The Centre For Graduate Studies was originally established in May 2008 using the name Centre For Research and Graduate Management (PPPS). PPPS was responsible to manage all research activities conducted by the academic staff of the university and at the same time it also managed the application of Masters and PhD candidates. However, following the restructuring of the PPPS office in June 2010, the Centre For Graduate Studies (PPS) and Centre for Research and Innovation (PPPI) were formed to distinguish two different areas of work, the former focuses on managing graduate students and the later focuses on research activities of the university.
To offer excellence postgraduate programmes especially in defence and security in line with the mission of National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM).
As a leading graduate studies centre that serves the need of the future leaders who stand out not only physically but also intellectually in theory and practice in the areas of defence and security.