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|The Department of National Security Affairs (NSA), the degree-granting department within SIGS, specializes in the study and teaching of international relations, regional politics and security, international military history, international political economy, and United States security policy. Faculty are comprised of historians, political scientists and economists, with students from all the U.S. armed forces, from various defense agencies, and international officers and civilians from more than 60 countries around the world.|
Department of National Security Affairs
Master of Arts in Security Studies (in-residence)
The Department of National Security Affairs offers Master of Arts in degrees in a variety of regional and topical specialties within the field of Security Studies. Master's programs require between twelve and eighteen months of in-residence study to complete.
The Ph.D. in Security Studies awarded by the Department of National Security Affairs requires a minimum of two years of in-residence study beyond the Master's Degree.
Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Master of Arts in Security Studies (executive program)
The Department of National Security Affairs in conjunction with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security offer a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security) which is obtained via combination of web-based distance learning and brief periods of intense in-residence study. Note: This degree is offered in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security National Preparedness Directorate and is open to local, state, federal, and tribal officials and NORTHCOM-sponsored officers. All other military officers will enroll in the in-residence Homeland Security and Defense curriculum.
A wide range of in-residence, non-degree short courses; off-site short courses; senior executive seminars; and lecture series are offered. Topics vary from year to year, and are chosen to provide senior leaders with a concise, academically grounded understanding of matters of particular current importance. Programs are comprised or led by SIGS faculty and may be delivered at the Naval Postgraduate School, overseas, at other locations in the United States, or afloat and in-country with deployed forces.
Center on Contemporary Conflict