For decades, the State of Israel has been addressing complex national security challenges. Designed in partnership with Israel’s globally renowned National Security College, the international Master of Arts in National Security Studies introduces students to pressing, complex, real-time national security dilemmas, conflicts, and processes in Israel and other regions. The program is ideal for students pursuing a career in governmental, security, and private organizations, who wish to explore and address strategic social, political, ethical, diplomatic, economic, and military dimensions of national security.
Developed in collaboration with Israel’s National Security College, IDF’s highest course of study and the world’s leading educational institution for military, intelligence, and government executives from Europe, America, and Asia, our program offers:
Our one-year international master’s program is taught in English over three consecutive semesters from October through September. Graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts in Political Science, with a specialization in National Security Administration.
Students who wish to pursue the thesis track must have a minimum average of 90 after their first semester. Requests for the thesis track will be considered individually and are dependent on students’ achievements, their ability to secure a supervisor, and other factors. The thesis will be submitted within one year of completion of their coursework, which may require an extended stay at the university.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of National Security
The Evolution of War: The Information and Cyber Age Intelligence and National Security
Managing the Democratic State: Dilemmas of Policy and Security
Management of Geopolitical Risks and Opportunities in a Global World
The National Security of Israel
* The curriculum is subject to change without notice
Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Political Science, will be required to successfully complete the following introductory courses before the first semester of the program: