Online Master of Arts in Global Security – Irregular Warfare
Are you interested in solving complex issues in global security and modern warfare? Accelerate your career with a Master of Arts in global security with a concentration in irregular warfare online from Arizona State University. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to navigate cooperation and competition between great powers in the 21st century.
Next start date: 08/22/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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Prepare to meet the challenges of irregular warfare
In this program, you’ll learn how contemporary tactics of war and security threats impact all aspects of life. You’ll also gain insight into the strategies of irregular warfare, great power competition and the ways gray-zone warfare impacts modern conflict. Elements of irregular warfare you’ll explore include:
- Cyber and kinetic action.
- Economic statecraft.
- Information warfare.
- Insurgency and counterinsurgency.
- Narrative warfare.
- Proxy wars.
- Weaponized interdependence.
You’ll graduate equipped to drive policy-oriented solutions to conflicts in regional, national and international contexts. Additionally, an interdisciplinary focus will prepare you for roles in a complicated security environment characterized by powerful nations who want to compete, but avoid full-scale war.
The skills you’ll develop
This irregular warfare master’s concentration will build your knowledge of the economic, political, informational and technological tools of global competition. You’ll also gain insight into the complexities of responding to conflict with strength while maintaining peace. Upon completing the program, you’ll be equipped to confront security challenges domestically and abroad.
Your courses will combine theory and practical application to build a comprehensive understanding of modern conflict. Additionally, you’ll gain a set of transferable skills, such as:
Global security and irregular warfare courses
Courses in this program are interactive and include an examination of case studies, policy discussions and critical-thought exercises. Designed for flexibility, you’ll choose from a variety of concentration and elective courses that allow you to explore your interests. Topics may include terrorism and insurgency, great power competition, U.S. politics of security, the future of war and more.
War, Conflict and Security
Adaptation and Military Innovation Since the Cold War
Governance in Post-Conflict and Transitional Contexts
Proxy Warfare, Strategic Thinking, History and Operational Arts
Understanding Great Power Competition
Terrorism and Insurgency
Advance your career in the military, diplomacy and more
This irregular warfare master’s concentration can complement roles that involve assessing, analyzing and solving problems related to irregular warfare. You may follow a variety of career paths, such as advanced military roles, positions in intelligence agencies, security consulting and more. Additional fields this program supports include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the irregular warfare master’s concentration must fulfill the requirements of the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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