The Graduate Program in Security Studies at the University of Massachusetts 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
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, depending on the area of concentration they choose:
Master of Arts in Security Studies
Master of Science in Security Studies
Please see the Programs of Study page for courses and more information.
These degree programs can be completed on campus or entirely online through the Division of Online and Continuing Education.
A Bachelor's-to-Master's degree option is available for qualified undergraduates currently enrolled at UMass Lowell.
The university also offers a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Security Studies. Courses taken toward the completion of the Graduate Certificate, in which a student earns a B+ or better, can be applied later toward the master's degree program.
Finally, please note that students living in New England may be eligible for reduced tuition in the New England Regional Program and residents of Southern New Hampshire maybe be eligible for the Proximity Regional Program.
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Tawakkol Karman, the first Arab woman, the first person from Yemen and the second Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, was on campus to deliver the keynote address at the university’s 23rd annual Day Without Violence. She is UML’s 2018 Greeley Scholar for Peace Studies.
Lowell SunNicola Benyahia travels around the world, speaking about her experience as part of the Families for Life organization she helped found to raise awareness about extremism on the internet. She was the keynote speaker at a UMass Lowell conference Friday about online recruitment by extremist groups.
Assoc. Prof. Sukesh Aghara, director of UMass Lowell’s Nuclear Engineering Program, shares his perspective on what we can expect to see in the geopolitical landscape in the coming year.
Four social science professors, led by Asst. Prof. Neil Shortland, have won a $794,000 Department of Defense grant to study the interaction between personality and messaging in online terrorist recruitment and counterterrorism efforts.