Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies

The Security Policy Studies (SPS) program offers two possible options to pursue online education.

Full Security Policy Studies Online Track in United States National Security

Starting in Fall 2022, the Security Policy Studies (SPS) program will offer students the option of completing their MA degree fully online with a concentration in United States National Security only. Students interested in pursuing a fully online degree would take the same course credits (40) as those pursuing an in-person degree, including the following courses: cornerstone classes (6), concentration (15), skills and tools (3-6), electives (9-12), and the Global Capstone (4). The course content for online courses will be the same as the in-person SPS program but offered in a different format (online) and consistent with the Elliott School’s Office of Online Education's pedagogy and methodology. However, the SPS online track will offer a more limited and narrower choice of electives than the in-person program.

Security Policy Studies Hybrid Option

SPS students, regardless of their concentration, have the option of taking a mix of in-person and online courses during Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. Almost all SPS online courses are also offered in an in-person format, that includes discussion sections for core courses, required courses, courses that satisfy requirements for the concentration in United States National Security, tool and skills courses, as well as Capstone. With this adjustment, students can study fully online, in-person or both (hybrid).

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