Diverse topics of study
The National Security program provides students with an understanding of the fundamental principles and framework within homeland security, national security, international security, computer fraud, government policy, and terrorism.
Convenience and choice for the working professional
We cater to working professionals with a convenient schedule: we operate on a 13-week trimester schedule, with an 8-week summer session.
Students can choose from two 36-credit Master of Science programs: M.S. in National Security, as well as M.S. in National Security with a concentration in Information Protection.
For students who do not wish to pursue a full master's degree, we offer three 12-credit certificates: National Security, National Security Information Protection, and National Security Administration.
- First master’s program of its kind in the U.S.
- Convenient weekend classes and rolling admissions.
- Substantial tuition benefits for veterans, active duty military and Sandia Laboratory employees.
- Learn from practicing faculty with extensive experience.
- The New Mexico campus is unique in that it is located on Kirtland Air Force Base with close proximity to Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. New Mexico itself is the birthplace of the atomic bomb and a leader in the U.S. nuclear program.
Concentration in Information Protection
The concentration in Information Protection provides students with a unique approach to issues of cyber terrorism, cyber intelligence, cyber security, and information systems protection and management.
Information protection is a proactive field that teaches students methods and techniques of protecting information systems. Students in the Information Protection and Security concentration learn about network security, data protection, telecommunication, information systems threats/attacks/defenses, cyber-warfare, and cyber risk management.
With the ever-increasing numbers of online threats and internet connectivity, it is important for our students to acquire and practice these skills within information protection. In this curriculum, students are given hands-on experience with well known programs and systems in the field such as Forensic Toolkit (FTK), EnCase, WireShark, TCPDump, and various computer operating systems.