Explore strategic military operations in peace and conflict with the Military Studies MA course from the American Public University.
APU’s online master’s degree in military studies provides a thorough examination of the laws of war and the emerging defense and security challenges facing the United States. You will also learn to identify viable courses of action when doctrine or revolutionary changes in strategy and operation occur.
Academic professionals, senior military leaders, and those serving in the national security arena provided input in developing APU’s curriculum. Designed to help you publish scholarly works, the Master of Arts in Military Studies sharpens your capacities for effective research, analysis, methodological, and presentation skills relevant to military studies.
Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:
- Irregular Warfare
- Joint Warfare
- Strategic Leadership
What You Will Do
- Analyze the origins, development, capabilities, and vulnerabilities of friendly and hostile military forces
- Assess major trends, theories, laws of war, events, and people that have shaped military studies in historical and modern contexts
- Evaluate the variables and influences affecting military forces in terms of leadership, doctrine, strategy, tactics, operations, joint operations and integrated systems, technology, cultures, and the multidimensional battle space
- Judge examples of successful and unsuccessful military and strategic leadership based on past and current events
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- The Making of Strategy
- Research Design and Methods
- Great Military Leaders
- Strategy, Tactics, & the Operational Art
- Insurgency and Revolution
- The Non-State Soldier
- 2 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Courses Start Monthly
DisciplinesMilitary Science Management, Organisation & Leadership Terrorism & Security View 764 other Masters in Management, Organisation & Leadership in United States
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.
International370 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
National370 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
$250 with military grant
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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