All programs are offered 100% online. You can also take seated classes, or a hybrid of seated/online.
Rise to the challenges of national and global security.
Earn a professional doctoral degree. Do advanced study in security and policy.
Don’t have time for a full degree? Certificates, which require fewer courses, can enhance your credentials and training.
Have a better understanding of key issues in defense, security and strategy.
The defense and strategic studies (DSS) department is located in the Washington, D.C. metro area, in the nearby suburb of Fairfax, Virginia. Our student body is diverse, with a mix of traditional, mid-career and active-duty military.
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