The University’s Bachelor of Arts in Military History is designed for students seeking greater understanding of military historiography studies in the context of a general liberal arts education. This popular baccalaureate education is completed entirely online, enabling working adults to fit a quality education into their busy schedules. The curriculum is designed differently than many military history programs because it focuses primarily on armed conflict and how their outcomes shaped civilizations throughout history.
The program provides a general foundation in the military history discipline by emphasizing five historical perspectives. This includes (1) philosophies and strategies of war; (2) leaders and management of militaries and people; (3) decisive historical battles and their influence on societies; (4) technological innovations in war and their influence on society; and how (5) historical lessons of diplomacy and foreign affairs may prevent or lead to future conflicts. Additionally, the online Bachelor of Arts in Military History underscores strong research, writing and critical thinking skills which are applicable in a variety of career pursuits.
Classes at the University are taught by expert practitioners. Many professors within the military history discipline are published historians and military leaders who share a strong passion for their studies and bring their unique perspectives and relevant research into the classroom discussion. Students connect and interact online with the University’s large community of professionals and history enthusiasts.
The following program details are intended to help you make an informed decision about the university that's right for you.
|2011-2012 Program Completion Rate|
|Normal time to completion for full-time student||4 years|
|Graduates who completed in this time1||53%|
|Tuition & Fees as of January 1, 2013||Median Loan Debt of 2011-2012 Graduates|
(before any awarded transfer credit)
|Technology fee2||$50||Private educational loans||$0|
|Transfer Credit Evaluation fee3 |
|$50||Institution financing plan||$0|
|Books and supplies4||$0|
|On-campus room and board||Not applicable|
1 Data may be “not available” if the program has no graduates during reporting period or if it has not been in existence the normal time for completion. If 0%, then graduates in the reporting period took longer than the average time, usually because they were part-time students. 91% of our students are working adults and do not take a full-time course load.
2 A $50 Technology Fee will be charged for all future undergraduate and graduate level course registrations, including audited courses. The fee is not applicable for Comprehensive Exam courses. An APUS grant will cover the fee for Active Duty Military, Reservists, National Guard, Vocational Rehabilitation (VOCA), VA and VA Chapter 33 students, and anyone using military tuition assistance (TA).
3 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee waived for all United States Active Duty Military, Guard, and Reserve personnel.
4 The undergraduate book grant provides textbooks, e-books, and other course materials at no cost to students for courses being taken for academic credit. Students must obtain their own software when required for a course or program.
5 This figure does not include PLUS loans or TEACH grants converted to Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans.
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