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Missouri State University

Department of Defense and Strategic Studies

Fairfax, VA

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Overview

Missouri State University / Department of Defense and Strategic Studies is located in Fairfax, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Certificate) Defense and strategic studies
Master of Science (MS) General weapons of mass destruction

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 39

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

46
Applied
35
Accepted
34
Enrolled
76%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 15th April 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

79
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.33%
Black or African American 5.06%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.33%
Unknown 5.06%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 2
Part-time - 19
Male (16)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Middle East, terrorism, arms control, U.S.-Soviet military balance, strategic defense initiative
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 9302 Lee Highway
Suite 760
Fairfax, VA  22031
United States
Contact Dr. Keith Payne
Head
Email: kbpayne@missouristate.edu
Phone: 703-218-3565
Fax: 703-218-3568

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