Online Master of Arts in Global Security
The Master of Arts in global security is an interdisciplinary and thought-provoking program, linking serious ideas with practical case studies. In this security studies master’s program, you’ll be trained to critically engage global conflict and international security in a comprehensive manner.
Next start date: 05/16/2023
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, great power competition and compound security threats. Coursework also studies the roles of diplomacy, political economy and other social patterns that impact human security. 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 study global security at ASU?
ASU Online’s Master of Arts in global security program was developed by the Center on the Future of War, in collaboration with the School of Politics and Global Studies. The program brings together committed professionals from diverse backgrounds and top faculty to create a highly accessible graduate program focused on developing key skills and essential knowledge for career advancement in a variety of fields.
You’ll work directly with nationally and internationally recognized professionals, such as ASU-affiliated faculty and experts at New America, our partner DC-based think tank, which includes academics, journalists, former high ranking government officials and former members of the military. These experts offer a firsthand perspective on some of the most important global security concerns in recent years.
Featured global security courses
This 30-credit security studies master’s degree is made up of one core course, eight electives and a capstone. Courses include:
War, Conflict and Security
Future of War
Understanding Conflict and War
Law of War
U.S. Politics of Security
Global Politics of Security
Comparative Studies of Conflict
What can I do with a security studies master’s degree?
Global security graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, including defense, homeland security, human rights, intelligence, public policy, risk analysis and more. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
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.