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MA in Global Security Studies
Prepare for a rewarding career in foreign affairs or national security with the MA in Global Security Studies program at Johns Hopkins University. Our comprehensive program rests on three pillars: military security, economic security, and energy and environmental security.
Courses cover theoretical and practical aspects of global security always closely connected to today’s most pressing issues. Additional elective courses are available from relevant degree programs including Government, Public Management, Intelligence Analysis, Energy Policy and Climate, Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Communication.
Study on Your Terms
About 90% of our students work full-time while enrolled in the program. We offer a flexible schedule with start dates in the fall, spring, or summer. You can earn your degree online, attend evening classes in Washington, DC, or a mixture of both.
Why Study Global Security Studies at JHU
Learn From Experienced Global Security Professionals
Our faculty members have worked as scholar practitioners in the United States and across the globe for government agencies, major research universities, think tanks, the U.S. military, and consulting firms.
Concentrations and Electives
Concentrate in Strategic Studies, Economic Security, or Energy and Environmental Security. Round out your courses with fascinating electives like Congress and the Making of Foreign Policy, Transnational Organized Crime: Gangsters of the Global Underworld, and Covert Action and National Security.
Enhance your global security studies curriculum with the intelligence certificate and earn two credentials at once. In addition, this combination will help you to earn the credentials in less time than if pursued separately.
Center for Advanced Governmental Studies
Our mission, to provide a strong foundation of knowledge upon which innovative policy programs and promising leaders can develop, informs all of The Center’s initiatives. The Center encompasses several degrees and certificate programs designed to enhance understanding of the processes of government and global security.
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Gain the knowledge and skills you need to help shape the global security policy in today’s complex world.