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Your Gateway to Success

Chartered by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1972, Thomas Edison State University pioneered and established distance-learning options, long before “online” became our present everyday reality. We have not been idle through the years, as we have also worked to take full advantage of your military training and experience by developing competitive and relevant degree programs, which enable you to transfer the maximum amount of credit for your military experience and transfer credit.

It is with this in mind that we offer you an individual advisor, dedicated to your success, in hopes that we have the privilege of working with you, in order to achieve your academic goals.

What They Have to Say

Top 5 National Guard Degree Options

The below are our five most popular degrees, which generally represent the most open or flexible options for our National Guardsmen, based on their experience. Does a program below fit your needs? If so, we invite you to apply, as we can get you started quickly, and free-of-charge.

  1. Associate of Applied Science in Military Technology Leadership
  2. Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology
  3. Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
  4. Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology
  5. Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Not connecting with the above, or looking for a more specialized route? We realize every service member is unique and as such, you may be looking for a degree that reflects this.

If you are unsure of which program is for you, or are curious to see how your credits will fit into any of our degree options, then we invite you to try the Military & Veteran Portal (MVP). Simply upload your military transcript to review your credit options, at a glance and in real-time, as you browse more than 100 available degree programs.

Our Promise to You

In order to ensure your success in completing your degree, Thomas Edison State University strives to meet or exceed the following Principles of Excellence, as established under Presidential Executive Order 13607.

  • Up-front and transparent pricing, in order to gain a better understanding of the total cost of education.
  • Minimize out-of-pocket expenses, by identifying potential military and veteran education benefits.
  • A no-pressure, self-determined educational experience, emphasizing degree completion, over institutional compensation.
  • Delivering only high quality regionally accredited educational programs.
  • A seamless readmission process, should a Service member experience an interruption to their education.
  • Accommodations for our deployed Service members, should they need to drop or extend a course, as a result of service in the field.
  • Custom tailored roadmaps, establishing both a snapshot of what has been earned and a clear path to completion.
  • From application to graduation, each student is assigned a dedicated advisor, who is there to help.