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
5000 International Context 3
5001 Comparative Domestic Context 3
5002 Strategy and Comparative Defense Strategies 3
5003 Strategic Leadership 2
5004 Instruments of State Power: Economy 2
5005 Instruments of State Power: Diplomacy 2
5006 Instruments of State Power: Defense Components (Military Power) 2
5007 Instruments of State Power: Information and Cyber Issues 2
5008 National Security Decision Making 3
5009 National Security 3
5010 Contemporary Issues 1
5011 Capstone Project* 3
5012 Field Studies (Regional and International) 2
6000 Elective 2

* Master's Program only

elective COURSES

Course Code Course Name Credits
6001 International Law of Armed Conflict 2
6002 Negotiations 2
6003 National Service 2
6004 GCC From Creation to Unification 2
6005 Startegy and Force Planning 2
6006 Geopolitics of the Gulf 2
6007 The Profession of Arms 2
6008 Non-Traditional Strategists 2
6009 China’s Rise 2
6010 Topics in National Security 2
6011 Campaigning 2
6012 Strategic Thinking 2
6013 Countering Violent Extremism 2
6014 Military Strategy (Arabic Language) 2
6015 Policy Analytics for National Security 2
6016 Nuclear Weapons and Strategy 2
6017 Why Men Rebel 2
6018 Maritime Security from Guam to the Gulf 2
6021 Thucydides, Ibn Khaldoun and Machiavelli(Arabic Language) 2
6022 Perceptions of Conflict and War in the Media 2
6023 Forecasting the Future:  Method for Strategic Leaders 2