M.A. Online

Military Studies

American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit 13320 USD/full
370 USD/credit 13320 USD/full
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The Military Studies MA course from the American Public University ensures that students will learn about the strategic and operational levels of military operations while allowing students to tailor their graduate study to their individual needs by choosing concentrations in Joint Warfare or Strategic Leadership.


Course Details

Explore strategic military operations in peace and conflict with the Military Studies MA course from the American Public University.

APU’s online master’s degree in military studies provides a thorough examination of the laws of war and the emerging defense and security challenges facing the United States. You will also learn to identify viable courses of action when doctrine or revolutionary changes in strategy and operation occur.

Academic professionals, senior military leaders, and those serving in the national security arena provided input in developing APU’s curriculum. Designed to help you publish scholarly works, the Master of Arts in Military Studies sharpens your capacities for effective research, analysis, methodological, and presentation skills relevant to military studies.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Irregular Warfare 
  • Joint Warfare
  • Strategic Leadership 

What You Will Do

  • Analyze the origins, development, capabilities, and vulnerabilities of friendly and hostile military forces
  • Assess major trends, theories, laws of war, events, and people that have shaped military studies in historical and modern contexts
  • Evaluate the variables and influences affecting military forces in terms of leadership, doctrine, strategy, tactics, operations, joint operations and integrated systems, technology, cultures, and the multidimensional battle space
  • Judge examples of successful and unsuccessful military and strategic leadership based on past and current events

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The Making of Strategy
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Great Military Leaders
  • Strategy, Tactics, & the Operational Art
  • Insurgency and Revolution
  • The Non-State Soldier

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13320 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    13320 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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