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.
|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.
Our most recent podcast
The Ideology of al Qaeda and ISIS: An Interview with Dr. Shiraz Maher
Do al Qaeda and ISIL fight the way they do because of their understanding of Islam? Or do they have the understanding of Islam they do because they are fighting? What do they believe anyway and what sort of theological contortions did they have to go through to justify those beliefs? Dr. Shiraz Maher of Kings College London and an adjunct in our MA in Global Security Studies discusses his book Salafi Jihadism: The History of an Idea with Dr. Mark Stout.
View all Global Security podcasts
- 7.20 - David Satter’s Op-Ed Article in The Wall Street Journal
- 5.15 - Mark Stout Quoted in Popular Mechanics
- 5.8 - Paul Weinstein Quoted at CNBC
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