:: Program Parameters ::
The program accommodates both full time and part time students, including working students. Classes are held in late afternoon and evening to accommodate mid-career professionals. There are three options available to students in the DSS program:
The first option is the Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies. Thirty-six semester hours of study are required to attain the Master’s degree, which is usually completed in a two-year period. Students may pursue the degree on a part time basis. The Department recently has been selected to offer a more specialized Master of Science Degree in Weapons of Mass Destruction Studies; this degree is restricted to applicants from the NDU.
The second option is the Graduate Certificate Program. Students must successfully complete 9 credit hours in three courses of their choice to obtain the Certificate. Courses may be taken on a full time on a part time basis. The normal time to completion for the Graduate Certificate Program is 2 semesters with 100% on-time graduation rate. The completion of the certificate program will aid in a career path, not limited to, but including the following Occupations & Standard Occupational Codes (SOC):
View the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the certificate program.
The third option is to enroll as a non-degree seeking student in Missouri State’s Continuing Education program. There is no minimum number of course required for enrollment in this program. A maximum of 9 hours may be applied to a degree program.
:: The Admissions Process ::
:: Full Course Descriptions ::
:: Internships & Professional Opportunities After Graduation ::
:: Tuition & Financial Aid ::
:: Housing ::
:: Frequently Asked Questions::
:: A Message from the Founder::
:: Accolades for the Program::