Fraternal Order of Police University

American Military University is an Official Academic Member of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police University Consortium

American Military University students are active, working adults. Most are employed at law enforcement, intelligence gathering and first response agencies at all levels of government, besides those who serve in every branch and specialty within the military. Founded to provide relevant and affordable education to first responders and the military, AMU serves a variety of students seeking liberal arts and professional studies degrees. AMU places special emphasis on programs in homeland security, national security, intelligence, and emergency and disaster management. Everyone associated with the University shares a passion for providing curriculum, class delivery, and service uniquely designed to meet the needs of those who serve others in their communities.

AMU offers 180 degree and certificate programs—including Law Enforcement Executive Leadership, Homeland Security, and Intelligence Studies—our degrees prepare students for services and leadership in a diverse and global society.

  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Studies
  • Management
  • National Security Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Strategic Intelligence

AMU courses are 100% online. Campuses housing administrative, academic and student support services are located in Virginia and West Virginia.

Web site:

Contact Person: Dennis Porter, Senior Law Enforcement Education Coordinator, Western Region

Phone number for FOP members to call: Admissions at 877-468-6268 (2) or Dennis at 562-252-6195 or email

Tuition costs:
  • $270 per credit hour for Associate's and Bachelor's degree courses.
  • $350 per credit hour for Master's degree courses.
  • $50 Technology fee is applied to each course.

Our undergraduate Book Grant provides e-books and other required course reading materials at no cost for undergraduate-level courses for credit.*

*Print textbooks may require additional costs. If an e-book version is unavailable, textbooks may be included as part of the grant coverage.

No SAT, ACT, GRE or GMAT is required.

AMU will accept up to 91 transferable credits into their undergraduate programs and up to 15 transferable credits into their graduate programs. Therefore, a Bachelor's degree might be obtained for as little as $8,370 and a Master's degree might be obtained for as little as $7,350 (exclusive of graduate books).

Our faculty combines relevant theory with real world experience, and numerous instructors are law enforcement professionals. AMU has established itself as a trusted resources for education in the law enforcement community by building partnerships of mutual benefits with highly respected groups such as the FBI National Academy Associates and Chiefs of Police Associations in California, Arizona, New York, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.