The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)


Innovation. Confidence. Discipline. Collaboration. Leadership.

Master the skills necessary to develop actionable solutions to global and domestic security challenges with a graduate degree from Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) and make a difference.

Your skills will make you a desirable candidate in the public and private sectors.

And become in-demand for careers in the public and private sectors.

Full Scholarships Available

A limited number of full merit-based scholarships are available for each graduating class

 Individualized Attention

Learn from Scholar-practitioner Faculty in small classes (a studentteacher ratio of 8:1).

Network in Downtown Washington, DC

Our strategic location allows for networking with professionals from the nation’s largest national security employers.

 Practitioner Faculty

DMGS faculty are active practitioners with extensive and successful careers in national security and are subject matter experts in their fields.

Rich Student Experience

Join the only student community dedicated to furthering national security and develop relationships with other ambitious students with similar goals.

Engaging Courses

A curriculum you won’t find anywhere else:

The American Way of Spying: The Evolution and Practice of U.S. Counterintelligence

Influence and Deception in the Cyber Domain

U.S. National Military Strategy

National Security Law for Intelligence Professionals

Islamic Politics and Terrorism

M.A. In
National Security

Focuses on supporting the professional development of individuals seeking to advance and secure the interests and ideals of the nation.

M.A. In

Focused on the missions, methods, and organizational structure of public and private sector intelligence in the 21st Century.

M.A. In Managing Disruption and Violence

Focuses on the communications aspects of managing the potential or existing disruptive and violent consequences of external group behavior.

One of the strongest qualities of DMGS is its faculty. The professors are brilliant practitioners in their respective fields with a true passion for what they do. The teaching is thorough, organized, and practical. Instead of reading dry textbook examples, you learn about the work and operations from the people who experienced them first hand. Unlike many other teaching institutions, DMGS never penalizes students for their opinions or forces them to accept one point of view. As long as your analysis is based on research and you can make logical inferences, you will be marked for your performance. The staff is extremely helpful and the school is an inclusive, welcoming, and stimulating environment. I cannot recommend it enough!
Student Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
The school’s faculty – scholar practitioners – are truly unique. We are able to learn first-hand from those engaged in current and recent policy debates. Our professors and the guest lecturers provide us with a realistic understanding of both contemporary challenges to US national security and opportunities to advance US strategic interests and values.
Student Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

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