The Master of Science in Security Studies program offers three concentrations, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- CBRNE Security (on campus) — Develop a solid understanding of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) security. Courses will exam the technical details of weapons and sensor technologies, nonproliferation regimes, the threat of states or terrorists acquiring and using weapons of mass destruction, and the local, state, federal and global efforts to confront this kind of threat.
- Critical Infrastructure Protection (online) — Build the capabilities you need to analyze and address infrastructure threats and incidents. Designed for security and law enforcement professionals who need to manage complex regional and national security challenges related to vital operational systems, the curriculum emphasizes integrating a big-picture policy perspective with knowledge of related areas, including sensor technologies, transportation security, systems engineering, human behavior and intelligence analysis.
- Cybersecurity (online) — Develop the ability to address the technology, security and human weaknesses that leave organizations vulnerable to data breaches and cyberattacks. Through a combination of Criminal Justice and Information Technology courses, you will learn contemporary issues in security management, intelligence policy, national security and cybercrime trends. Simultaneously, you will explore computer and network security topics such as virtual systems management, secure mobile networks, cloud computing and digital forensics.