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The Doctor of Global Security (DGS) degree explores the complex global security environment, with a focus on the role actors play in the formulation and implementation of international, bilateral, and state policies and norms, and practices of global scope and concern. The program also addresses the impact of global security issues on domestic security and foreign policy.
The multidisciplinary curriculum integrates research and evidence-based solutions to the complex problems you face in your professional practice, and is designed to prepare you for leadership in the field. Strong emphasis is placed on conducting thorough program and policy evaluations that identify and analyze decisions beyond first order impacts, and on further cultivating your applied research skills at an advanced level.
Our doctoral programs embrace a scholar-practitioner model of education. Courses are taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many of whom hold key positions in government agencies or public safety organizations.
Admission to our doctoral programs is selective. Students are selected based on evidence of outstanding intellectual ability, strong commitment to applied research and practice in the discipline, and demonstrated ability to successfully complete post-baccalaureate study.
Upon completion of the application and payment of the non-refundable $100.00 application fee, you will be assigned a Student ID. This will allow you to complete your admissions package.
We recommend you start the online application at least 4 weeks prior to the application due date. An admissions representative will contact you after you submit the application with instructions on how to submit the required documentation.
Doctor of Global Security Total Costs: $60,054 plus dissertation credit(s)
This program is offered in cohorts of 30 students or less, and is taught predominantly online. You may continue working in your field during your studies, but the curriculum workload is considered full time, and you will need to be excused from your professional work responsibilities while attending the required annual residences.
Plan to spend at least 15-20 hours per week on your studies. Completion of the program requires 8 terms plus your dissertation. Each 16-week term includes:
You will take all courses together with your cohort until year two when you choose your electives. Research will be conducted individually, but there will be opportunities for peer feedback and group discussion of research methods.