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Military Studies, B.A.

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Engage your education with your Bachelor of Arts in Military Studies earned online from Ashford University. This degree will guide you in developing the historical, ethical, and foundational skills to advance your career as a leader, whether you pursue opportunities in the military or in the private sector.
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The Bachelor of Arts in Military Studies from Ashford University provides you with a foundation of historical and political knowledge to understand the role of the military as an institution. You will analyze the role of the military within its chronological and geographical contexts. And you will learn the importance of the US military as both a fighting and a peacekeeping force. Upon completion of your Bachelor of Arts in Military Studies degree program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the economic threats and risks present in today’s society.
  • Assess the technological challenges that instigate insecurity for governments, businesses, and non-profit institutions.
  • Explain modern social and political security challenges.
  • Examine environmental issues that create security and military threats and risks.
  • Develop possible courses of action to mitigate threats and risks from real world security and military events.


Earning an undergraduate degree in military studies means you may choose to enter a number of careers in which critical thinking skills are a must. This degree also provides a well-rounded foundation for continued studies. Among the many career fields in which your degree could be relevant:

  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • US Army
  • US Navy
  • US Air Force
  • US Marine Corps
  • US Coast Guard

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:
    • The academic calendar is continuous, rather than defined by semesters. Opportunities to enroll in an undergraduate program are available most every week. 
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Duration description
      • 5 Week Courses
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Attendance
      No Attendance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Revolution & Terrorism in the Modern World
  • Introduction to Cyber Crime
  • Introduction to Military Studies
  • Military Ethics
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Introduction to International Relations

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.

  • Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. Ashford University will also require that an applicant or student provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, and/or evidence of passing the GED or state certificate awarded.
  • Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.

Technological Requirements


Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    510 USD/credit
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  • National

    510 USD/credit
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