College of Military Studies and the Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security

National American University recognizes the many sacrifices, challenges, and demands placed upon service members and their families, including extended deployments, temporary duty assignments, and frequent permanent change of stations. 

To better serve military students and their dependents, NAU maintains a full division dedicated to the service of active duty and retired military personnel and their dependents. The College of Military Studies (CMS) is committed to assisting military students to achieve their educational goals by providing quality education and exceptional student support services focused on the specific needs of veterans, active military, dependents, and retirees. 

The Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security (H-P) within the College of Military studies serves both military and civilian students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees (see the undergraduate and doctoral catalogs for more information). 

The College of Military Studies provides services specifically designed to meet military personnel and their dependents needs. Through National American University, the College of Military Studies, including the Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security:

  • Offers over 65+ degree programs and 30+ certificates online 

  • Is authorized to receive tuition assistance payments through the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership MOU for all service branches 

  • Participates in the VA education benefit programs 

  • Is a Yellow Ribbon school 

  • Supports the My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program 

  • Participates in the President’s Principles of Excellence Program 

  • Supports the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success 

  • Follows the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations to grant credit to students for learning acquired from approved organizations 

  • Accepts JST, CCAF, CLEP, and DSST  

  • Is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)