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Earn Your Master's in National Security 100% Online

Threats to safety span a multitude of societal sectors—from business to infrastructure to technology. With a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from American Public University (APU), you examine the complexities of today’s unpredictable security environment, attaining an executive-level education in national and international security policy.

APU’s programs are 100% online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and programs start every month, so you can start quickly and control your schedule.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

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

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No GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test scores required. Programs start monthly.

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

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Comprehensive Scope

You’ll gain a solid foundation in agency operations and theory through coursework in national and international security, institutions of national security, current and emerging threats to U.S. national security, and the impact of globalization. To focus your studies, you will choose a concentration.

Core Skill Building

Your critical thinking and communication skills will be challenged. The program aims to enhance your ability to conduct advanced research and analysis on issues critical to national and international security.

Real-World Expertise

Faculty bring their frontline experience from national security, intelligence, government agencies, NGOs, and the military to ensure you gain career-relevant knowledge in this continually evolving field.

Connected Learning

You will study alongside APU’s unique group of peer working professionals representing security, intelligence, government, military, and service-driven communities.

Beyond the Classroom

Join a student organization to broaden your network. You may wish to participate in the National Security Policy and Analysis Organization, which facilitates critical engagement in national security, international affairs, and intelligence issues.

No Entrance Exams

Begin your studies quickly. APU’s MA in National Security Studies requires no GRE or other standardized test score. Courses start month, so you can begin on your schedule.

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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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