Take Charge of Your Education

As a mission-driven professional, you solve tough challenges every day. When it comes time to push yourself to reach new goals, American Military University (AMU) stands ready to help.

With online degrees to support the intelligence and homeland security communities, AMU has professionals like you covered. At AMU, you’ll find outstanding faculty who bring applied knowledge in emerging areas like data analytics and cybersecurity into the classroom.

We work hard to keep our curriculum and content relevant to help keep you ahead of industry trends. AMU’s homeland security program was established before 9/11 and continuously evolves to stay ahead of tomorrow’s threats. And our applied strategic intelligence doctoral degree is the first of its kind for those who aspire to reach the pinnacle of this field.


  • Flagship degree programs include: intelligence, cybersecurity, homeland security, emergency management, and more
  • Recognized by the NSA and DHS as a National Center of Excellence for Cyber Defense Education
  • Affordable tuition with grants for military-affiliated students and veterans
  • Federal student aid and military tuition assistance accepted
  • Books provided online at no charge to students in undergraduate courses
  • Transfer credits evaluated for academic credits, military experience, or on-the-job training
  • Associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs start monthly to fit your schedule
  • Doctoral applications are now being accepted for January

Our History - Your Future

A Marine Corps officer founded AMU in 1991 to provide military personnel with a portable, relevant, and affordable education. Today we are the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military, and our mission proudly extends to all public sector communities. At AMU, you'll join a community of students working to make a difference for our nation.

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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 grant.

Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $270/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $325 per credit hour $350/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit.

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 2015.

Accredited by the Higher Learning Comission

Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

Our Students Are Priority One

Lance Arnold
Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

Colt Tallent
Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security.

Chanda Chann
Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions.

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After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.

Classes begin October 7.

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