Description

This degree is for those who seek understanding of the military art and science as well as a general education in the liberal arts. The degree is quite different from history degrees at other universities because it is focused on the forces of human conflict and how those forces have shaped and continue to shape civilization.

The program ensures that students will learn about the "big picture" through exposure to five historical perspectives while allowing them to tailor the major to their individual interests during the junior and senior years.

Students receive a foundation in: (1) the philosophy, strategy, and tactics of conflict; (2) generalship, leadership, and management of warfare, and of people; (3) great historical battles and their influences on society; (4) the influence of technology on warfare, and on society; and (5) the history of related issues such as diplomacy, foreign affairs, international law, war and society, and future war.

Concentration Objectives

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Identify causes of America's break from the British Empire.
  • Compare and contrast the philosophy of early American leaders.
  • Analyze the reasons America pushed westward and what that expansion entailed.
  • Identify and give examples of the causes of the Civil War as well as differentiate the outcomes of that war in the North and the South.
  • Assess the social, economic, and political situation in America leading up to the 20th century.
  • Identify the causes of the Great Depression and recognize the attempts that were made to bring America out of it.
  • Analyze America's reasoning for joining both World Wars as well as identify military policy and strategy that contributed to eventual victory.
  • Elaborate on the political background of the Cold War and what factors led to diplomatic struggles between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • Integrate the cultural revolution of the 1960s and what was happening in Vietnam.
  • Identify major political, cultural, and economic developments from the 1980s to the 21st Century.

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Arts in Military History also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of military history, graduates in this degree program will be able to:

  • Identify a broad knowledge of the historical literature that pertains to the topics of study included in the degree program and locate the linkage between historical studies and allied disciplines.
  • Interpret historical forces that have shaped social change and contemporary human problems and discern an understanding of the historical experiences that go beyond a single time period and national or cultural experience.
  • Analyze historical material and make judgments, to establish causal relationships between facts, to find order and patterns, to answer why and how – not just simply report.
  • Analyze the contributions of the major military philosophers and leaders to the understanding of military history.
  • Examine the dynamics of diplomacy and peacekeeping as they have existed throughout history and in the present time.
  • Discuss the major military events, technologies, and nations that shaped our past and contemporary world.
  • Examine the operational art and warfare options practiced in historical and modern scenarios.

Many people think the only career option available to individuals with a history degree is teaching. While your degree will allow you to teach at a variety of levels, including community colleges and universities depending on what level of degree you obtain, you can also work in local, state, or national museums as a curator, guide, archivist, or consultant. Many large companies will hire historians to research the history of their field or the company itself. If you enjoy research, you may opt to be a research scholar, writing articles and books to further the field of history as a whole.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Rolling admissions Tuition fee
  • USD 8038 Year (National)
  • USD 8038 Year (International)

We charge a $50 technology fee (per course). Additional fees might apply.

Start date Any time 2015 First Monday of every month Credits 121 points
Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Student interaction Online group works/assignments Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Core Requirements

HIST300 Research Methods in History

MILH201 Introduction to Military History

MILH202 Survey of American Military History

MILH221 War From Antiquity to 1700

MILH222 War from 1700 to the Present

MILH303 Readings in Military Leadership

MILH304 Readings in Military Philosophy

Concentration Requirements

HIST406 Civil War And Reconstruction, 1861-1877

HIST491 Writing a Research Proposal

MILH320 The American Revolution

MILH355 World War I

MILH360 World War II

MILH370 The Korean War

MILH371 The Vietnam War

Choose 2 from the following:

HIST402 Colonial America

HIST403 The Early Republic, 1783-1815

HIST404 Jacksonian America, 1815-1846

HIST405 Antebellum America, 1846-1861

HIST407 The Gilded Age, 1877-1900

HIST408 The United States: 1900 to Second World War

HIST409 The United States: WW II to the Present

Choose 2 from the following:

MILH411 Diplomacy and War I

MILH412 Diplomacy and War II

MILH421 History of Peacekeeping: 1945-1987

MILH422 History of Peacekeeping: 1988-Present

MILH480 Special Topic: Military History

MILH490 Independent Study: History

Institutional Requirements

COLL100 Foundations of Online Learning

General Education

English (Must take ENGL101-Proficiency in Writing)

History

Humanities

Literature

Mathematics

Political Science

Science

Social Science

Final Program Requirement

MILH498Senior Seminar in Military History

General Electives

Electives are typically courses available at your degree level that are not currently required as a part of your degree program/academic plan. Please visit the catalog to view a complete listing of courses.


USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


Program requirements

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 520

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.

Requirements

Our university welcomes international applicants from many countries around the world. We are an online university and students are not required to enter the U.S. Therefore, we do not issue I-20 or DS-2019 forms for the F-1 or J-1 student visas.

In addition to the admission requirements for undergraduate or graduate study, we may require additional documents related to residency, English proficiency, and educational background. Our institution maintains the right to require this documentation when needed.

Undergraduate Students

This category includes associate, bachelor's, undergraduate courses for transfer, and undergraduate certificates. Note: Students wishing to take individual courses to transfer elsewhere must enroll as "undergraduate corses for transfer", which means you are not seeking a degree with us. All undergraduate-level applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.

Students without college-level academic credits OR non-degree-seeking:

  • Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
  • Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.
  • Depending on the country of citizenship applicants may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency to complete their admission file.

Students with previous college-level academic credits information:

Associate or bachelor degree students

  • Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
  • Students with previous college credit earned at a CHEA or AUCC accredited institution are required to submit a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) Application as part of their admission process.
  • Students with previous college credit earned only at non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institutions are not required to submit a TCE application as part of their admission process. However, students do have the option to have these transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency by an APUS-approved agency and undergo the TCE for possible transfer credit.
  • Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.
  • Depending on the country of citizenship applicants may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency before being able to register for class. Learn more about our English proficiency requirements.

Undergraduate certificate students

  • Applicants self-certify on their admissions application that they have received the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma.
  • You have the option to undergo a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE), but it is not a requirement. We may request official transcripts from CHEA or AUCC accredited institutions via the TCE process. Students that earned their college credit at a non-CHEA or non-AUCC accredited institution must have a course-by-course evaluation for U.S. equivalency conducted by an APUS-approved agency for the TCE.
  • Applicants residing in the U.S. are required to have a current U.S. residency card, appropriate current Visa, or Social Security Number card and are required to submit that documentation to APUS for record retention.
  • Depending on the country of citizenship applicants may be required to provide documentation of English proficiency before being able to register for class.
Non-U.S. Transcripts

As an international student, you must have your non-U.S. college and university transcripts (those not accredited by CHEA or AUCC) evaluated by a credential evaluation agency, listed below, that can interpret your educational background received outside the United States and provide statements of U.S. equivalencies.

Agency Issued Reports

Evaluation agencies will complete your evaluation in one of two ways:

  • Degree-only verification: Verifies the type of degree earned and whether or not the non-U.S. institution degree is equivalent to one earned at an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Course by course evaluation: Verifies whether or not the non-U.S. institution is equivalent to an accredited U.S. institution and includes a separate report that provides U.S. semester credit, grade equivalent, and level equivalent (graduate or undergraduate) for each course. This report is used for Transfer Credit Evaluations (TCE) and three year non-U.S. bachelor degrees.

Accepted Credential Evaluation Agencies

You are responsible for contacting one of these accepted foreign education evaluation agencies to have your non-U.S. transcript evaluated, and to receive procedure and fee information:

  • Office of International Education Services, Credentials Analysis Service at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. (AACRAO)
  • Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) – We only accept the academic report which includes the earned credential equivalency and a course-by-course report.
  • National Association of Credential Evaluation Services National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Current Members Only*
  • Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). Current Members Only*

*Because membership may change throughout the year, visit the NACES or AICE websites to see the most current information.

Agencies Should Use the Following Address to Send Transcript Evaluations:

American Public University System

Attn: Document Services

10110 Battleview Parkway, Suite 114

Manassas, VA 20109

Please note: Faxed evaluation reports are not considered official.

English Proficiency for International Students

Non-exempt, non-U.S. citizens must provide verification of English proficiency by submitting the results of a standardized test.

The university's preference is for students to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, but we would accept the other standardized tests listed below as well.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Paper Based Test-520 with TWE of 4.0

  • Internet Based Test

  • Reading 21

  • Writing 23

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)-Academic Version

    • Reading 6.0

    • Writing 6.0

    Tests Requiring University Approval First

    To submit one of the following tests in place of the TOEFL or IELTS, contact international@apus.edu for approval.

    • ACT English

    • SAT Verbal

    • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL)

    • General Certificate of Education (GCE)

    • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGSCE)

    • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GSCE)

    Transcripts and Other Documentation Needed

    The following types of individuals are required to provide us additional documentation and should read the relevant sections below for details on the necessary documentation

    Note: If you are an undergraduate student with no previous college credit, or if you are a non-degree seeking student, we will not need any transcripts.

