The multi-disciplinary master of arts in national security studies trains students to become experts in the issues, skills, theories, laws and techniques necessary to work in the rapidly changing field of national security. This degree focuses on preparing students to be innovative and critical thinkers capable of taking on the continually evolving landscape of securing the nation from internal and external threats. All students take coursework that gives them an overview of the actors, institutions, contexts, methods and ethics of national security decision-making while learning how to conduct research in the field. Then they focus their studies on a particular specialization in one of three tracks: international and regional security, cybersecurity, or criminal justice.
Identify the major actors, issues, threats, institutions, principles, techniques, laws and terminology in modern national security. Assess the ethical, legal and political implications of national security policy and decision-making. Apply theories and techniques of national security to current issues in the field. Create a research product that synthesizes knowledge and skills in the area of national security studies.
The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) degree
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