Master's Degree Program


MA Program

These are professional degrees designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the national security, intelligence, or international affairs fields. 

The Institute's curriculum has six major components, including the study of: the various elements of statecraft, history and culture, American political philosophy, the Western moral tradition, economics, and moral leadership. Read more

 

Areas of Specialization


Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security Affairs

This degree is designed for students currently in the national security community or for those who wish to enter this career field. It provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of national security policy, process, and implementation, both in historical and contemporary perspectives.

 

Master of Arts in Statecraft and International Affairs

This degree is designed for students who wish to enter into or continue in a career in foreign affairs, either in policymaking or implementation. It focuses on the different arts of statecraft; the current world order; its history and trends; and the ideas, values, and strategic cultures that influence the behavior of state and non-state actors.

 

Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence Studies

This degree is designed for students who seek careers in the intelligence or counterintelligence field, as well as professionals whose agencies or clientele are charged with the acquisition and interpretation of intelligence. It features courses in fundamental intelligence disciplines, such as intelligence collection, analysis and epistemology, counterintelligence and deception, and covert action. The program equips the student with all of the requisite tools and knowledge necessary for professional success in the field.

 

Executive Master of Arts in National Security Affairs

This degree is a concentrated version of the M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs that provides a comprehensive study of the development and implementation of national security policy. It is particularly valuable for professionals who have worked at the tactical and operational levels who need to master the national strategic level of analysis.

 

Master of Arts in Strategic and International Studies (Professional)

This degree provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of foreign and national security policy and strategy, including both historical and contemporary perspectives. This program covers all of the elements of statecraft and how they must be integrated into national strategy.