In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, the Master of Arts in Military Studies also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of military studies, graduates in this degree program will be able to:
* Define, classify, and articulate the major trends, events, and people that have shaped military studies and evaluate them in context by comparison and contrast.
* Examine, analyze, and evaluate at least one specialized operational sub-discipline.
* Synthesize operational issues into a coherent and comprehensive paradigm of the human condition.
* Analyze data, information, and concepts pertinent to various methodologies of historical research.
* Create a research proposal in which data, information, and concepts can be evaluated and synthesized.
* Appraise different approaches to military studies in order to evaluate and propose a specific methodology for a particular project.
* Create a publication quality presentation for reporting current analysis and synthesis.
This graduate degree has recently been designed to allow students to choose an area of concentration in a field of study that best suits their professional aspirations and interests. This program ensures that students will learn about the "big picture" through exposure to strategic and operational perspectives, while allowing students to tailor graduate study to individual needs. The major ensures that you will learn about the "big picture" through exposure to six historical perspectives or concentrations in Air Warfare, Land Warfare, Naval Warfare, Joint Warfare, Asymmetrical Warfare, and Strategic Leadership. Graduates of this program typically go on to serve in government or military occupations, write articles and/or books, and/or pursue the doctorate in a related field.