Student Research Topics

 

Marine Corps Research Topics AY 2022-2023

Research Topics presented here were provided by Marine Corps commands and represent current topics of value to the operating forces.

Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare Scholars Programs

This document provides information and points of contact for several AY23 competitive, scholarly opportunities led by the Krulak Center including:

  • Krulak Scholars Program - AY23 focus is "The World Energy Paradigm after Ukraine: Global Perspectives on Strategic Competition."  (application deadline 02 Sep 2022)

  • Ellis Fellowship for Military Transformation - AY23 focus is the Marine Corps "Campaign of Learning" and refinement of Force Design 2030  

  • Reynolds Scholars Program - focus is the advancement of the Women, Peace & Security effort within PME. (application deadline 26 Aug 2022)

JPME Prospective Research Topics Database (PRTD)

JPME JPRTD is the JPME Prospective Research Topics Database, which provides prospective research topics for students attending advanced military study programs and intermediate and senior services schools.  This site is CAC-enabled. If you are unable to access the PRTD, check your browser settings.

Joint Special Operations University

The Joint Special Operations University Press publishes a list of research topics annually. The 2022 list highlights a wide range of topics collaboratively developed and prioritized by experts throughout the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community.

USSPACECOM Research Topics

USSPACECOM developed space defense, technology, and war studies topics in the linked document. Students who select a research topic from this list will receive informal, open-source access, coaching, and, depending on the topic, unclassified material from one or more USSPACECOM subject matter experts (SMEs). The top research papers received will be assessed for potential inclusion in an all-space special issue or an Air University journal to be edited by USSPACECOM's SIG. The SIG will coordinate for longer document publication options for projects that exceed a journal-sized entry but are considered highly desired for Department of Defense (DoD) formal publication and dissemination.

USMC Director of Intelligence Proposed Topics

USMC Director of Intelligence Proposed Topics
In an effort to align the Marine Corps intelligence Enterprise investment in the Special Education Program and Professional Military Education Programs with the real problem-solving needs of our Service, the Director of Intelligence, solicits thesis topics from operating force and supporting establishment. Access to full list of topics may require Intelink account and page permissions.

Library of the Marine Corps/Gray Research Center

The Marine Corps Research Library produces a broad range of research guides which can be used to identify and pursue research topics of interest to the Marine Corps and broader national security community.

Suggest Topics for Further Research

For information on how to submit a topic for inclusion in future topic lists, please contact MCU’s Director of Research or use the online form.

 

Research Resources


Leadership Communication Skills Center​​

The Leadership Communication Skills Center is an educational support resource for the MCU community—students, faculty, and staff.

Library of the Marine Corps/Gray Research Center

The Marine Corps Research Library produces a broad range of research guides which can be used to identify and pursue research topics of interest to the Marine Corps and broader national security community.

Designing Data-Gathering and Analysis Approaches

For students with specialized research design needs, such as survey or interview protocols or use of qualitative and statistical analysis tools, MCU will attempt to link them to internal and external Marine Corps scholars/scientists who can assist them on an individual basis. This support is provided through a network of volunteer scholars/scientists in MCU and not all types of expertise may be available at a particular point in time. For more information, contact MCU_ResearchResources@usmcu.edu.

Not sure who to ask? Contact MCU_ResearchResources@usmcu.edu.

 

Find Completed Student Papers

Gray Research Center

Research papers produced by MCU's students are maintained by the Marine Corps Research Library Reference Branch and the Archives Branch of the Marine Corps History Division. Additional information is available on the MCU Student Papers site.

The Breckinridge Papers

Marine Corps University recognizes outstanding PME student papers and advances their ideas into academic and defense community debate.  The Breckinridge Papers: Selected Studies from the Marine Corps University showcases Marine Corps War College, School of Advanced Warfighting, Command and Staff College, and School of Expeditionary Warfare student writing.