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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Go farther: Get a master’s degree

When you complete this certificate, you have a head start on a master’s degree. All your certificate credits can transfer toward the master’s degree in defense and strategic studies.

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.