Global Security Studies
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The Master of Arts in Global Security Studies challenges students to confront the complexities of the 21st-century security environment with the latest policy and theoretical tools for analysis and action.
|Course Locations||Washington, DC and online|
|Available 100% Online||No|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Degree Requirements||12 courses|
|Tuition and Fees||Tuition in the 2018-2019 academic year is $3,897 per course. More information.|
Fall 2017 Strategic Simulation
Non-state actors, rising powers, and hybrid wars in strategic areas pose complex challenges to global security. Such challenges are also opportunities for creating smart, effective security policy. The MA in Global Security Studies Program drives students to confront the policy complexities of the 21st-century security environment and gives them the theoretical knowledge and policy tools to help shape our world.
The Global Security Studies degree program rests on three pillars that provide a framework for analyzing these myriad challenges and opportunities — military security, economic security, and energy and environmental security. Our students analyze military and foreign policy challenges, the intricacies of resource scarcity, and the security implications of energy dependence and economic interdependence.
We also offer a fifteen-course combined MA in Global Security Studies/Certificate in Intelligence.
Global Security Podcasts
Our most recent podcast
Understanding the United States Relationships with Its Counterterrorism Partners
The United States vitally depends on foreign partners as it fights terrorist groups around the world. However, those relationships often do not deliver what Washington thinks they should. In this Global Security Podcast, Mark Stout talks with Dr. Stephen Tankel about his new book With Us and Against Us: How America’s Partners Help and Hinder the War on Terror (Columbia University Press, 2018). Dr. Tankel explains the sources of many of international frictions and offers policy recommendations for ameliorating them.
View all Global Security Podcasts
- 8.24 - Mark Zaid on NPR’s All Things Considered
- 8.1 - Center for Advanced Governmental Studies Newsletter: Connect 2018
- 7.9 - Understanding the United States Relationships with Its Counterterrorism Partners: An Interview with Dr. Stephen Tankel
- 9.27 - MA in Global Security Studies Online Information Session
- 10.4 - Government Analytics Breakfast (GAB) Forum
- 10.27 - Washington, DC Fall Open House
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