Achieve Your Applied Doctorate From a Leading Provider of Education.

Our doctorate degrees in global security and strategic intelligence are the first programs of their kind taught online by a regionally accredited university and backed by decades of experience by our highly-credentialed faculty working in the field.

Brought to you by the AMU School of Security & Global Studies, our applied doctorate programs are terminal degrees designed to equip you with professional skills and research-based acumen for performing at an executive level in your field. You’ll acquire highly specialized knowledge within your research area and broad interdisciplinary knowledge throughout the program.

Research in an applied doctorate program focuses on real-world scenarios and solving problems with actionable results. Learnings can be put to immediate use on the job and will help you to:

  • Synthesize research
  • Craft policy
  • Evaluate multi-faceted challenges
  • Lead organizational change

We are now accepting applications. The application deadline is June 1, 2019. Fill out the form on this page for more information on admission requirements, pricing, courses, etc.

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Our doctoral programs are backed by decades of experience by our highly-credentialed faculty working in the field.

Mark Riccardi
Mark Riccardi, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Security & Global Studies
Nicole Drumhiller
Nicole Drumhiller, Ph.D.
Program Director, Intelligence Studies; President, the Center on Transnational Crime and Political Conflict
Kate Brannum
Kate Brannum, Ph.D.
Program Director, International Relations & Conflict Resolution, Middle Eastern Studies
Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez, Ed.D.
Director, Doctoral & Faculty Research
Lori Woeste
Lori Woeste, Ed.D.
Director, Doctoral Programs
Jennifer Douglas
Jennifer Douglas, Ph.D.
Dean, Graduate Studies & Research
James Burch
James Burch, D.Mgt.
Associate Professor; Naval cryptologist and intelligence faculty
Matthew Crosston
Matthew Crosston, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Chair,, a virtual conflict resolution think tank
Melissa Schnyder
Melissa Schnyder, Ph.D.
Professor; Expertise in European politics, immigration and asylum, civil society political participation

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Lance Arnold
Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

Colt Tallent
Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security.

Chanda Chann
Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions.

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