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International Security

Master of Arts

This Master of Arts program prepares future decision-makers and analysts to address existing and prospective security challenges faced by the United States.


The International Security program provides an empirical and conceptual review of the international system, including many courses that review the principal features of the system from the post-war 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 provides 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 political economy, European security, terrorism and terrorist networks, research design, and Japanese and Chinese nationalism.

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Career Level: Graduate
Degree: Master of Arts
College: College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $700
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Overcome Complex Security Challenges

Security, intelligence, and law enforcement are dynamic professions focused on rapidly evolving threats. The international security master’s degree program was designed to help you develop a sophisticated skill set and enhance your career. Learn how to combat the security issues facing the United States in the 21st century.