PhD in Strategic Studies

CMSS is in the process of applying to the government to pause admission to the PhD program to allow for revisioning of the program. A formal announcement will be forthcoming, once approval has been received. This will not affect any current students or graduates of the program.

Our PhD program addresses a critical need for analysts who can study and assess the multitude of security threats that exist around the world, emphasizing the importance of both a theoretical and policy perspective.

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The PhD in Strategic Studies program at the University of Calgary addresses the critical need that exists for analysts who can study and assess the multitude of security threats that now exist. There is a need to understand these threats from both a theoretical and policy perspective. Thus, the CMSS PhD program is intended to teach a selection of scholars that can span both worlds.

Admission requirements

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Program requirements

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Admissions are open October 1 and close January 15 of the following year. New students are admitted in the Fall of each year. There is no winter admittance

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