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Educating Those Who Serve

American Military University (AMU), founded in 1991 by a Marine Corps officer, provides military personnel with portable, relevant, and affordable education. Given our commitment to affordability, we believe our servicemembers, in particular, should have the opportunity to advance their education without financial burden. Explore benefits by branch: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Spouses, or Veterans.

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Graduate With No APUS-Incurred Student Loan Debt6

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Find the Degree Program That’s Right for You

Our degree finder helps you 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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Expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, and affordable online education that responds to your needs.

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Respected & Accredited

AMU is part of American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( Several programs have also earned specialized accreditation.

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Transfer-Credit Friendly

We review your military experience, training, prior on-the-job learning, college credits, JST and CCAF transcripts, DANTES, POST, ACE-evaluated training, and credits by exam.

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Convenient & Accessible

You always have a front row seat in our online classes, starting monthly with no set login times. Undergraduate class sizes average 20 students and master’s-level classes average 11 students.

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Expert Faculty

Many of AMU’s 1,700+ faculty bring experience from the U.S. military, government, public-safety, and national security sector. They share their field-tested skills and strategies with you.

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Supportive & Career-Focused

Our advisors are available seven days a week, staff are located near military installations around the U.S., and our career services team provides resume reviews, mock interviews, and virtual job fairs.

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Active Veterans Community

Our student body includes 11,000+ veterans and 4,000+ active members in our Student Veterans of America chapter. We have ranked annually since 2013 on the Military Times Best for Vets Colleges list.

Our Students Are Priority One

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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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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.

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1100% Online Does not apply to lab coursework, practicums, or doctoral programs.

2#1 Provider of Higher Education to the U.S. Military Based on Based on FY 2019 DoD tuition assistance data, as reported by Military Times, 2020

3Freedom Grant U.S. active-duty military members, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant, a military tuition grant. Standard rates apply if you are not eligible for the Freedom Grant.

4$0 Textbooks & Ebooks We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students

5$0 Technology Fee We waive the technology fee for active-duty military servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists.

672% Graduate With No APUS-Incurred Student Loan Debt As of December 31, 2019. Includes alumni who graduated with an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree from APUS. Student loan debt is defined as student loans and private education loans used for tuition, fees, living expenses, and book costs associated with courses taken at APUS.