Fort Bliss Education Center

Military Programs on Base

Kaplan University is proud to support all those assigned to Fort Bliss. If you are a military member, DoD employed civilian, or military family member we invite you to explore Kaplan University’s online programs or visit us in the Education Office.

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The Kaplan University Military Student Support Desk
A406 Thunderhorse Road, in the Education Center
Tel: 915.744.5070 (Fort Bliss Education Center)
Kaplan University Military Student Support Center: 866.583.4412 (Toll Free)

Program Options

Kaplan University offers more than 180 programs. In addition, we offer special military programs for those stationed on Fort Bliss.

On-Base Hybrid Programs

Kaplan University has awarded credit for various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) which can greatly reduce the time needed to complete an associate’s degree. Currently on Fort Bliss, two programs are delivered through a combination of weekly on-base sessions and online instruction:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice 
  • Associate of Science in Health Science

We have evaluated various Army occupations and awarded credit to significantly reduce the courses needed to obtain an associate’s degree, as the much of the required program outcomes may be covered within military training.

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice—For Those in the 31B MOS

If you are a 31B you may be eligible to complete the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice in 5 courses: 4 courses through the hybrid model and one fully online class. * The 4 hybrid courses include a weekly face-to-face seminar during lunch hour. Other elements of the hybrid courses are completed online, including discussion board and weekly assignments. The fifth course is taught 100% online. 

By taking 2 courses for the first 2 terms and 1 course the final term, this program can be completed in 3 terms or approximately 8 months. Following completion of the associate's degree, graduates have the option to pursue Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice 100% online.  

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to provide a solid education that's relevant in fields such as law enforcement, corrections, and private investigation.

The curriculum covers topics such as criminology, criminal investigation, criminal law, domestic and international terrorism, and countering terrorism. Courses are taught by professionals with real-world experience. Interactive technology allows students to collaborate with, and receive support from, classmates and instructors. To learn more about this program, click here.

Associate of Science in Health Science

Those serving as a 68W can complete their associate’s degree in just 5 courses.* The first 4 courses are offered through the hybrid model, with a weekly face-to-face seminar occurring during lunch hour. The remaining hybrid course elements are completed online. The final course will be completed 100% online. 

Once this program is complete, graduates have the option of moving into one of Kaplan University’s health sciences bachelor’s degree programs. Credit may also be awarded toward the bachelor’s degree program depending on skill level and MOS. Click here to learn more about health sciences completion options.

Program Overview

The program provides a broad education and allows students to select coursework in health science subjects including anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nutrition, pathophysiology, clinical skills, health education, and health informatics. The program includes a capstone experience designed to prepare students for work in various health science fields within the military and could help students meet educational requirements for advancement.†

Family Scholarship

The American Freedom Foundation Kaplan University Family Scholarship Program

Designed to support the military family this scholarship can provide coverage of 50% of tution costs at Kaplan University for spouses and children of current or prior military members. Click here for more details and requirements.

Applicants must be a current or surviving spouse or a dependent child of a current or veteran U.S. military servicemember and have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in their most recent program of study (high school or college).

Learning Online at Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers more than 180 programs. For all programs, we will evaluate your military transcript and determine if credit can be transferred from other college studies or awarded based on your military training.‡ Click here to review the various military occupations and their mapping to specific degree programs. You may also review all Kaplan University degree offerings by clicking here.

Key Information for Fort Bliss Students:

  • Undergraduate tuition is reduced 55% for servicemembers, including Guard and Reserve. (That’s $165 per quarter credit.) 
  • Technology fees are waived for military members.
  • Undergraduate terms are 10 weeks, with multiple start dates.
  • Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. For more information, visit their website at

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View notes and conditions

*Based on a member of the military who transfers in 65 quarter credit hours (the maximum amount of credit). 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, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible for transfer.

Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional academy training and education may be required for law enforcement positions.

Kaplan University does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for our Transfer of Credit and Prior Learning Assessment policies.