The Graduate Program in Security Studies within the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers an enriching educational experiences for working professionals as well as recent undergraduate degree recipients from a wide array of disciplines. The program is affiliated with the Center for 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.
Students can earn a 30-credit Master of Arts or a Master of Sciences degree, depending on the area of concentration they choose: cybersecurity, homeland defense, industrial and economic security, critical infrastructure protection, CBRNE security, or international security.
The university also offers a 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Security Studies.
Students can fulfill the Master's degree or certificate requirements by taking classes on-campus or online. Students living in the New England region may be eligible for reduced tuition in the Proximity Regional Program. Also, a 5-year Bachelors-to-Masters degree option is available for qualified undergraduates.
Graduates of the Certificate and Master’s degree programs can pursue a broad range of careers in the private and public sector, from defense contractors, research firms and advanced technology companies to local, state and federal government agencies. Graduates of the Master's degree programs may also be interested in applying for doctoral degree programs, including the Global Studies Ph.D. program
at UMass Lowell, which includes a concentration in Security and Human Rights
, as well as for the Ph.D. in Criminal Justice
, in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell.
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