Doctor of Strategic Security (DSS)
DSS700 – Advanced Strategic Security Analysis and Critique
DSS710 – Advanced Counterterrorism Research Methods
DSS720 – Strategic Security Information Literacy
DSS730 – Applied Research Methodology
DSS740 – Topics in the History of Strategic Security
DSS750 – Briefings, De – briefings, and Presentations
DSS760 – Advanced Leadership and Management
DSS770 – Case Studies in Intelligence Regulation and Reform
DSS780 – The Strategic Intelligence Process and Policy
DSS790 – The Strategic Security Community
DSS800 – Protection and Operations Management
DSS810 – Advanced Business Communications
DSS820 – Advanced Research in Terrorism/Counterterrorism
DSS830 – Intelligence Practicum
DSS840 – Protection Practicum
Doctoral practicum courses DSS830 Intelligence Practicum and DSS840 Protection Practicum may be substituted for upcoming internship work or upcoming student-employee projects related to strategic security.
DSS851 – Directed Dissertation Research I
DSS852 – Directed Dissertation Research II
DSS853 – Directed Dissertation Research III
DSS854 – Directed Dissertation Research IV
DSS855 – Directed Dissertation Research V
Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.
DSS-PLO1: Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to produce preventive, deterrent and response actions necessary for engaging issues in strategic security
DSS-PLO2: Produce quantitative and qualitative research to address gaps in knowledge about strategic security matters.
DSS-PLO3: Effectively communicate key concepts and ideas in a variety of mediums to influence diverse audiences and decision-makers about strategic security matters.
DSS-PLO4: Working collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a conceptual framework that incorporates the key variables of the security environment to prevent and forestall emerging threats.
DSS-PLO5: Promote strategic security leadership relative to effective and ethical security outcomes.