Defense and Strategic Studies at University of Texas El Paso is a globally minded program diving into security dynamics across our world, helping students interrogate and understand those issues, and how they relate to the U.S.’ national security. Particular attention will be placed on the development of strategy and the ability to think strategically, both in theory and practice, to examine and address complex security and defense-related problems.
The MDSS is designed primarily to prepare military and civilian students for a host of careers and promotions including strategic planning, international relations, military operations, and research and development. However, we have a diverse and wide set of students who have gone onto to work or who are already working across the US national security system and beyond, including, of course, within the Department of Defense, in the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigations, in policing, and in contracting and civilian roles.
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- U.S. National Security
- Strategic Theory and Modern Warfare
- Global Security
- Low-Intensity Conflict
- Information Operations
- Strategic Survey of the Americas
- Strategic Survey of Africa
- Strategic Survey of Europe
- Strategic Survey of the Middle East
- Strategic Survey of Asia
- Future Warfare
- 12 months
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- Resume / CV
- Diploma certificate
- Completion and submission of a graduate admissions application.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- A brief, well-written statement of purpose (1-2 pages) that addresses educational and career goals and reasons for pursuing the MDSS degree.
- Three academic letters of recommendation from university faculty or professional contacts who can evaluate your ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program.
International17102 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17102 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National17102 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17102 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
In-State7508 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7508 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
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