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Earn Your BA in Military History Online

Nothing produces social and cultural change more than conflict and warfare. An online bachelor’s degree in military history from American Public University (APU) allows you to understand the past to inform the future. Designed differently than other military history programs, APU’s Bachelor of Arts in Military History is distinctive in its focus on armed conflict and how those outcomes shaped civilizations throughout time.

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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* 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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Why You Should Earn This Bachelor's From APU

Our Military Legacy

APU has proud roots in the military and was founded to serve members of the Armed Forces. You benefit from learning alongside our largely active-duty military and veteran student population offering an unrivaled point of view.

Unique Insight

Faculty who are current or former military leaders and published historians enrich your learning by sharing their extraordinary perspectives.

Structured Approach

The program focuses on the philosophies and strategies of war, leaders and management of militaries and people, the impact of decisive historical conflicts, the influence of technological innovations on war and society, as well as historical lessons of diplomacy and foreign affairs.

Practical Takeaways

Your critical thinking and research skills will be sharpened as you complete your program. Your capstone experience involves writing a major paper, exploring your field of interest.

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.

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