Online Programs for Security and Global Studies Professionals

Welcome to American Military University’s School of Security and Global Studies. This is AMU’s flagship School, offering some of our most distinctive programs, including:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Fire Science
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Studies
  • International Relations and Global Security
  • Legal Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Strategic Intelligence

Check out all of the programs in the School of Security & Global Studies.

Earn a respected degree from American Military University’s School of Security and Global Studies. The School prepares dedicated professionals to address the complex challenges facing public safety, national security, and intelligence communities. AMU is a leading provider of affordable education to adult learners worldwide, including those in military, defense, national security, and public safety sectors, as well as other mission-driven civilians. Coursework is online, providing flexibility to earn a degree or certificate at a pace that accommodates busy schedules.

Top reasons to consider AMU’s School of Security and Global Studies:

Faculty with Real-World Knowledge
Our practitioner faculty have been in the trenches and share their professional experience with students. They’ve worked with federal, state, and local agencies, like the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, intelligence organizations, and municipal law enforcement or public safety operations.

As a student, you will also be able to engage with faculty actively applying their research to the field and work with them in contributing to publishing opportunities.

Leading-Edge Experiences
Some of our School’s programs, like emergency and disaster management are introducing gamification and simulation based on real-world application. For example, you may get to experience working in a simulated environment of a municipal emergency operations center.

Experiential Learning
Students in our criminal justice, emergency and disaster management, homeland security, international relations, national security, and security management programs can seek an internship. Internship locations have included

  • NCIS
  • United Nations
  • U.S. Department of State
  • The Red Cross
  • FEMA

AMU is part of American Public University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (

The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC®) has accredited our programs in emergency and disaster management and fire science.

3 reasons adult learners choose AMU:

  • Affordability: With a military grant, tuition is $250/credit hour (undergraduate) and $325/credit hour (graduate) and no-cost textbooks and ebooks for those enrolled in undergraduate classes
  • Online convenience
  • Flexibility: Monthly start dates, no set login times

Get ready to take the next step:

  • Identify one or more programs of interest and click to explore it.
  • Scroll this page to learn more about AMU.
  • Fill out the form to request information or call an admissions representative at 877-755-2787.

Ready to Learn More?

Request Information

Find the degree or certificate that's right for you

Our program finder helps you search and compare a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Start your search here.

Clear Filters

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 94% 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.

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.

Icon symbolizing respected and accredited

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Students Are Priority One

Take the Next Step

Classes begin January 2.
Remaining time to enroll…

Request InformationApply Now

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs