This course-based master’s program combines a strong military-oriented, liberal arts core with opportunities to study more technical subject matter, placing the technicalities of war and defence-related subjects, past and present, within the context of the overall human experience. With flexible programs, leading scholars in a variety of disciplines, and generous funding opportunities, we strive to ensure students at the university’s Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies achieve success in their pursuits.
Completing this program
Core Courses: Classics of Strategy, Advanced Analysis of International Relations and Strategic Studies.
Block Week Course: Students will complete Military and Strategic Studies: Questions and Methods in the week preceding their first term.
Additional Courses: May include arctic security, Canadian military studies, U.S. security, ethics and morality, intelligence, and other topics.
Cooperative Education: Students complete an eight-month work placement in the second year, in place of three non-core courses.
Banking, Police Service, Government, Military Procurement, Oil and Gas, NATO, Advocacy Groups.
A course-based master’s degree in military and strategic studies is usually considered a final degree.
A minimum of 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
A four year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution.
- A writing sample
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt) score of 97.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 68, or higher (Academic version).
- Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL) score of 70 in each section.
- Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) score of A- in each course.
For admission on September 1:
- Canadians and permanent residents: Jan. 15 application deadline
- International students: Jan. 15 application deadline
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