National Security Studies

The Master of Arts in National Security Studies prepares students for work as analysts, policymakers, and scholars focused on security issues in the 21st Century.

The Master of Arts in National Security Studies prepares students for work as analysts, policymakers, and scholars focused on security issues in the 21st Century. Take courses in International Relations, US National Security Policy and Cybersecurity.

  • Online

36 hours with a 3.0 GPA

PO500 International Relations Theory … 3 cr.

PO501 US National Security Policy … 3 cr.

PO505Arms Control and Disarmament … 3 cr.

PO510 Research Methods … 3 cr.

PO515 Security Studies … 3 cr.

PO520 Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare … 3 cr.

PO525 Geo-economics and Environmental Security … 3 cr.

PO530 International Law and Security … 3 cr.

PO535 Cybersecurity … 3 cr.

PO540 Future War … 3 cr.

PO550 Regional Security Issues … 3 cr.

PO600 Thesis … 3 cr.

TOTAL … 36 cr.

Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution of higher education or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at the undergraduate level.
  • Official transcript(s) of undergraduate work.
  • Two letters of reference.

Note:  Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.75 at the undergraduate level may be admitted if they have completed a separate graduate degree or with written permission from the director of the National Security Studies program.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Completion of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework in the NSS program with a 3.0 grade point average.  No more than nine (9) credit hours may be transferred in from other institutions.  Any transferred hours must be approved by the program director.
  • Completion of a thesis.

Dr. James Pasley

Dean
james.pasley@park.edu

Become an expert in security issues facing the 21st Century.

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Careers

  • National Security Analyst
  • Cyber-Security Specialist
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Background Investigator

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.