Master of Defense & Strategic Studies
The University of Texas at El Paso

Program Details

As an integral part of the Intelligence and National Security Studies Program, the University of Texas-El Paso offers an online Master of Defense and Strategic Studies degree.  This unique program was created for both civilian and military students who are currently, or who want to become, professionals in national security.  This 100% online format is convenient for you to learn anywhere and anytime you want, enabling you to balance your current professional and personal obligations.  Within the curriculum, you will focus on the current defense and security challenges facing the United States.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • GRE/MAT scores, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges