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M.A. in National Security Studies – Mid-East Politics

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The Master of Arts in National Security Studies with a concentration in Mid-East Politics – presented from a Christian worldview – is offered online, on campus or as a hybrid. Prepare for a dynamic career in this growing field, whether your role is with the U.S. government or private sector. You will gain skills on grand strategy, national security, U.S. foreign policy and international relations with an emphasis on ethical decision-making. This concentration examines the political, historical, cultural and religious issues associated with this significant area of the world. You’ll enjoy coursework that focuses on threats, vulnerabilities and security issues such as domestic terrorism, natural disasters and cybersecurity. This program aligns with advanced professional military education courses. To discuss this program with an admissions counselor by phone or in person in Virginia Beach, call 888.800.7735.

  • Identify and apply critical thinking skills for the sophisticated analysis of national security relating to domestic terrorism.
  • Study historical and contemporary national security issues to forecast and prepare for future concerns in the Middle East.
  • Recommend improved policies and management approaches in foreign policy and international relations.
  • Understand ethical and normative concerns about cultural and religious issues in the Middle East.

Career Opportunities:

  • Middle East Political Analyst
  • International Security Specialist
  • Agency Intelligence Officer
  • Terrorism Threat Advisor
  • Foreign Conflict Manager
  • DoD, CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA
  • Legislative Staff
  • Military

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