Education

The Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) serves as a focal point for WMD education in the Department of Defense.  CSWMD helps build and sustain a DoD community committed to improving WMD education. The WMD Center offers five elective courses to National Defense University (NDU) students; manages NDU’s WMD Studies Concentration certificate program; develops education materials for the joint professional military education community; and facilitates the integration of CSWMD research results into education activities.  The Center also runs two stand-alone innovative academic programs: the CWMD Graduate Fellowship Program (a regionally-accredited master’s program in WMD Studies) and the Program for Emerging Leaders (a certificate program in WMD studies for future senior leaders from across the Federal Government). Additionally, the Center leads and supports research efforts related to the countering WMD and nuclear deterrence missions.