Naval War College’s MA in National Security and Strategic Studies

Prior to beginning a professional career in the United States Navy, Rear Admiral Rick Williams attended the University of Maryland in College Park, where he earned a master of business administration in 1992. Rear Admiral Rick Williams also attended the Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island, earning a master of arts in national security and strategic studies.

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Naval War College has been offering a master of arts in national security and strategic studies since 1985. The program is available to resident students as well as through online classes.

In addition to completing three core courses, students must earn nine credit hours of electives within a single area of study. The single areas of study include Homeland Security/ Homeland Defense, Executive Analysis for the Warfare Commander, Enterprise Strategic Planning, Information Operations, Irregular Warfare, and Operational Law. Students have up to seven years to complete the program, beginning with the Fleet Seminar course.

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