Active Duty

Discover the benefits available for Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corp, and Navy and how UMass Global can support you throughout the process.

Honoring Those Who Serve

UMass Global’s commitment to the military student goes back to 1958 when we opened a campus at El Toro Marine Corps Air station to serve the specific needs of our active-duty students. We are continuously expanding our network to provide you with the best support programs that help you succeed both in uniform and in the classroom.

Why UMass Global:

  • Education built for you
  • Credit for military training
  • Military benefits approved
  • Military Services staff ready to serve
  • High graduation and success rates
  • Flexible time to degree
  • Recognized as a military-friendly institution
  • Online programs available nationwide
 
I’m over the moon that their staff made it so easy, and I learned so much that I could apply to my work right now. I improved myself in leadership competencies and it’s made me a much better leader for the Department of the Navy.
Michele R. | BA, Organizational Leadership

Active Duty Programs by Branch

You've earned it!  Learn about the education benefits that you may qualify for to help cover the cost of school.
  • AU-ABC

    The Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative Program (AU-ABC) is an initiative between Air University and UMass Global to offer baccalaureate degree opportunities to enlisted Air Force personnel with a completed Associate degree from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Read More


    GEM

    The General Education Mobile (GEM) program is a partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and UMass Global to deliver general education coursework required for the CCAF degree. The program includes online courses from each of the following disciplines: oral communication, written communication, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities that meet the CCAF’s pre-approved general education requirements. Read More


    Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling. In addition, Air Force students need to register for courses and apply for TA through the Air Force Virtual Education Center.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • ArmyIgnitED / Army COOL Program

    Active Duty Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard personnel are eligible for up to $4,000 of financial assistance from the Army Credentialing Assistance Program, which is part of the Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) service.

    • Obtain an industry-recognized certification that shows you are an expert who can successfully perform the key job requirements in your field and anywhere the military life takes you.
    • Enhance your skills, either in your current MOS, or in an occupation you would like to pursue when you leave military service.
    • Online programs can be accessed anywhere, anytime

    Read More


    Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling. In addition, once you register for courses with UMass Global, enrollment information will be sent to ArmyIgnitED where you will then submit a request for TA through the portal.


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling to request a TA form. Read More


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling to request a TA form. Read More


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

  • Troops to Teachers

    UMass Global is an active partner with Troops to Teachers, a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel transition to a career as a public school teacher. The skills, knowledge, and experience one gains in the military are highly valued in our public schools. Read More


    Tuition Assistance Program

    UMass Global offers Tuition Assistance (TA) to cover 100 percent of undergraduate tuition for active duty service members as well as members of the Reserve. Active duty graduate students qualify for reduced tuition rate.

    To utilize your TA benefit, contact your ESO or Education counselor prior to enrolling to request a TA form. Read More


    Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD) - Chapter 30

    Providing education benefits to Servicemembers who have two or more years of active duty. In general, benefits are payable for up to ten years following an active duty honorable discharge. Read More


    Montgomery GI Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) - Chapter 1606

    Eligible members of the Selected Reserve may be entitled to receive education benefits. Read More


    Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607

    Educational assistance for Reservists called to active duty in response to a war or national emergency. Read More

Career Services Resources for Veterans and Military

Military members transitioning to civilian life bring a unique skill set to the job search. Many resources have been created specifically to assist military members in their career development and job search.

Top Programs for our Active Duty Students

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AA in General Education

Arts and Sciences

In this general education degree, you'll be introduced to a broad range of subjects, including written and oral communication, liberal studies, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, social sciences and natural sciences. 

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

BA in Applied Studies

Arts and Sciences

Explore multicultural perspectives, sociological change, technological advances and leadership theories in today's workforce. This cross-disciplinary curriculum will build your technical and occupational skills and prepare you for success.

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

BA in Criminal Justice

Arts and Sciences

Understand the justice system from a variety of viewpoints, from policing to advocating for victims to forensics. Our criminal justice degree is created and taught by criminal justice and legal experts.

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

BA in Organizational Leadership

Business and Professional Studies

Grow the leadership and organizational development skills necessary to advance in any industry. This program equips innovative leaders to analyze opportunities, communicate vision and lead by example with a leadership degree.

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

BA in Psychology

Arts and Sciences

Follow a traditional path to earn your psychology bachelor’s degree that addresses the essentials of psychological science and thought. This degree provides a wide range of courses that focus on your specific interests. 

Hybrid

(on-campus/online)

Online

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