Online Bachelor of Arts in Applied Military and Veteran Studies

Are you looking to make a positive impact on military and veteran communities? Pursue a Bachelor of Arts in applied military and veteran studies online from Arizona State University to specialize in this emerging field. Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped for roles in the military, public service and government, veteran-serving industries and community organizations.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 05/16/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 41

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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Deepen your understanding of service with a military and veterans studies degree

In this program, you’ll examine multidisciplinary aspects of the U.S. military and the history of war, as well as the implications for veterans, their families and society. You’ll also explore how the public understands the role of the military and those who serve the country, veterans’ representation in the media and arts and how scholars in national security ask questions and propose solutions.

Additionally, you’ll gain in-demand skills, such as:

  • Adaptability and problem solving.
  • Cross-functional collaboration and teamwork.
  • Endurance, strength and resilience.
  • Holistic understanding of diversity and inclusion.
  • Leadership.
  • Transparent communication.

Who’s a good candidate for this program?

 

While this military and veteran studies degree is ideal for active service members looking for career advancement, military service is not needed to apply. It’s also a good fit for veterans, reserves, National Guard members, military family members and those interested in the history of the military and war.

Additionally, this program is suitable for professionals with a variety of career backgrounds who want to develop a specialization in military and veteran studies. Whether you have experience in public service serving veterans, teaching or academia, this degree provides a pathway to a career in this emerging field.

Specialize your studies with a portfolio track

 

Completing the required portfolio track allows you to gain hands-on experience and refine your career interests. In the 15-credit-hour track, you’ll learn about theory and history, as well as participate in an internship or individualized instruction. You’ll then compile a portfolio of previous work to demonstrate what you’ve learned. Available portfolio tracks include:

  • Counseling and counseling psychology for military and veteran communities.
  • Leadership in military and veterans' organizations.
  • Principles of health care for military, veterans and their families.
  • Public leadership, service and policy.
  • The military and veterans: Historical perspectives.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Military and veterans studies courses

In this program, you’ll take a variety of skills-building courses in areas such as writing and research and then focus your learning in your portfolio track. Depending on your specialization, your courses will hone in on the history of the military and war, management and team building, counseling, clinical research and more.


MVS 302: Representations and Self-Representations of Veterans in the Media and the Arts (HUAD OR H & C)


MVS 400: Military Theory and Practice


MVS 401: The Military: Law, Ethics and Culture


MVS 402: Technology and Warfare


MVS 485: Military and Veterans Studies Portfolio and Performance Assessment


HST 340: American Military History (HUAD OR SB & H)


MVS 100: Introduction to Military Studies


MVS 301: Experience of America's Modern Wars (H)


The jobs you could get with a military and veterans studies degree

This program prepares you for civilian and military careers in a range of industries from business, education and military community support to public and mental health, public affairs and intelligence. There’s also a demand for skilled employees from federal agencies that support military-connected and veteran individuals, such as the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Career paths you may pursue include, but aren’t limited to:

Advocate


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $38,520

Certified Recreational Therapist


Growth: 3.6 %
Salary: $51,330

High School Teacher


Growth: 1.0 %
Salary: $62,360

Historian


Growth: 3.1 %
Salary: $64,540

History Professor


Growth: 1.3 %
Salary: $79,400

Middle School Teacher


Growth: 0.8 %
Salary: $61,810

Military Officer


Growth: %
Salary: $0

Social Services Director


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $74,240

Learn from leading faculty in military studies

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Learn from leading faculty in military studies

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Competency requirements

Additional admission requirements

High school equivalency

Homeschool

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Study at a globally recognized university

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

#2


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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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