MA in Diplomacy and Military Studies

Dr. Patrick Bratton, Department Chair, Dr. Russell Hart, DMS Director, Dr. Brian Price, Assistant Professor of History, and Dr. Pierre Asselin, Professor of History

Lead the future

Diplomacy and the military have always played a pivotal role in significant political, social, and economic development around the world. To be an effective leader of the future, it is therefore important to have a solid understanding of how diplomacy and the military impact politics and society.

Hawai’i Pacific University’s (HPU) Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies (MA/DMS) provides you with an interdisciplinary view of the role of diplomacy and military force in world affairs from both a historical and contemporary perspective. To acquaint you with different methodologies and approaches to understanding statecraft and the military, the program combines courses in history, art history, humanities, literature, philosophy, anthropology, political science, international relations, and strategic security.

Why Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies?

An MA/DMS degree will unlock the door to a wide range of rewarding career possibilities.
You can choose to pursue careers in the civilian, military, or government sectors.

  • Many HPU graduates are eager to serve the United States as officials in the State Department, work in embassies, serve in the U.S. Armed Services, or as civilian contractors for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, among others.
  • Relying on their advanced research and writing skills, other graduates choose managerial positions and intelligence and information analysis at various corporations. Still others go on to practice law or become educators.

Why HPU for your MA/DMS?

Not only does the MA/DMS program take a global view, the learning environment at HPU is also multi-cultural. Located in the center of the Pacific Rim, Honolulu is a cosmopolitan city with a busy, international business community. This attracts a wide range of learners. In fact, HPU students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
▪HPU faculty are distinguished educators and modern day practitioners. Classes are taught by faculty with a wealth of international teaching experience and include Fulbright Scholars, retired generals, diplomats, and intelligence community professionals.
▪You have your choice of over 70 courses in the HPU MA/DMS program—many more than you would find at other institutions.
▪HPU offers flexible course scheduling. Choose from full- or part-time study, evening, and weekend courses depending upon what works best for your schedule.

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