UMass Lowell’s masters’ programs in security studies tackle the challenge of real-world threats by bringing expertise from all relevant academic programs.

Graduate programs in Security Studies

M.A. in Security Studies with concentrations in:

  • Homeland Defense (online)
  • Industrial and Economic Security (online)
  • International Security (online)

M.S. in Security Studies with concentrations in:

Graduate Certificate in Security Studies
Students who earn the 12-credit certificate may transfer into the Master's degree program, transferring in any courses completed with a B+ or better. Available on campus and online.

Related doctoral degrees, including Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Global Studies Ph.D. program.

Why study security studies at UMass Lowell?

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Expert Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of top academics in the area of security studies, those with security clearances within the U.S. military and those who have worked in law enforcement and justice agencies such as Homeland Security, ATF, Department of Defense, intelligence agencies and local and state police forces.

Matthew Chigas at his internship with the Nashua (N.H.) Office of Emergency Management, training other city offices and community organizations in security and emergency response.

Internships & Research

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