Part-Time Degree Program
The College of International Security Affairs is suspending its part-time Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies program. The constraints of the current economic environment have rendered continuation of the program unsupportable. We will no longer accept new applications to the part-time program at Ft. McNair.
CISA’s faculty and staff are committed to continued delivery of a high quality graduate program to current students. Despite our constraints, we anticipate being able to offer courses to enable most of our current students to graduate by June 2012 or January 2013.
The Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Student Services stand ready to assist students in crafting an individualized plan to complete their graduate studies. If you have any questions, please contact CISA’s Office of Academic Affairs.
Homeland Defense Fellowship Program
The HDF program is a semester-long program awarding up to eight graduate-level credits to qualified students. The program outcome is for students to be able to think critically about strategic challenges to reduce the preconditions, risks, and effects of terrorism. Students work to increase their understanding of the emerging threats to the homeland and of the possibilities for organizing effective responses. Students leave the program with a certificate of completion. This program is offered at CISA’s main campus at National Defense University, Ft. McNair.
6951 Organizing for Homeland Defense (3 credits)
6954 Critical Infrastructure Protection (2 credits)
6965 Homeland Defense Fellowship Practicum (1 credit)
In addition to the required courses, students will have the opportunity select any two-credit elective from among CISA’s elective offerings during the Fall 2011 semester.
Certificate in Strategic Security Studies (CSSS)
Students are required to take Strategic Thought, Geostrategy, and Power, Ideology, and Legitimacy and up to four CISA courses of their choosing to complete the 18-credit certificate. The program is offered at CISA’s main campus at National Defense University, Ft. McNair.
Graduate Professional Education Programs
CISA partners with government agencies to prepare employees for current and emerging security challenges. Recent offerings include the Office of the State Department Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization’s Foundations and Level 1 Planner’s courses, executive seminars for the Government Accountability Office, and a joint professional military education refresher course for DoD’s Defense Senior Leadership Development Program.