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10000 USD/year
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About

Taught in English over one year from September through August, the M.A. in National Security Studies offered by the University of Haifa is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term.

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Overview

The M.A. in National Security Studies is offered by the University of Haifa . Students will examine the complex interrelationship between the social, political, ethical, diplomatic, economic and military dimensions of national security to create a comprehensive picture of the state of the nation.

Facing a long-standing challenge at the center of a mostly hostile regional environment, even decades before its establishment, Israel has accumulated the experience in dealing with national security issues and has developed a comprehensive approach in this field, combining academic theory with real-world constraints.

We strive to introduce students to the real-time dilemmas and choices of Israeli decision makers as well as high-ranking officials, in addition to examples of national security dilemmas from other national and regional conflicts.

The curriculum also accentuates the broader fields of diplomacy, foreign policy, human rights and international crises management. The National Security Studies program at University of Haifa targets mid-career officials, academics and students from Israel and around the world, as well as retired and active members of defense and foreign affairs establishments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The National Security of Israel
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of National Security
  • Approaches to Political Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
  • The Foreign Policy of Israel
  • Political Demography of the Middle East
  • Communications and National Security
  • Society and Security in Israel
  • Economics and National Security
  • Managing the Democratic State: Dilemmas of Policy and Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B- (required)
B (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in political sciences from an accredited university in Israel or abroad, diploma and transcript with a minimum of GPA B- (76)
  • Candidates with an undergraduate degree in history or social sciences are also eligible and will be required to complete two introductory courses before the first semester of the program:
    • Introduction to International Relations
    • Introduction to Government and Politics
  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé
  • Two recommendations from relevant academic faculty members
  • Copy of valid passport and six passport-sized photos
  • Medical Forms

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Some of the MA programs have a limited number of scholarships available for students based on financial need. Students who are in financial need are encouraged to submit an application. 

In addition to the University of Haifa need-based scholarship you can also submit applications to all other scholarship opportunities for which you are eligible (MASA, local Jewish Federation, etc.). 

Find out more by visiting the University website!

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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