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Military and Strategic Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kingston, Canada
The Military and Strategic Studies programme at the Royal Military College of Canada offers students an opportunity to acquire a sound grounding in military history, strategic thought, and international relations, as well as in Canadian government, Politics and Economics, English or French Studies, and Military Psychology and Leadership. 
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The Military and Strategic Studies programme at the Royal Military College of Canada leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Military and Strategic Studies, as a Major or at the Honours level. The MSS degree provides a solid basis for graduate studies and a professional career.

Students are encouraged to take at least one MSS course in their second language. Students with the requisite language profile are free to take all or a combination of courses in either official language while earning their degrees.

In addition to their course work, students enrolled in the MSS programme are encouraged to participate in the various extracurricular activities of the programme, including field trips to Ottawa, Washington, New York, USMA, USNA, and NATO HQ and several Model UN and NATO simulations at leading North American universities.

General Programme Information

To earn a degree in Military and Strategic Studies students must pursue one of two patterns of study:

  • Military and Strategic Studies; or,
  • Military and Strategic Studies, with a Minor in Psychology, Business Administration, Economics, English, or French Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Political Geography
  • Introduction to Canadian Military History 
  • Introduction to Military History 
  • Peacekeeping and Peacemaking 
  • Strategy and Strategists 
  • Introduction to International Relations 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Fill out the RMC Application for Admission for Undergraduate Studies and pay the application fee.
  • Submit the appropriate supporting documentation:
  • Photocopy of high school transcript and official transcripts of any college/university course marks
  • For CF members a copy of your most recent Military Personal Record Résumé (MPRR) (formerly CF 490A).
  • If you are the spouse of a CF member, please provide a copy of the CF member's MPRR (formerly CF490A).
  • If you are an indeterminate or term civilian employee of the Canadian Federal Government please send a photocopy of both sides of your government ID card or letter of employment offer.
  • Send the application, payment and documentation by mail or by fax.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6460 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3230 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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