Doctor of Strategic Security

Strategic Security Major Core (90)

DSS700Advanced Strategic Security Analysis and Critique

4.5

DSS710Advanced Counterterrorism Research Methods

4.5

DSS720Strategic Security Information Literacy

4.5

DSS730Applied Research Methodology

4.5

DSS740Topics in the History of Strategic Security

4.5

DSS750Briefings, De-briefings, and Presentations

4.5

DSS760Advanced Leadership and Management

4.5

DSS770Case Studies in Intelligence Regulation and Reform

4.5

DSS780The Strategic Intelligence Process and Policy

4.5

DSS790The Strategic Security Community

4.5

DSS800Protection and Operations Management

4.5

DSS810Advanced Business Communications

4.5

DSS820Advanced Research in Terrorism/Counterterrorism

4.5

DSS830Intelligence Practicum

4.5

DSS840Protection Practicum

4.5

DSS851Directed Dissertation Research I

4.5

DSS852Directed Dissertation Research II

4.5

DSS853Directed Dissertation Research III

4.5

DSS854Directed Dissertation Research IV

4.5

DSS855Directed Dissertation Research V

4.5

Doctoral practicum courses DSS830 Intelligence Practicum and DSS840 Protection Practicum may be substituted for upcoming internship work or upcoming student-employee projects related to strategic security. The substitution must be coordinated ahead of time with the dean of the Doctor of Strategic Security program. A substitution will not be granted for regular work duties, past internships, or past experience. An upcoming time period and scenario may only apply towards substituting one practicum: substituting both practicum requires two different, applicable scenarios (such as both an intelligence internship and a protection internship). The arrangement will include writing a paper that includes tying the student's work to the DSS program's learning outcomes. The dean and the DSS student will set the length of time, the related work, the documentation goals, and the paper goals.

(Average estimated full-time completion rate is five years. This includes two years for completion of the dissertation.)