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American Military University & the California Police Chiefs Association are partners in your professional development.

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You’re Driven to Protect & Serve
We’re Driven to Help You Succeed

California Police Chiefs Association Elit Partner

You have a duty to serve your community, and American Military University (AMU ) is committed to its duty to serve you with affordable and flexible online education.

Continuing education may help meet your goals for advancement or support personal goals related to your law enforcement career and beyond. AMU is ready to help you. As a long-standing partner to the law enforcement community, AMU arms you with your best defense—knowledge, delivered online in a format that fits your life.

We Make Quality Education Affordable

Per Undergrad Course

Your tuition and fee rate will be $1,050.00 per 3-credit course for undergraduate programs and $1,360.00 per 3-credit course for master’s-level programs.

Out-Of-Pocket Tuition Possible

All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible for our Preferred Military Rate, which is $250 per credit hour for both undergraduate and master’s-level programs. Military family members, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents are also eligible for the Preferred Military Rate.


We provide no-cost ebooks for all undergraduate, doctoral, and Preferred Military Rate-eligible master’s-level students.

Entrance Exams

No standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

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

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Giving You Freedom to Learn


Our online courses feature weekly class schedules with no set login times. Our mobile app expands your access.


Classes start every month with mostly 8-week formats, so you can begin on your schedule.


Finish faster and save. We are committed to awarding you as much transfer credit as possible for military service, previous academic coursework, and job experience.

More Value

At AMU, 72% have graduated with no APUS-incurred student loan debt.


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


Undergraduate classes average 18 students and master’s-level classes average 10 students.


Get career-relevant knowledge from faculty who bring their experience from law enforcement, corrections, fire and EMS, intelligence, and security agencies.


All students have access to our advisors who are available seven days a week, as well as our robust catalog of mental health resources, including TalkCampus, a real-time, professionally monitored peer support app.

Career-Relevant Education for CPCA Members

Learn from faculty and alongside peers with frontline experience in law enforcement, security, intelligence, and the military—building your knowledge in your field of interest. Here are the top programs chosen by California Police Chiefs Association members. If you have another interest, use our program finder to search other options.

200+ Programs—Find the Best Fit for You

Use our program finder to search all of our online degrees and certificates—from the associate to the doctoral level.

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Since completing my master’s degree with American Military University, many doors have opened to me. I have stepped into the role of chief of police in my community, and what I learned at AMU has benefited me greatly.

Paul LeBaron

Member, California Police Chiefs Association

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Classes begin November 6.

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