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Degree Pathway, Master of Arts in Security Studies, International Security, Fall 2023 and Prior

Sample Degree Pathway for Master of Arts, Security Studies, Fall 2023 and Prior

All programs are 30 credits consisting of 5 core courses (15 credits) and 5 electives (15 credits).
Core Courses
Course #Course NameCr.
CRIM.5750Contemporary Security Studies3
CRIM.5780Intelligence Analysis: Policy and Practice3
CRIM.6680Scientific and Technical Dimensions of National Security3
CRIM.5910Research Design3
CRIM.6990Security Studies Capstone Research Paper

Electives for International Security (choose 5)
Course #Course NameCr.
CRIM.5720Comparative Terrorism and Counterterrorism3
CRIM.6650Global Trafficking and Criminal Networks3
CRIM.5900Descriptive and Inferential Statistics3
CRIM.6580Issues in Computer Crime and Cybersecurity3
CRIM.6620Global Issues and Human Rights and Justice
CRIM.6640Weapons of Mass Destruction3
CRIM.6660Terrorism Networks3
CRIM.6690Counterterrorism Policies and Strategies3
CRIM.6670Advanced Security Studies3
CRIM.5730Threat Assessment and Risk Management 3
POLI.5150Politics and Economics of Public Policy

Other graduate-level electives taken at UMass Lowell or at other campuses of the University of Massachusetts may also count toward the 5 electives, based on approval of the Program Director and Graduate Faculty Group.

Total credits: 30

Last updated 12/26/18