Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security


The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation proudly supports the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) in Washington, D.C. DMGS offers a professional and executive education to students who wish to pursue a career in national security, or those who currently work in the national security community. DMGS’s core mission is to educate and prepare future leaders to develop actionable solutions to global and domestic security challenges.


Founded in 2014, DMGS offers Master of Arts degrees in National Security, Intelligence, and Managing Disruption and Violence. Key partners include Cambridge University, Oxford University, the University of Virginia, George Washington University, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the Carnegie Endowment. Faculty members hail from the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Security & Intelligence Directorate. Speakers at DMGS have included National Security Advisor John Bolton, General Michael Hayden, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, to name a few.

DMGS celebrated its first M.A. graduating class in the Spring of 2018 and continues to grow.