Lead the way in national defense and strategy
Earn a customizable master’s degree that matches your goals and career needs.
Know the tools of diplomacy. Solve defense and intelligence issues. Analyze strategy, policy and decision-making.
Learn from decorated faculty.
Build traits – knowledge, planning and leadership – that will help you ensure a safe and secure country.
Join the next generation of national security leaders.
Why take the general option in defense and strategic studies?
Design your degree around your interests. In the general option, you can choose over 80 percent of your classes and take a wider range of classes.
School on your schedule
Complete your master’s degree fully online, in seated classes, or both. Start in the fall, spring or summer. Finish in as little as two years.
More feedback and guidance
Small class sizes let you work more closely with your teachers and classmates. Feel part of a tight-knit community rather than a traditional class.
Don’t need a full master’s degree? Our certificates are designed for mid-career professionals.