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Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

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The Master of Arts Program in War, Diplomacy, and Society at Chapman University’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences educates graduate-level students by rigorously examining the social, cultural, political and moral aspects of how societies go to war, experience war, and deal with war’s consequences.

Why Get an MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society?

  • Be a part of the nation's premier graduate-level program for studying the global interrelationships between war, diplomacy, and societies in the modern era. 
  • Establish an intellectual foundation for a career in education or government by interpreting and solving the problems of war and its impact. 
  • Explore topics such as the influence of societal and cultural beliefs on warfare and national military policies, and the impact of war on social and cultural institutions and values.
  • Examine the firsthand impact of war on soldiers, veterans, and civilians through handwritten manuscripts at Chapman's Center for American War Letters.
  • Understand the relationship between war, identity, and historical memory through resources such as the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education.
Faculty Highlight
Dr. Lori Cox Han
Courses taught: The Presidency, Women and Politics, Media and Politics, Political Leadership
Faculty Highlight
Dr. Mateo Jarquin
Courses taught: Modern Latin American History, United States-Latin American Relations, Comparative Revolutions, U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomatic History, The Cold War

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Contact Us

Kyle Longley, Ph.D.
Co-Director, MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society

Mateo Jarquin, Ph.D.
Co-Director, MA in War, Diplomacy, and Society

David Krausman
Graduate Programs Coordinator
(714) 516-7116

Shannon McCance
Senior Graduate Admission Counselor
(714) 516-5236

For additional admission information, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admission
888-CU-APPLY or (714) 997-6711

Live Information Session

Watch our last virtual information session from fall of 2023!

Application Deadlines

Apply now using the Online Application. Submit your application and all supporting documents by the deadline listed below. 

Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis as space is available.

  • For Fall Semester: February 1
  • For Spring Semester: November 1