National Security Studies Program

MA in Political Science, Specialization in National Security Studies

FAQ

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What are "National Security Studies"?

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The program is designed to enable students from Israel and from around the world to study the field of National Security. The extensive experience of the lecturers in the program, combined with the unique role of Israel in the Middle East and the challenges Israel faces, make this program attractive, both for local and international students. The interdisciplinary faculty includes disciplines such as Political Sciences, Sociology, Education, Law, Economics and philosophy, and offers a broad perspective of national security. The program combines theoretical discussions and actual Israeli experiences. The faculty consists of experts in the fields of intelligence, military, economics and policy.

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What is the organizational framework of the program?

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The program in National Security Studies will function – both academically and administratively – under the auspices of the School of Political Sciences, and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The International School will be responsible for internationally marketing the program, for handling logistical matters and for providing student support.

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How long is the program?

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The program is taught over three consecutive semesters from October through September (fall semester, spring semester and summer semester) over one calendar year.

Question:

Can I write a thesis in this program?

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Exceptional students wishing to apply to the thesis track will need, upon acceptance, to submit a research thesis within one year of completing their coursework. The ability to pursue the thesis track is dependent on the student’s ability to find an appropriate advisor.

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