Completing the MAGS involves 10 courses, with one required course (GSC 501 War, Conflict and Security), as well as a required individual capstone that is taken towards the end the program (GSC 550). The remaining 8 classes are electives.

The MAGS Cybersecurity Concentration involves 10 courses, with five required courses (GSC 501 War, Conflict and Security, GSC 560 Overview of Cybersecurity, GSC 561 Cybersecurity Threats and Trends, GSC 562 Cybersecurity, Global Politics and Resiliency and GSC 563 Cybersecurity Planning and Strategy) as well as a required individual capstone towards the end the program (GSC 550). The remaining 4 classes are electives.

Please see below a list of current MAGS courses (not all are offered every session), along with short descriptions. Feel free to contact the program for information on MAGS course syllabi.

Please see ASU Class Search for most current version of course offerings.

GSC 501 War, Conflict and Security
GSC 502 Security Studies
GSC 503 Future of War
GSC 504 Understanding Conflict and War
GSC 505 Law of War
GSC 506 U.S. Politics of Security
GSC 507 Global Politics of Security
GSC 508 Comparative Studies of Conflict
GSC 509 Emerging Technologies and Global Security
GSC 510 Governance in Post-Conflict/Transitional Contexts
GSC 511 Terrorism and Insurgency
GSC 512 Global Trends
GSC 560 Overview of Cybersecurity
GSC 561 Cybersecurity Threats and Trends
GSC 562 Cybersecurity, Global Politics and Resiliency
GSC 563 Cybersecurity Planning and Strategy
GSC 598 Migration, Environment, and Global Security
GSC 598 Human Rights and Armed Conflict  
GSC 598 Urbanization, Security and Conflict
GSC 598 Narrative Conflict  
GSC 598 Proxy Warfare: Strategic Thinking and History  
GSC 598 Conflict Reporting
GSC 598 Adaptation and Military Innovation Since the Cold War
GSC 598 Overview of Biosecurity

Students should contact Graduate Coordinator for approval to include any courses outside GSC on the Program of Study.