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The Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary is committed to promoting and developing excellence in military, security and defence studies and is one of the leading centres of excellence in military and strategic studies in North America. This thesis-based master’s program places the study of war, defence, and security issues within the context of past and present human experience. With flexible programs, leading scholars in a variety of disciplines, and generous funding opportunities, we strive to ensure our students achieve success in their pursuits.
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.
Thesis: Students are required to submit and defend an original research thesis.
Banking, Police Service, Government, Military Procurement, Oil and Gas, NATO, Advocacy Groups.
A master’s degree in military and strategic studies will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two years full time; four years maximum
A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted
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.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4
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