    Undergraduate Students with Previous College Credit

    If you are an undergraduate student with previous college credit and you have not earned a bachelor’s degree or above yet, we need:

    • Official transcripts sent from all previous institutions

    • TCE application for transfer credit review

    If the course work was completed at an institution not accredited by a U.S. recognized body, you will need to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an international education agency.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than American Public University. StudyPortals cannot guarantee that the scholarships apply to this university.

    Funding

    International applicants are required to pay each course in full using a U.S. credit card or money order. The Automatic Debit Plan (ADP) payment option is available when used with a credit card drawn from a U.S. institution.
    Suggestions for international students seeking financial assistance to fund their studies at APUS:

    • Contact their Ministry of Education – explore scholarship, grants or loan possibilities
    • Contact private lenders – companies or banks
    • Seek sponsorship from a personal investor

    Accreditation

    American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    ED formally recognizes accrediting commissions that meet all federal standards, and CHEA extends recognition to accrediting bodies and their institutions that meet these established standards. Accreditation should be important to you because it determines a school’s eligibility for federal and state financial aid, and may influence acceptance of transfer credits and admission to accredited graduate schools.

    In addition to our HLC accreditation, our B.S. in Nursing program, as well as many of our business programs, have obtained specialized accreditation from external accrediting organizations in these specific disciplines.

    Credits and degrees earned through APUS may be recognized for promotion, assignment, and position qualification standards within the military, federal government, and private sector. For students transferring to other colleges, APUS credit is considered transfer-eligible based on its accreditation. However, APUS cannot guarantee that its credit will be accepted, as acceptance of credit is always the prerogative of the receiving institution.

    Institutional Accreditation

    This level of accreditation requires a significant amount of self-study and presentation of evidence to satisfy the demanding requirements of accrediting organizations. Obtaining accreditation with HLC demonstrates our focus on providing academic excellence and the best possible experience for our students.

    As an accredited institution, our university is eligible to participate in federal educational entitlement programs such as military tuition assistance, government tuition reimbursement programs, the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill, and many corporate education assistance programs. In addition, APUS has been granted approval by the Department of Education to participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs.

    Further information on recognition policies and standards may be found on the following websites:

    U.S. Department of Education (ED)

    400 Maryland Avenue, SW

    Washington, DC 20202

    (800) USA-LEARN (800-872-5327)

    Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

    One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510

    Washington, DC 20036

    (202) 955-6126

    The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

    230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500

    Chicago, IL 60604

    (800) 621-7440

    View the APUS 2011 HLC Reaccreditation letter

    Specialized Accreditation

    In addition to our HLC accreditation, our university has obtained specialized/programmatic accreditation through appropriate governing organizations for the specific academic programs listed below. The curriculum for these programs meets the higher standards required by these external accrediting organizations.

    Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

    Business School

    A.S., B.S., and M.S. in Accounting; A.A. in Business Administration; Bachelor of Business Administration; Master of Business Administration; B.A. in Marketing; A.A., B.A., and M.A. in Management; A.A. and B.A. in Retail Management; A.A. and B.A. in Hospitality Management; B.A. and M.A. in Transportation and Logistics Management; and A.A. in Real Estate Studies.

    The B.A. and M.A. in Reverse Logistics Management and the B.A. and M.A. in Entrepreneurship programs within the School of Business are not accredited by ACBSP. They will be eligible for accreditation once they have been standing for a minimum of two years and each has at least one graduate.

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)

    CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices. As a voluntary, self-regulatory process, CCNE accreditation supports and encourages continuing self-assessment by nursing programs and supports continuing growth and improvement of collegiate professional education and post-baccalaureate nurse residency programs.

    Council for Education for Public Health (CEPH)

    At this time, our university is not accredited by CEPH, and our prior application for CEPH accreditation lapsed on January 1, 2013. However, the governing body of the CEPH, at its June 2013 meeting, formally approved our request to begin the accreditation process for our Master of Public Health program. The steps and timeline for the CEPH accreditation process are subject to modification, and there is no assurance that we (or any institution seeking accreditation) will achieve this accreditation.

    Professional Recognition and Affiliation

    Management

    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    Sports and Health Sciences

    American Sport Education Program (ASEP) (B.S.)

    National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) (M.S.)

    Information Systems Security

    National Security Agency (NSA) - Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE)

    Child and Family Development

    National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

    School of Education, M.Ed. Teaching, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, M.Ed. School Counseling

    WV state approved educator certification programs (WVDE)

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