ABOUT US“The faculty has years of experience and can therefore distill down what really matters in a real world setting. They then communicate the essence of each topic in a way that sticks with the student. Educators like this are few and far between.”
Kenneth -DMGS Student – Class of 2020
DMGS is focused on practically helping students get to the next career level and to become strong future leaders.
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) offers a professional and executive education that is easily tailored to students who wish to pursue a career in national security or those who currently work in the national security community. DMGS’ curriculum offerings also provide needed skills that both intersect with and are applicable to other communities such as the commercial corporate world and law enforcement. DMGS supports the intellectual foundations of American security policy by ensuring our education prioritizes policies and outcomes rather than traditional academic structures. DMGS enables professionals to address the national security challenges of the new century by encouraging them to rethink tradition and assess new forms of policy analysis.
Incoming students have their professional experience assessed for academic credit to ensure their DMGS education helps them develop a new knowledge base. Self-motivated students play a central role at DMGS, and dialogue between students is just as relevant to course learning objectives as presentations made by the professor.
DMGS is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization licensed by the Education Licensure Commission of the District of Columbia.
A few words from our founder and chairwoman of the board…
In the ever-changing political landscape, national security has become the highest priority of many world leaders. We are reminded far too often of the terrorist plots of radical groups, political turmoil leading to violence, foreign powers attempting to impose their will on our allies, and other threats to the rules-based international order. These are the challenges that our graduates will be equipped to confront and solve.
This website offers an overview of the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security’s (DMGS) Master’s programs, certificate programs, facilities, faculty, and the admissions process. At DMGS, you will find our faculty and staff to be a group of exceptional and dedicated professionals working in collaboration toward your success.
We provide an independent learning environment in which faculty and staff deliver responsive academic programs that support the national security community. DMGS offers countless networking opportunities through events such as our Distinguished Lecture Series.
Students and other program participants play a critical role in ensuring that DMGS achieves its objectives and are encouraged to provide feedback to improve the educational experience. Every DMGS student is an integral member of our community.
I invite you to tour our facility located in Washington, D.C. While you are here you will have the opportunity to attend a class, meet with our faculty, and hear firsthand from our students about their experiences at DMGS.
We feel privileged that you would consider attending the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, and I look forward to meeting you in person.
Chairwoman, Board of Trustees