Online Master of Arts in Global Security
Security studies can lead to career growth in the government, military or elsewhere. By learning about current global trends, a global security studies master’s degree can enhance your capacity to work in diplomacy, policy, intelligence or humanitarian service.
Next start date: 01/10/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is global security studies?
Global security studies focuses on a broad range of academic disciplines, from anthropology and sociology to history and religion. These courses provide context for current and emerging domestic and international situations. Forward-thinking programs allow you to prepare for the future of worldwide security. To do this, they place a strong emphasis on growing trends like cyber warfare. Studying diplomacy, political science and social patterns can be helpful, too. These disciplines may enhance your ability to understand and respond to new developments.
Global security studies provide the foundation necessary for policy analysis and strategic thinking. The coursework may offer a more holistic understanding of these topics and help you build on your existing professional experience.
Why is global security important?
Our increasingly interconnected world faces rapidly shifting threats and challenges. As such, global security has become an essential field of study. Current issues include:
- Domestic terrorism.
- State-sanctioned destabilization efforts.
- Transnational criminal enterprises.
Analytical frameworks and practical case studies are essential tools. They allow professionals in the field to find solutions for these challenging problems.
Does my global security degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Featured global security courses
The security studies master’s degree includes a core course, electives and a capstone. You can also select a cybersecurity concentration. Available classes are regularly expanding, and options currently include:
What can I do with a security studies master’s degree?
After earning your international security master’s online, you may be able to apply for more senior positions in journalism, diplomacy, international development and military service. Options you might consider include:
Security studies master’s program admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Arts in global security program must fulfill the requirements of the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
An academic institution with a rich history of interdisciplinary study
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.