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MA in National Security Studies - International Security

Students with a desire to understand foreign policy and help defend against global threats may be interested in the Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in International Security program from Regent University. Read more about the program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in International Security

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

The Master of Arts in National Security Studies - International Security program looks for candidates with a passion for their country, strong analytical skills, and leadership abilities. All applicants to a graduate program at Regent University should have at least a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in International Security program aims to produce graduates who can help build a safer world through their analytical abilities. Program curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge of history and grand strategy needed to identify and deter global security threats. Students might gain a deeper understanding of U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and the political climates of countries around the world. They can also explore the roles of agencies like the UN and the CIA.

Learning Format:

Online and on-campus

Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a Concentration in International Security:

Students in this master's degree program are required to take at least 36 credit hours to graduate. These credits can include a 6-hour thesis project. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Research Methods
  • International Relations Theory
  • Grand Strategy and Military Operations
  • National Security Affairs
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Christian Foundations of Government
    • Christian Ethics & the Law of Armed Conflict

International Security Concentration Courses (12 credits)

  • Students choose four courses from the following:
    • International Relations and Cyber Politics
    • Social, Political, and Theological Implications of Technology
    • Military Cyberspace Operations, Strategy and Tactics
    • Public Information Systems Management
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience
    • Russian Politics
    • Conflict and Conflict Resolution
    • Weapons and Non-Proliferation
    • International Organizations
    • Maritime Security
    • Energy and Environment Security
    • U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
    • Mid-East Politics
    • International Trafficking in Persons
    • International & Comparative Human Rights
    • International Religious Freedom
    • Intelligence and National Security
    • Cybersecurity Policy & Affairs
    • Democracy and Development
    • International Political Economy
    • Asian Politics
    • National Security Law
    • Preparing a Thesis Proposal
    • Thesis

Electives (6 credits)

  • Students choose two additional elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After students graduate from the Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in International Security program at Regent, they might have the solid foundation they need to pursue a degree at the doctoral level. Doctoral-level programs might help students gain a better understanding of international relations, terrorism threats, and security analysis.

These are a few programs graduates might consider:

  • Doctor of Statecraft and National Security
  • Ph.D. in Homeland Security
  • Doctor of Global Security

Career Paths:

Upon graduation, students could be able to understand international relations and analyze global threats to national security. They may be able to find employment in government agencies and private corporations.

Graduates might think about roles such as these:

  • International security analyst
  • Risk manager
  • Homeland security specialist

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