The graduate certificate in Joint Warfare is designed for students interested in the theory and practice of military operations from the mid-19th to the 20th century. You’ll study joint warfare theory, practice, planning, strategy, and implementation. Special emphasis includes different dimensions of coalition warfare using case studies, while conventional and unconventional warfare is examined in light of technological change and the information age. This online program is helpful for careers in military service, government agencies, or other organizations that need experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of warfare and its effect on national security and security threats. This online certificate is geared toward graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of joint warfare without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Examine the theory and practice of joint warfare in every major conflict since the mid-19th century with special emphasis on American joint warfare in the 1980s and 90s.
  • Discern and assess the contemporary factors influencing the planning for combined and joint operations at the strategic and operational levels of war.
  • Evaluate the doctrinal and technical aspects of Joint Warfare command and control as well as operational differences among the services.
  • Debate the varied dimensions of coalition warfare and combined operations in both a historical and contemporary perspective.
  • Assess the conventional and unconventional joint warfare of the future in light of technological change and the information age, non-state military threats, rogue regimes, and clashes of culture between regions.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

MILS514The Making of Strategy3
MILS560Joint Warfare Theory and Practice3
MILS561Joint Warfare Planning and Implementation3
MILS562Joint Warfare Command and Control3
MILS563Case Studies in Joint Warfare3
MILS620Studies in Future War3
Total Semester Hours18