Associate of Arts
The Associate of Arts in Military History degree explores the origins of armed conflict in ancient times to patterns of Western warfare in the modern era. From the American Revolution to present day, the curriculum examines national military powers, war doctrines, crucial battles, and political leaders and their foreign policies that led to conflict. This online associate degree also emphasizes professional research, writing, and critical thinking skills. An associate degree can be a stepping-stone in fields where historical knowledge is beneficial to career advancement, such as curators, guides, archivists, or consultants, or for continuing toward a bachelor’s level education.
The curriculum for this online associate program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
- U.S. foreign policy issues, processes, and noteworthy individuals
- Patterns of Western ways of war
- The relationship between war fighting and foreign policy
- Military services history
- Key military thinkers in Western societies
- Warfare, Western societies, and military institutions
- American military history, traditions, warfare, and peacekeeping
- Military strategies, technology, and organizations
- American history political, economic, and social developments
Many university faculty members teaching these courses are published historians or military leaders who bring unique perspectives and relevant research into the classroom. You’ll also connect and interact online with other students who share your enthusiasm for history. View all courses.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Identify major historical developments and be able to examine the past from diverse perspectives.
- Apply historical reason to the study of the past and think in terms of causation, context, chronology, change, and continuity.
- Implement historical method through posing questions and conducting research analyzing evidence and articulating defensible conclusions.
- All undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
- New undergraduate students may be asked to complete our College Readiness Assessment (ADMN100). If you have successfully completed 9 or more hours of college credit, you may reach out to your admission representative to inquire about waiving this requirement.
- If you have previous college experience, you will be asked to submit your transcripts from previous schools where you earned academic credit.
- There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.
Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Per credit hour: $270 | $250 with military grant*
*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans that caps undergraduate tuition at the military TA limit. See all military-affiliated student benefits.
Paying for School
Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:
Ways to Save
Undergraduate Book Grant
Ebooks are provided at no cost if you are enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.
Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.
The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.