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Earn Your Associate of Arts in Military History Online

Explore the origins of armed conflict from ancient times through the modern era with an Associate of Arts in Military History from American Public University (APU). Dive into curriculum that examines national military powers, war doctrines, crucial battles, and political leaders and their foreign policies that led to conflict.

Gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of war and warfare using the historical method to study the causes, context, and timelines of battles from antiquity to the present day.

Your studies are enriched by faculty that includes military leaders and published historians. This online AA in Military History also covers career-relevant research, writing, and critical-thinking skills and lays the foundation for advanced degrees in related disciplines.

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule.


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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.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

$0
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We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

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APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Why You Should Earn This Associate Degree From APU

We’ve earned our reputation as a respected leader in online higher education by always making you—the student—our #1 priority.

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Save Time

Associate degree students can transfer up to 45 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Be in Control

You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because classes begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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