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Defense and Strategic Studies Graduate Certificate

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Training for national security pros

Boost your current career and job potential in national security.

Explore high-level issues in defense, strategy, policy and more. Take courses that match your career path and goals.

You can complete this three-course, customizable certificate 100% online.

Why earn a graduate certificate in defense and strategic studies?

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Set your own pace

You can finish this certificate in as little as one semester. Start in the fall or spring. Take seated or online classes, or both.

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Grow your skills for advanced roles

This certificate is a great career enhancer for early to mid-career professionals. Improve your job options in government, the private sector and more.

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More bang for your buck

Earn this nine-hour, graduate-level certificate online for about $1,500 per course.

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Provide better service

Giving advice and analysis on important issues requires the right training.

This certificate can give you a quick run-down of topics like:

  • International security affairs
  • Defense policy
  • National security issues and policy
  • Arms control and warfare
  • Diplomacy and other strategic tools

Strengthen your background and knowledge. Qualify for better jobs.