College of Liberal Arts
Our world faces multiple, complex security challenges. The 100% online Master of Defense and Strategic Studies degree helps students navigate and understand these issues. Learn about cyberwarfare, information operations and space strategy. Build analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills to serve and lead in 21st century defense, foreign policy and national security.
Become a skilled strategic thinker and analyst of global security challenges
100% online, flexible degree plan tailored to your schedule, including 12-month fast-track option
Financial aid and military benefits available
Cameron Garcia said the MDSS program honed his abilities to research, understand and explain the causes and potential ramifications of contemporary socio-political events. He lauded the online program’s international security classes. Cameron is an intelligence analyst with an international health care organization, and he has taken steps to become a Department of State Foreign Service Officer.
Graduates find government jobs in national security and intelligence fields, as well as jobs with private sector cybersecurity firms, defense contractors and academic institutions. For those in the military, this degree helps advance careers.