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 was founded to provide relevant and affordable education to first responders and those serving in the military. AMU students are working adults who seek flexible, affordable, and quality educational options to help them advance in their careers. Built specifically for students who have demanding and uncertain schedules, 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 relevant curriculum, class delivery, and service uniquely designed to meet the needs of those who serve others in their communities.

AMU offers more than 200 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
  • Homeland Security
  • Intelligence Studies
  • Management
  • Legal Studies
  • Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Cybersecurity

AMU also offers two doctoral degrees:

  • Doctor of Global Security (DGS)
  • Doctor of Strategic Intelligence (DSI)

AMU undergraduate and master’s level courses are 100% online (doctoral programs are offered online but do have residency requirements). Campuses, 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:
  • $812.25 per course for Associate's and Bachelor's degree courses.
  • $1,054.50 per course for Master's degree courses.
  • $65 Technology fee is waived for members of the FOP and their family members. Combined with the tuition grants listed above, this offers a savings of $107.50 per undergraduate course and $120.50 per master’s level course for FOP members and their family members.
  • Tuition for doctoral programs (3 years) is $50,054 (plus dissertation)

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 $8,550 and a Master's degree might be obtained for as little as $7,381.50 (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 resource 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, Louisiana and Wisconsin.