The Graduate Program in Security Studies at UMass Lowell offers an enriching, interdisciplinary education for students pursuing a broad range of careers in the private and public sector including local, state and federal government agencies, defense contractors, research firms and advanced technology companies.

About the Graduate Program in Security Studies

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Programs of Study

Students are admitted into this program from a wide array of undergraduate and professional backgrounds. Students can earn a 30-credit Master of Arts or a Master of Sciences degree on-campus or entirely online. Learn more

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Areas of Concentration

For students pursuing a career in policy and research, the MA degree concentrations would be most applicable, while the MS degree concentrations are intended for students pursuing a career as a practitioner in a particular kind of security-related field. Learn more

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Best Online Master's in Security

UMass Lowell’s online master’s in security studies is ranked the fifth best in the country by