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Security Studies

Bachelor's to Master's Option

Undergraduate majors in related fields at UMass Lowell may enroll in a Bachelor's-to-Master’s program that allows eligible students to complete both degrees in five years. Application for this program typically occurs in the junior year, and applicants must meet all eligibility requirements including a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Additional information is available from the graduate coordinator. 
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These graduate programs are affiliated with the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at UMass Lowell, which offers students opportunities to engage in research projects and technology development initiatives with real world security relevance.

CTSS Internship Program

UMass Lowell’s Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS) conducts scholarly research on all aspects of terrorism, political violence and issues of domestic and international security. The Center’s work is multidisciplinary, drawing on many perspectives, research methodologies, and analytic frameworks in order to better understand the causes and consequences of new and emerging security challenges. CTSS is seeking highly motivated students to work on one of two research projects aimed at understanding the activities engaged in by members of terrorist groups. Students may identify specific interests in their applications, but this will not ensure final placement as project needs are subject to change. For more information, please see visit the Internship & Employment page of the CTSS.