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An Online Master’s in National Security Studies for Less Than $15,000

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Earn Your Master's in National Security Online

Threats to safety span a multitude of societal sectors—from business to infrastructure to technology. With a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from American Military University (AMU), you examine the complexities of today’s unpredictable security environment, attaining an executive-level education in national and international security policy.

AMU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At AMU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Freedom Grant® that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

Entrance Exams

No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

AMU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all master’s-level U.S active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From AMU

Comprehensive Scope

You’ll gain a solid foundation in agency operations and theory through coursework in national and international security, institutions of national security, current and emerging threats to U.S. national security, and the impact of globalization. To focus your studies, you will choose a concentration.

Core Skill Building

Your critical thinking and communication skills will be challenged. The program aims to enhance your ability to conduct advanced research and analysis on issues critical to national and international security.

Real-World Expertise

Faculty bring their frontline experience from national security, intelligence, government agencies, NGOs, and the military to ensure you gain career-relevant knowledge in this continually evolving field.

Connected Learning

You will study alongside AMU’s unique group of peer working professionals representing security, intelligence, government, military, and service-driven communities.

Beyond the Classroom

Join a student organization to broaden your network. You may wish to participate in the National Security Policy and Analysis Organization, which facilitates critical engagement in national security, international affairs, and intelligence issues.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. AMU’s MA in National Security Studies requires no GRE or other standardized test score. Courses start month, so you can begin on your schedule.

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* Zero-out-of-pocket tuition may be possible when the Freedom Grant® is combined with other forms of financial assistance, such as military TA or federal Pell grants. The Freedom Grant is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists. Military spouses/dependents are also eligible to receive a grant that covers tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

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