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Advance your career with a tech boot camp for veterans

Prepare for your professional pivot to civilian life through 12 to 24 week immersive, online boot camps in high-growth fields such as Coding, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, FinTech, and UX/UI.

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28 leading universities offer a 20% tuition discount to active military and veterans*

If you’re an active military service member or veteran, 28 universities in our partners network are proud to offer you a 20% tuition discount. It’s our way of saying thank you for your service while helping you transition from military life to a thriving career through skills-based training in-demand fields.

*This offer is only for active military and veterans, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount subject to university participation as well as eligibility verification.

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Veteran stories from our boot camp programs

Watch this Montel Williams Military Makeover segment exploring how our boot camps transformed the lives of three veterans.

Meaningful outcomes

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of learners are Black, Indigenous, or other people of color**
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referrals for job seekers

**Demographic data are self-reported by students and can be found in our 2020 Transparency Report . Figures above are based on the total number of students that reported demographic data through December 31, 2020, for those programs and students to which 2U has access to the information. 78 percent of students provided race/ethnicity data, 90 percent of students provided gender data, 85 percent of students provided age data, and 90 percent of students provided level of education.

Supporting veterans success in career transition

Our Career Engagement Network will help you apply the tools and knowledge you learn in your program to advance your career by assisting you in developing a strong portfolio, a polished resume, and sharp interview skills. You’ll also have access to free career resources throughout your professional life. As you take the next steps in your career, you’ll have access to job referrals, plus career and network opportunities in the civilian world.

Respected credentials

Earn a certificate of completion from a globally recognized institution.

Global network

Gain access to a network of 250+ employers looking to hire.

Career support

Access free professional resources throughout your career.

Tap into a network of employers looking to hire

We partner with some of the world’s top employers and our job-ready boot camp learners have received thousands of job offers from global organizations.

Get a 20% discount*

If you’re an active military service member or veteran, 28 university partners in our network are proud to offer you a 20% tuition discount. It’s our way of saying thank you for your service while helping you transition from military life to a thriving career in high-growth, in-demand fields. 

*This offer is only for active military, veterans, and reservists, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Discount subject to verification of eligibility. via a third-party SheerID eligibility verification platform.

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Choose a university/program

If you’re not sure which boot camp is right for you, click on one of the program cards below to start working with an admissions advisor who can help guide you.

Coding boot camps

Build systems that make the digital world work. Become a full stack developer ready to enter the high-demand world of programming. You’ll also gain access to continuation courses that provide additional competitive skills, such as Python, Java, C#, and Amazon Web Services. No previous coding experience is required.

Cybersecurity boot camps

Join the front lines of digital defense. Master the fundamentals of IT networking and modern information security so you can protect information and help organizations prevent attacks. You’ll also learn skills applicable to certifications like the CompTIA Security+ and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

Data analytics and visualization boot camps

Translate big data into actionable insights. Learn popular, in-demand languages, libraries, and tools that will allow you to plan ahead and solve data-driven problems across a variety of applications and industries.

Digital marketing boot camps

Get ahead of industry trends — and prepare for future ones. Our multidisciplinary approach gives you hands-on training in brand and marketing strategy, campaign development, and digital advertising, plus modern site analytics and reporting tools.

Product management boot camps

Lead cross-functional teams to success. Learn how to shepherd a product through its entire lifecycle. You’ll learn to anticipate customer needs, define strategies, bring stakeholders together, and collaborate across teams to deliver products that delight audiences.

UX/UI boot camps

Design for the world we live in. Gain the skills you need to set yourself apart. You’ll receive a robust foundation in user experience and interface design, along with cutting-edge front-end development knowledge so you can build beautiful and functional digital products and services.

Hear more from veteran alumni

Eileen D.

University of Central Florida Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp

“I was able to gain experience in public speaking and presentations, expand networking, and learn new skills that I never had access to. … It save[d] time from going to conventional college or graduate classes, while allowing the hands-on experience to learn necessary tools to succeed.”

Ryan W.

George Washington University Coding Boot Camp

“I wanted to transition into a career in information technology. I had experience in IT from my service in the Army, but I went into non-technical work after my transition. I realized that I desired to learn more about software development and agile principles and use this to help catapult my career into technology. The course and material gave me so much knowledge and so many tools to help improve myself professionally.”

Cesar P.

The University of Arizona Coding Boot Camp

“Going to boot camp was one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my life. More than ASU, more than the Air Force. It’s changed everything for me in just a year’s time. Literally everything I learned at boot camp, I use [at work]. Not only that, but I have such a strong foundation that I’m able to pick up on new things so quickly and easily.”

Personalized academic assistance for veteran students

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The rigorous boot camp curriculum is delivered through high-quality coursework and classes led by expert instructors dedicated to enhancing the learning experience of their students. Learners get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance via text or video chat, access to a 1-on-1 tutor, and a powerful network of engaged instructors, TAs, peers, and alumni.

Frequently asked questions

Just choose from one of the university partners listed above and: 

Step 1: Complete our program interest form.

Step 2: Connect with admissions for a quick phone interview to answer any questions.

Step 3: Complete a simple multiple-choice assessment and  receive a link to verify your military status and 20% discount eligibility.

Step 4: After acceptance into the program, discuss with admissions which financial options work best for you. Paying your deposit and signing your enrollment agreement reserves your spot!

Verified active military service members, reservists and veterans are eligible for this offer provided by multiple university partners. An Admissions advisor will help you access the discount via a dedicated eligibility verification link to the SheerID platform.

Boot camps are offered year round, though start dates depend on the program you choose. There are full-time (12 weeks) and part-time (18-24 weeks) program options. Veteran applicants can contact our admissions team to learn more about program-specific schedules and cohort start-date timing.

Veteran learners enrolled in our part-time (18-24 weeks)programs should expect to attend live, instructor-led classes each week, and dedicate at least 20 hours outside of class for self-study and projects. If you’re seeking a more accelerated learning experience, consider one of our full-time (12-week) boot camps, which hold classes Monday through Friday.

All boot camps are offered fully online and include live, virtual classroom sessions led by expert instructors who bring their real-world experience — business, technology, academia, and more — directly to you.

Yes. After having successfully completed a boot camp program, you will receive a valuable Certificate of Completion from a recognized university that you can add to your resume.

No. You do not need a bachelor’s degree or prior experience to enroll in a boot camp; however, a bachelor’s degree is recommended for some programs. Applicants must be 18 years of age and hold a GED or higher. Speak to an admissions representative to see if you meet enrollment requirements.

That’s okay! Explore your interests and develop new skills with free courses in dozens of subjects; hone your leadership skills with executive education programs; or take the next step in your education with our degree offerings. Boot camps are just one way to unlock your potential. Explore our free-to-audit courses, executive education, degree programs, and more.