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.
MA in Global Security Studies
|Format||Online and Onsite (Washington, D.C.)|
|Entry Terms||Summer, Fall, and Spring|
|Degree Requirements||12 courses|
|Length of Program||16 – 24 months|
|Tuition||$4,111 per course|
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.
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Global Security Podcasts
Our most recent podcast
Mavericks of War: A Discussion with Dr. Jason S. Ridler
Dr. Mark Stout sits down with Dr. Jason Ridler to talk about his book Mavericks of War: The Unconventional, Unorthodox Innovators and Thinkers, Scholars, and Outsiders Who Mastered the Art of War published in 2018. Dr. Ridler describes a cast of characters from T.E. Lawrence during World War I to the British pacifist Emma Sky who served as political adviser to General Ray Odierno, the Commanding General of Multi-National Corps – Iraq. Along the way, he and Mark discuss what defines these mavericks and what makes them successful or unsuccessful.
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- 1.10 - MA in Global Security Studies Student Colby Connelly Publishes Article in RealClear Defense
- 1.3 - Dr. Jennifer Bachner Publishes Case Study on Survey Experiments
- 12.20 - Paul Weinstein Quoted in CBS Story
- 10.24 - MA in Global Security Studies Online Information Session
- 10.28 - Government Student & Alumni Happy Hour
- 11.13 - Government Analytics Breakfast (GAB) Forum
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