Taught in English over one year from September through August, the International Graduate Program in National Security Studies is designed for students and professionals who are seriously interested in the field of national security in the broadest sense of the term. Students will examine the complex interrelationship between the social, political, ethical, diplomatic, economic and military dimensions of national security to create a comprehensive picture of the state of the nation.
Facing a long-standing challenge at the center of a mostly hostile regional environment, even decades before its establishment, Israel has accumulated the experience in dealing with national security issues and has developed a comprehensive approach in this field, combining academic theory with real-world constraints.
What you will study
We strive to introduce students to the real-time dilemmas and choices of Israeli decision-makers as well as high-ranking officials, in addition to examples of national security dilemmas from other national and regional conflicts. The curriculum also accentuates the broader fields of diplomacy, foreign policy, human rights, and international crises management. The program targets mid-career officials, academics and students from Israel and around the world, as well as retired and active members of defense and foreign affairs establishments.
Václav Misík, Czech republic - National Security- 2017-2018 Cohort:
"The program has an outstanding reputation… Haifa for me is an essence of Israel represented by one city"
"My favorite thing about Haifa, I think, is the diversity of the city."
Alicia Iguaran Gonzalez, Venezuela - International MA in National Security Studies- 2016-2017 Cohort:
"Choosing the program was the easiest part, the best professors and best curriculum you will definitely find it at the University of Haifa."
"The program is above my expectations and the University of Haifa makes sure you get everything you need as an international student. Plus, Israel is spectacular and easy to get to know. Studying abroad is an experience worth doing in your life."
About the School
The University of Haifa is the leading university in Israel in the fields of humanities, social sciences, marine research, and education. It is home to 7 faculties, 8 schools and 72 research centers.