Master of Strategic Studies
In addition to Faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts requirements, the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies requires:
a) Core Courses: All Master's students take, in any sequence, the following three core area half courses:
Strategic Studies/History 655 Classics of Strategy
Political Science 681 Advanced Analysis of International Relations
Political Science 685 Strategic Studies
b) Areas of Concentration: In any sequence, thesis-based students must complete three half-course equivalents; course-based students must complete nine half-course equivalents; and course-based Co-operative Education students must complete six half-course equivalents from the following:
(1) Arctic Security
Strategic Studies 662 Advanced Studies in Canadian Arctic Security
(2) Canadian Military Studies
Strategic Studies 609 Canadian Military and the Second World War
Strategic Studies 611 Canadian Military Studies
Strategic Studies 613 Canada and the First World War
(3) US Security Policy
Political Science 633 US Security Policy
(4) Domestic Security/Hemispheric Security
(5) Ethics and Morality in Conflict
Political Science 619 War and Interpretation
(6) Intelligence and Security
Strategic Studies 657 Intelligence, Information Operations and Command, Control, Communications and Computers
(7) Israeli Security Studies
Israel Studies 601 Modern Israel
(8) Military Anthropology
Anthropology 641 Graduate Seminar in Civil Military Relations
(9) Sea Power
Strategic Studies 659 Sea Power
(10) Unconventional Warfare
Political Science 689 Unconventional Warfare
Political Science 675 Special Topics in Comparative Politics
(11) Causes of War
Strategic Studies 663 War – Causes and Aftermath
(12) Military History
History 637 Topics in Military History
(13) Special Topics in Military and Strategic Studies
Strategic Studies 649 Special Topics in Military and Strategic Studies
(14) With the approval of the Graduate Director, thesis-based students may take one half course from the following and either course-based students or course-based students with Co-operative Education may take one or more half courses from the following:
Strategic Studies 651 Reading Seminar I
Strategic Studies 653 Research Seminar I
(15) With the approval of the Graduate director any other graduate course pertinent to the student's studies may be taken. Consult the Program website for a list of other recommended graduate courses.
c) Co-operative Education: The Co-operative Education option is only available as part of the course-based MSS program. Students will complete an 8-month work placement during their second year, which will replace three other non-core half courses. Thesis-based MSS students will be permitted to transfer to the course-based co-operative education option during their first year of study. For further information interested students should contact the CMSS faculty co-operative education advisor or the Centre website.
Doctor of Philosophy
a) Course Work:
Each student must normally take four half-course equivalents including three core courses:
For candidacy examinations, students will have two major fields of study. One of these will be strategic studies and the other the thesis area. Students will be required to take one half course in each field, namely Political Science 685 and an appropriate elective.
b) Written and oral candidacy examination.
c) Doctoral thesis proposal.
d) Written doctoral thesis.
e) Oral thesis defence.