Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Graduate Programme

Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College Graduate Programme


The following academic programme(s) is offered by the College:

Master of Science in Defence and International Politics (MDIP).


Within the broad framework of the College’s mandate, the programme is aimed at equipping students with basic tools for analytical thinking, good judgment, leadership and other critical managerial skills.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • Achieve the highest professional standards in Defence, Security Management and International Politics.
  • Equip graduates with specialized knowledge and skills to play a meaningful role in management and provide professional leadership in Defence and Security.
  • Meet the demands and aspirations for continuing education of serving military officers and officers of other security agencies in Africa.


The mission of the program is the development of reflective professionals who understand the multiple forces at work in Defence and International Politics situations related to their area of specialization, and who can offer leadership in taking action to anticipate, analyze, prevent, manage and resolve Issues of Defence and Security.




Master of Science in Defence and International Politics (MDIP).

The programme is run in two streams; the reguar stream and the weekend stream. The programme is run for one full academic year under the semester system. The year is divided into two (2) semesters. The regular stream programme is opened to only Senior Division students from the Ghana Armed Forces and those of friendly Armed Forces and other sister security agencies. Lectures are on weekdays. The weekend programme is opened to the public. Lectures take place every other weekend in time frames ranging from 3:00pm to 09:00pm on Fridays and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays. It is designed to meet the time demands of willing, able and qualified people whose work schedule makes it difficult or impossible for them to attend lectures on weekdays. A semester normally spuns 16 weeks with one (1) course break between sessions. A maximum of seven (7) courses are taught each semester. During each Semester, students will be issued with topics for Term Papers to prepare and submit written responses at programmed dates. Term Papers will constitute part of students’ assessment.