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Earn Your Master's in National Security 100% Online

The online Master of Arts in National Security Studies provides advanced knowledge in national and international security policy, security and intelligence analysis, and related fields. Assess and predict traditional and non-traditional threats to national and international security, while conducting advanced research and academic analyses on critical issues. You'll also appraise classic and contemporary theories, strategies, doctrines, and procedures related to the causes, conduct, and termination of armed conflict and the maintenance of peace.

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$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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Many of our master’s degrees feature an abundance of concentration options in trending topics, allowing you to laser focus your studies to achieve your learning goals.

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Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

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You can quickly turn your ambitions into reality because programs begin every month. Most classes are 8 weeks long.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

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Master’s degree students can transfer up to 15 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military spouses/dependents are eligible for our Military Tuition Grant that covers undergraduate and master’s-level tuition above the military TA cap of $250/credit hour.

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