Master of Science In National Security

The Master of Science in national security, the first program of its kind when established in 2001, is taught by faculty distinguished both by their academic credentials and by their professional experience within the national security intelligence community. It provides an extensive background in homeland and international security issues and more.

Experienced practitioners

Students benefit by learning from experienced practitioners in the field who possess experience in the FBI, CIA, United Nations, Connecticut State Police, private investigation labs, security agencies, and more. Whether you are currently working in the security field or wish to embark on your first career, the program will prepare you with the necessary skills to succeed in the intelligence community. Students in the program are required to complete an internship, research, or thesis experience prior to graduation. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, national security, public safety, emergency management, and homeland security. A concentration in Information Protection and Security in the program allows students to pursue specific study in cybersecurity and the protection of information systems within the intelligence community.

Hands-on Experience

Students in the program have unique hands-on learning opportunities in classroom facilities like the computer crime laboratory and in specialized fieldwork in an optional internship with organizations like the State of Connecticut, federal and state agencies, or private firms like Sikorsky Aircraft, located a short distance from campus.

This program is offered both on-campus and online.

Questions About Online Programs?

Contact Shontel Ross,
Assistant Director of Online and Micro-Credential Recruitment

(475) 331-1673

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Political Scientists

5% Growth 2021-2030


Information Security Analysts

24% Growth 2021-2030


Management Analysts

10% Growth 2021-2030

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From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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