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Global Security Studies M.S. Degree Plan

(36 semester credit hours)

Degree Requirements
Required Courses Hours
SEC 6302 Introduction to Security Studies 3
SEC 6309 Grand Strategy and National Security 3
SEC 6312 Globalization and International Security 3
Specialization Area
Course Hours
Prescribed Electives 9
Students must choose nine semester credit hours from the national security or nine semester credit hours from the regional security specialization area.
Electives*
Course Hours
Electives 18
Elective hours may be taken from the national security or regional security specialization area, or in some combination of each.

*Thesis Option

Students wishing to take the Thesis Option will be required to take the 9 hours of required courses, 9 hours of prescribed electives, a course for writing the thesis (SEC 6699), and an additional 12 semester credit hours of electives. The additional 12 semester credit hours must be taken in either the national security or regional security or in some combination of each.

*Non-Thesis Option

Students wishing to take the Non-Thesis Option will be required to take the 9 hours of required courses, 9 hours of prescribed electives, and an additional 18 semester credit hours of electives. The additional 18 semester credit hours must be taken in either the national security or regional security or in some combination of each.

Areas of Specialization

National Security
Elective courses include: Hours
SEC 6310 Civil-Military Relations 3
SEC 6313 Intelligence and National Security 3
SEC 6314 Terrorism and National Security 3
SEC 6315 Rogue Nations and National Security 3
SEC 6316 Peacekeeping and Stability Operations 3
SEC 6317 Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation, and National Security 3
SEC 6318 Weak and Failing States and National Security 3
SEC 6320 Human Rights and National Security 3
SEC 6321 Energy Security Studies 3
SEC 6322 Transnational Issues and National Security 3
Regional Security
Elective courses include: Hours
SEC 6323 Security Issues in Europe I 3
SEC 6325 Security Issues in Europe II 3
SEC 6327 Security Issues in Asia I 3
SEC 6328 Security Issues in North Korea 3
SEC 6329 Security Issues in Asia II 3
SEC 6331 Security Issues in Latin America I 3
SEC 6333 Security Issues in Latin America II 3
SEC 6335 Security Issues in The Middle East I 3
SEC 6337 Security Issues in The Middle East II 3
SEC 6341 Security Issues in Africa I 3
SEC 6343 Security Issues in Africa II 3