Military Degrees and Programs

Kaplan University has a long tradition of supporting those who serve, U.S. veterans, and military families. We understand the demands placed on these deserving students and offer military programs focused on ensuring they get the most out of their education. 

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Military and veteran students

Meeting the Needs of Today’s Military

We value and support our military and veteran students, which is why Kaplan University’s military education programs are designed to reduce the amount of time and effort needed to earn a degree. For some military occupations, our military programs and partnerships could reduce coursework by a maximum of 73%.*

For instance, the Kaplan University Unit-Hosted Classroom Program (UCP)—offered at Fort Bliss—is an innovative way to bring the college experience to soldiers at or near their place of work during duty hours. Classes are a combination of online and face-to-face sessions over a 10-week quarterly term. Kaplan University’s representatives work with Educational Service Officers to identify appropriate degree programs and create customized schedules designed to coincide with regularly scheduled breaks (such as lunch periods or end of duty day) and shift work.

Kaplan University also participates in Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and Air University programs designed to simplify and speed up the process of earning your undergraduate degree. The General Education Mobile (GEM) program helps you make progress toward your associate’s degree. Our partnership with the Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) helps shorten your path to a bachelor’s degree.



Kaplan University has evaluated various military occupations and mapped them to specific degree programs, which ensures your training transfers to Kaplan University as college credit. Please note that you are not limited to these military program options. Even if your occupation is not listed, your training may still be eligible for credit. All military transcripts will be evaluated for credit awards. Please note the credit awards listed below do not include transfer credit.

MOS/NEC  Maximum Credit Awarded
for Occupational Training
 Program Service Level Required for
Maximum Reward
11B, 11C 45  AAS in Business Administration 30+
11B, 11C 50  AAS in Criminal Justice 40+
13B, 13M, 13P, 13T 40 AAS in Business Administration 30+
19D, 19K 40  AAS in Business Administration 30+
19D, 19K 50  AAS in Criminal Justice 40+
25B, 25N, 25Q, 25S, 25W 50 AAS in Information Technology 30+
31B 60 AAS in Criminal Justice 30+
31B 104 BS in Criminal Justice 40+
42A/75B 40 AAS in Business Administration 30+
74D 15 AAS in Fire Science 10+
74D 32 BS in Fire Science 10+
74D 47 BS in Fire and Emergency Management 30+
79R, 79T 45 AAS in Business Administration 40+
79R 74 BS in Business Administration 40+
79T 81 BS in Business Administration 50+
92A, 92Y 40 AAS in Business Administration 30+
68W 65 AS in Health Science 10+
68W/NEC 29 Health Sciences Bachelor's Degree Completion 10+
Multiple MOS 50 BS in Liberal Studies Varies

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Military Students

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Our flexible options include offering certain courses to nondegree-seeking participants. Upon successful completion of a course, the participant may transfer the credits earned toward a degree at Kaplan University if the course is part of the Kaplan University degree program.

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*Based on a member of the military who transfers in the maximum amount of quarter credit hours: 65 for medical MOS, 60 for military police and information technology MOS, 50 for combat arms MOS, 55 for paralegal specialist MOS, 45 for recruiter MOS. Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation duties. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s). State-specific requirements, as listed in catalog.kaplanuniversity.edu, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible to transfer.