Global Security Studies

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.

Program Information

Degree can be completed Onsite (Washington, DC);
Online; or
Combination of onsite and online.
Students admitted Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
Length of program 12 courses, 36 graduate credits
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

European Security: Russian Challenge, Western Response: A Discussion with Dr. Donald Jensen

Donald Jensen

Dr. Donald Jensen

Dr. Mark Stout sits down with Dr. Donald Jensen to talk about their takeaways from this past summer’s overseas course, “European Security: Russian Challenge, Western Response.” What is Russia up to and is Putin a master strategist or merely a clever tactician? What does the Russian threat look like from Kiev and Tallinn? And what, if anything useful, is the EU doing to deal with these issues?


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