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The Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies is awarded to students who:
Apply for the Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Security Studies program, meet NDU requirements and are accepted by the Admissions Committee;
Successfully complete the graduate curriculum of 35 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
Satisfactorily complete a graduate thesis or a second area of concentration.
CISA degrees are awarded twice each year in January and June. The University conducts Commencement exercises annually in June. All students applying to graduate must file Intent to Graduate form to be considered for graduation and to be eligible to participate in Commencement.
Students applying for graduation in January must file Intent to Graduate form by December 1.
Students applying for graduation in June must file Intent to Graduate form by May 1.