At American University, we focus on career-readiness and fulfilling industry skill gaps identified by employers nationwide. Your tuition investment is an investment in your career and future. When you complete the master’s program, you will be uniquely prepared to join some of the most competitive areas of counter-terrorism and homeland security. See our 2019-2020 tuition costs below.


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You may also consider budgeting for textbooks, supplies, personal expenses, and loan fees.

International Students

As an international student, you won’t incur additional tuition costs beyond the fees listed for domestic students.

Military Students

American University is ranked as the 47th Best College for Veterans in U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings. We're proud of our veteran and U.S. military-affiliated students and their families, and we value and appreciate the perspectives they bring to our learning communities.

American University accepts Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI® Bill benefits, and we also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Other military benefits include:

  • Veteran Services Office Connect with groups, announcements, and supportive resources that apply to veterans and their families.
  • Veterans Liaison Network Dedicated to helping our veteran students achieve their educational objectives.
  • Career Center Professional resources to help veterans achieve their professional goals.

How will I pay for this?

From scholarships to financial aid, we're committed to providing exceptional opportunities to qualified students. Learn more about your options as an American University student. Call us at 855-725-7614 to speak to a knowledgeable admissions representative or request more information.