The current curriculum is made up of 12 courses, culminating in a capstone project, which includes a mandatory field-research practicum. Participants select one elective course from the options below.

core courses

Course Code Course Name Credits
3000 International Context 3
3001 Domestic Context 3
3002 Strategy and Comparative Defense Strategies 3
3003 Strategic Leadership 2
3004 Instruments of State Power: Economy 2
3005 Instruments of State Power: Diplomacy 2
3006 Instruments of State Power: Defense Components 2
3007 Instruments of State Power: Information and Cyber Issues 2
3008 National Security Decision Making 3
3009 National Security 3
3010 Contemporary Issues 1
3011 Capstone Project* 3
3012 Field Studies (Regional & International) 1
4000 Elective 2

* Master's Program only

elective COURSES

Course Code Course Name Credits
4001 International Law of Armed Conflict 2
4002 Negotiations 2
4003 National Service 2
4004 GCC From Creation to Unification 2
4005 Strategy and Force Planning 2
4006 Geopolitics of the Gulf 2
4007 The Profession of Arms 2
4008 Non-Traditional Strategists 2
4010 Topics in National Security 2
4011 Campaigning 2
4012 Strategic Thinking 2
4013 Countering Violent Extremism 2
4014 Military Strategy (Arabic Language) 2
4016 Nuclear Weapons and Strategy 2
4017 National Security and the Media I 2
4021 Thucydides and Machiavelli (Arabic Language) 2
4022 Perceptions of Conflict and War in the Media 2
4023 Forecasting the Future:  Method for Strategic Leaders 2