Educating Those Who Serve.™

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Founded by a retired Marine Corps officer, American Military University has been on a mission to educate those who serve since its founding in 1991. We have the experience and knowledge to help you take charge of your education.

AMU Understands the Needs of Coast Guardsmen

American Military University (AMU) is the #1 provider of education to the U.S. military* and a respected provider of higher education to working professionals in the areas of national and homeland security, public safety, and similar sectors.

As one of the largest providers of academic programs to the U.S. Coast Guard, AMU offers the right blend of mission-relevant courses and degree programs for those seeking to build their knowledge in a meaningful way. Our degree programs such as homeland security, intelligence studies and criminal justice are tailor-made for those entrusted with protecting the public, our borders, and security interests around the globe.

To maximize your tuition assistance dollars, consider our exceptional array of certificate and master’s degree program offerings. Certificate programs typically can be completed with five to six courses. Scholarships are another resource to consider in financing your education.

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Degrees We've Selected For You

We've presented some programs for you, but you can use our degree finder to find and compare a wide variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level degree programs across some of today’s most in-demand fields. Start your search here.

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Providing Value for Your Education Dollars

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 university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate and doctoral studetns and all military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.

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 2013.

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 November 2.

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There is no application fee.