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Earn Your Master of Arts in Military History Online

Conflict and warfare often provide a lens into society as we know it today. An online MA in Military History from APU allows you to understand the past to inform the future. In addition to delving into the social, cultural, economics, and political changes wrought by warfare, this program deepens your knowledge about the strategy, command, leadership tactics, and technological weaponry advances that influenced the outcome of pivotal battles in history.

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. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

Per Credit Hour

For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

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

Transfer Credit Evaluation

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

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Our Military Legacy

Proudly rooted in the military, APU was founded to serve members of the Armed Forces. You benefit from learning alongside our largely active-duty military and veteran student population offering exceptional insight into the subject matter.

Expert Knowledge

Among the faculty for APU’s military history master’s degree are military leaders and published historians. They enrich your learning by sharing their unique perspectives.

Broad Scope

The program goes beyond the study of military battles to explore the social structures, military attitudes, organizational relationships between officers and troops, and the interrelationships between military and civilian societies.


Your critical thinking skills will be challenged as you intensely focus on a specific concentration of your choice. Through the study of historiography, you examine how history has been written and interpreted.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. This MA in Military History requires no GRE® entrance exam, and the program starts monthly, putting you in control.

Beyond The Classroom

Connect with fellow students, including historians and military history enthusiasts, through organizations like the Saber and Scroll History Club and the Historical Studies Honor Society. Our internationally circulated student-run journal, The Saber and Scroll, affords students the opportunity to be professionally published.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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