
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Learn from a nationally recognized leader in online education.
At American Military University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working professionals looking to advance in their careers. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.
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Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).
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Select your desired academic program from our 190+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, call us before you start the application: 877-755-2787.
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There is no fee to submit our online admissions application. You will be asked to provide information about your previous educational experiences and to declare your academic program.
After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.
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We Salute You
American Military University was founded in 1991 to educate those who serve & today we’re a top 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.
Our Students Are Priority One
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.
Providing Value for Your Education Dollars
Annual Tuition & Fees*
Annual Tuition Fees Chart Annual estimates of undergraduate and graduate costs with and without military grant.
WITH MILITARY GRANT WITHOUT GRANT
*Annual estimates are based on published tuition and technology fees assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.Technology fees are $50 per course and are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.
Transfer Your Credits
51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.
Transfer Credit Chart Average and maximum transfer credits from associate, bachelor’s and and master’s degree levels. Average Credits Transferred Toward Degree Total Credits* Associate Bachelor’s Master’s 20 44 8 64 121 39 *Average number of credits needed to complete your degree program
Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.
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Program Completion Rates, Median Debt, and More
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