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.

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Course Locations Washington, DC and online
Available 100% Online No
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 12 courses

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

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Dr. Meir Elran

Dr. Meir Elran

Studying Societal Resilience at Home and Abroad: An Interview with Dr. Meir Elran

With the cleanup from Hurricane Harvey still in its early stages and with Hurricane Irma plowing its way through the Caribbean aimed at the continental United States, now is a good time to think about societal resilience. In this Global Security Podcast, Mark Stout talks with Dr. Meir Elran of the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University about his work on resilience. Dr. Elran, a retired Brigadier General in the Israel Defense Forces and former deputy chief of Israeli Military Intelligence discusses how resilience can be measured and its role in dealing with everything from natural disasters to terrorism.

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