Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
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The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS) at the University of Calgary is part of Canada's Department of National Defence nationwide security and defence forum research centres. Currently, it has over 50 students at both the Masters and PhD level with 33 research fellows, 18 research associates, 29 alumni and 5 staff members. The CMSS mission is to promote and develop excellence in military, security and defence studies. David Bercuson is the current director of CMSS. The Centre offers a J.L. Granatstein Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
CMSS is a graduate-level program, currently offering four degrees: MSS thesis-based, MSS course-based, MSS Co-op, and PhD. An application to hold a formal PhD program within CMSS was approved by the University of Calgary Faculty of Social Science. (Now Faculty of Arts) The Masters program is currently completed by thesis, course work or co-op. Masters in Strategic Studies (MSS) thesis-based is a two year program consisting of one year of seminar courses, and a second year of thesis writing and defence; whereas, course-based students complete a second year of seminar study. The Co-op program for Master's students differs in that they work in a security and defence related job for eight months of their second year.
History and Research 
The Strategic Studies Program was established in 1981. It is part of the Department of National Defence's nationwide network of Security and Defence Forum (SDF) research Centres, a network of Centres specializing in defence and security studies across Canada. It was renamed the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies in 1999. CMSS is part of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, draws from external departments such as Political Science, History, Economics, Anthropology, and Geomatics. CMSS is affiliated with the Canadian Forces, Department of National Defence, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Calgary business community.
Research conducted at the Centre by both faculty and graduate students is broad. Recent research has included work on strategic theory, terrorism, the Canadian, American, and Israeli military, human security, military history, and intelligence.
The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies publishes international conference proceedings, books by fellows and the Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies. The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS) at the University of Calgary and the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) sponsor the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies.
See also 
- The Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies
- International Institute for Strategic Studies
- Strategic Studies Institute
- Centre for Strategic Studies New Zealand
- Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies
- Military science
- Military sociology
- Military art
- Military logistics
- War studies
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