One of the central elements of the academic year for CISA Fellows is the crafting and writing of the Master’s Thesis:
The Master’s Thesis provides a capstone to the Master of Arts in Strategic Security Studies program at the College of International Security Affairs, allowing students to inquire deeply into an area of professional significance, policy importance, academic value, and/or personal interest. In this way, the thesis permits students to demonstrate their analytical abilities and creative argumentation skills developed during their studies at the College. Students who undertake the thesis option should complement their educational experience by choosing a problem with direct relevance to their professional duties and the needs of their sponsoring agency or country. With this in mind, students should also select topics that pertain to their Area of Concentration for the Master of Arts Degree in Strategic Security Studies degree. Students who are enrolled in the thesis option must fulfill the following thesis requirements.
- Taken from the CISA website
Fellows who write especially innovative theses will have the honor of presenting their research at the end of the year at CISA’s annual Counterterrorism Fellow Thesis Presentation Night.