ERIC Number: EJ893982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Needs Assessment for the Establishment of a Masters of Arts Program in International Studies with a Concentration in International Security and a Specialization in International Terrorism
Gray, David H.
Educational Research and Reviews, v3 n4 p114-120 Apr 2008
Since the attacks of September 11, national and international security has been driven to the center stage of our present-day society, thus becoming a primary concern and focus in the United States. The purpose of this study was to conduct an instructional needs assessment for the establishment of a Masters of Arts program in International Studies with a concentration in International Security and a specialization in International Terrorism. This empirical study, consisting of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, intended to determine the utility of this type of graduate program. A survey was administered to FSU students and Fort Bragg personnel focusing on perceptions of interest in and importance of the program and its subject content. The results of this study indicated statistically significant interest in and the importance of the establishment of this MA International Studies program, and strongly suggested substantial enrollment projections.
Descriptors: Terrorism, Needs Assessment, International Studies, Enrollment Projections, Program Effectiveness, Specialization, Masters Programs, World Problems, College Students, Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Safety
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina