Published on 10/17/2018

This is the first program of its kind in the State of Qatar as well as in the Arab region and the Middle East.

The program will prepare a new generation of strategic thinkers and security studies scholars who want to launch or advance their careers in governmental defense policy, foreign affairs, security affairs, academia, public policy, public administration, and journalism. The knowledge and skills developed by the MCSS Program will prove invaluable to anyone pursuing a career in military, security policy, diplomacy, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international governmental organizations (IGOs), media and journalism, and any other environment that requires strategic thinking.

"The MCSS program is designed to meet the highest academic standards in the world's leading security and strategic studies programs. It is designed specifically for graduate students enrolled in or aiming to join the Qatari Armed Forces, the Ministries of Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic Corps,” said Dr. Omar Ashour, the Head and Founder of the MCSS Program. “This is in addition to students who would like pursue their doctoral studies in issues related to security and strategy and or to join the media and intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations,” said Dr Ashour.

The MCSS program consists of four semesters offered over a span of two years. The core courses are: Critical Security Studies, Strategic Theories and Warfare, Civil-Military Relations, Environmental and Human Security, Regional and International Security, Armed Non-State Actors, Understanding Conflict, and Research Methods.

The program provides full scholarships for eligible students.

For admissions and more info, please follow the links below.