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 ( 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

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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.

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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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