Dean of Academics


Directorate of Graduate Degree Programs (MMAS)


Purpose of the Master of Military Art & Science Degree Program

    • To produce qualified military researchers with a proven ability to conceptualize, investigate, analyze and answer a complex research question in a well-written study of 50 to 125 pages.
    • To produce a body of research of value to members of the military profession as well scholars, diplomats, and others.


MMAS Accreditation

  • The Master of Military Art and Science Degree is an accredited member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In July 2006, the Higher Learning Commission extended CGSC accreditation for the maximum term of 10 years.


Program Requirements

  • Successfully complete CGSS or SAMS curriculum.
  • Write and successfully defend an approvable, correctly formatted monograph using approved document template.
  • Pass oral comprehensive examination.


A Word From the Director

Since 1976, CGSC has been accredited to grant the Master of Military Art and Science Degree to resident students in the Command and General Staff School and the School of Advanced Military Studies.  I am happy to welcome any students in the incoming August cohort to look over the MMAS program and consider applying.  Degree work for the MMAS is fully integrated into the CGSS curriculum and entails no increase in overall scheduled classroom hours.  Most of the work in writing a thesis is conducted on the student’s own time in a manner that best suits his or her own schedule.  Students in this program enjoy the support of a highly capable faculty and have an opportunity not only to earn a degree but to make an important contribution to their own profession’s body of knowledge.  Every year excellent works written by CGSC students attract the notice of senior leadership throughout the armed services.  Moreover, at the request of the Commander, Combined Arms Center the Combined Arms Research library digitally posts the best theses from each student cohort on its public website.  I and the staff of the Directorate of Graduate Degree Programs look forward to working with those of you who wish to undertake this challenging but rewarding endeavor.


Dr. Robert Baumann


Last Reviewed: November 3, 2011

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