This MA program exposes future decision makers and analysts to existing and prospective security challenges faced by the United States.
The degree is offered by the School of Government and Public Policy. The courses are designed to review the principal features of international security both empirically and conceptually. Many of the courses review the principal features of the international system from the postwar period to present-day. Since contemporary security goes beyond military capacity and force, the program seeks to address challenges related to demographic, environmental, developmental, and social trends. The conceptual framework applied across the course offerings tend to provide a strong interdisciplinary and cross-regional approach. The degree requires 36 graduate credit hours and is delivered online. Courses are drawn from a variety of topics such as conflict in the Middle East, Climate Change, Foreign Policy of Russia, American Foreign Policy, American National Security, International Security, Global Politcal Economy, European Security, Terrorism and Terrorist Networks, Research Design and Japanese and Chinese Nationalism.