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With a strong military heritage, AMU educates those in the military, defense, national security, public safety, and related communities. Whether you want to deepen your knowledge in your field of expertise or explore new horizons, there is a place for you here.

You're Driven to Protect and Serve.
We're Driven to Help You Succeed.

As a top online university, American Military University provides quality and affordable online education to U.S. Armed Forces, members of the public safety, service and national security communities, and working adults in a wide range of fields. At AMU, we have earned our reputation as a leader in online higher education by always focusing on you: the student.

AMU accepts students in the USA and around the world; and you need not be in the military.

Military Tuition Grant

Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.

At-a-Glance

  • 200+ online degrees and certificate programs that start monthly
  • Federal student aid and military tuition assistance accepted
  • Federal student aid and military tuition assistance accepted
  • No-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate and doctoral students and all military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students
  • Possible transfer credit for academic credits, military experience, or on-the-job training
  • Part of American Public University System which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission – the same as the U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Accepts students in the USA and around the world

Note: 100% online messaging does not apply to lab coursework, practicums, or doctoral programs.

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Find the Degree Program That’s Right for You

Prepare to put your knowledge and skill to work with like-minded learners and heavily engaged faculty. We offer several respected programs including Cybersecurity, Intelligence Studies, and Homeland Security. Use our degree finder to explore all our programs.

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Tuition Costs*

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military tuition grant.

Military Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $285/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $250 per credit hour $370/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

Percentage of Students with Transfer Credit 93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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 adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2015.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

Our Students Are Priority One

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There is no fee to apply and the application process only takes 15-25 minutes.

Here's how to get started:

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Choose Your Program

Select your desired program from our 200+ degrees and certificates. If you are unsure which program is right for you, complete our form and an admissions representative will help you select the best fit for you.

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Apply Online (15-25 Minutes)

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.

Classes begin September 7.

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There is no application fee.