Gain a solid foundation in agency operations and theory with the National Security Studies MA course at the American Public University.
This online Master of Arts in National Security Studies examines the complex problems found in today’s uncertain security environment. It provides you with an executive-level education in national and international security policy, including aspects of intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, and terrorism studies.
Additionally, you will assess and predict traditional and nontraditional threats to national and international security.
Your learning in this national security master’s program will be enriched by faculty who bring real-world experience from the national security arena, ensuring relevance in studying a continually evolving field.
Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:
- Homeland Security
- Regional Security Studies
- Security and Intelligence Analysis
- Terrorism Studies
What You Will Do
- Appraise classic and contemporary theories, strategies, doctrines, and procedures related to the causes, conduct, and termination of armed conflict and the maintenance of peace
- Assess and predict traditional and nontraditional threats to national and international security
- Compare the structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of national and international security community members
- Conduct advanced research and compose professional and academic analyses on issues critical to national and international security
- U.S. National Security
- Research Design and Methods
- Institutions of National Security
- International Security
- National Security and Globalization
- Current and Emerging Threats to U.S. National Security
- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Courses Start Monthly
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
- If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
- There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.
International13320 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
National13320 USD/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
$250 with military grant
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