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

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Earn Your Master of Arts in Military Studies Online

What are the enduring characteristics of the nature of war that provide continuity to the ever-changing conduct of war? How have great military leaders developed winning military strategies in conventional and irregular wars? These are among the intriguing questions you will explore by enrolling in the MA in Military Studies at American Military University (AMU)—a program designed to provide deep insight into the theories, concepts, and conduct of war.

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

AMU’s program promotes military thought by considering the dynamic interaction of the history, theory, and doctrine of the Military Art of War using a social science methodology to produce thoughtful warrior practitioners. History lays the foundation, theory provides the framework, and doctrine guides the application.

Meeting Your Needs

You will gain an advanced level of professional knowledge as you sharpen your research and analytical skills. Tailor your studies to align with your professional goals through a robust offering of electives and concentrations.

Our Military Legacy

Founded by a retired servicemember, AMU is proud of its military heritage. Your learning will be enriched by the unique insights of our largely active-duty military and veteran student population.

Frontline Expertise

Our faculty are battle-tested. They’ve held leadership roles in the military and government, including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, CIA, and State Department.

Peer Engagement

Through clubs and organizations, like Student Veterans of America, Salute National Veterans Honor Society, and Broken Shield Wounded Veterans Society, you have an opportunity to connect with fellow students beyond the classroom.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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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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