Programs of Study


Graduate Certificate in WMD Studies (Phase I) 

Phase I of the CWMD Graduate Fellowship Program is a one year program consisting of:

  •  Four classes completed online or in-residence over the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters (Summer 2020 if needed).
  •  A week long intensive colloquium on site at the National Defense University from 12-17 August 2019.
  • Total credits: 15 graduate semester hours

Master of Science Degree in WMD Studies (Phase II)

The most competitive and qualified candidates from Phase I will be selected to participate in Phase II, which includes:

  • An additional year of in-residence studies
  • Seven courses, including either the research project / comprehensive oral examination option or the thesis option, over Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (Summer 2021 if needed).
  • Total credits: 21 graduate semester hours (not including Phase I).