DSS Degree

The requirements for obtaining the Doctor of Strategic Security degree are as follows:

  • Completion of a minimum of 90 quarter units (20 courses) in doctoral level university courses
  • Completion of all work products and assignments, including a written dissertation and oral defense
  • Successful completion of formal evaluations by a doctoral committee
  • Passing score on a comprehensive examination to be completed prior to beginning the dissertation
  • A minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 scale completed from the university
  • Payment of all financial obligations to the school

The DSS degree is granted from NAU upon completion of all academic requirements for the degree and recommendation of the dissertation chair to the dean of the HPSSS. The dean forwards the recommendation for verification that all academic requirements have been met and recording of the degree, which is then awarded by mail.