National Security Intelligence Analysis (M.S.)

Are you interested in using data to provide timely and objective assessment to decision-makers? Does your curiosity drive you to analyze national security threats and understand their underlying causes – or their solutions? Have you wondered about what approach is best to analyze a challenging security issue? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the University of New Hampshire's National Security Intelligence Analysis MS program may be right for you. Government, private-sector, and not-for-profit employers require employees who have subject-matter knowledge, critical thinking, qualitative, and quantitative (data science) skills that they can apply to domestic and international security problems.

The UNH Master of Science degree in National Security Intelligence Analysis provides the skills necessary to succeed in the government, corporate environment, or not-for-profit sector. The UNH Master of Science degree in National Security Intelligence Analysis (NSIA) is a fully online, 30-credit program designed to be completed in one calendar year or longer if part time. NSIA classes will provide you with relevant content and context to become an analyst. Our first academic goal for students is a deep conceptual understanding of the intelligence process, current national security issues, strategies, and policies of the United States and foreign countries. We broadly employ case studies and experiential learning in the curriculum. Our second and third academic goals are critical thinking and methodological training. We give you the tools to analyze threats and understand their underlying issues from the qualitative and quantitative perspectives.

The Master of Science degree in National Security Intelligence Analysis is offered online with two entry points each academic year. Students may choose to enter in August or January each year. Students must complete 30 credits, comprising 10 classes. Full-time students are able to complete the degree in 12 months by taking 2 classes in each of the 5 terms per calendar year. Part-time students may complete the program in 24 months, taking a minimum of one class per term. For diligent undergraduate students, this program is also available as an Accelerated Master's program.

Students must complete ten courses to graduate. All courses are offered online.

Required Courses
NSIA 810National Security Policy and the Intelligence Community3
NSIA 820Intelligence Analysis3
NSIA 830National Security Research Design and Methods3
NSIA 840National Security Qualitative Research Design and Analysis3
NSIA 850Intelligence Analysis Case Studies3
NSIA 860Survey Design and Analysis3
NSIA 870National Security Quantitative Research Design and Analysis I3
NSIA 880Analytical Writing and Briefing Seminar3
NSIA 890National Security Quantitative Research Design and Analysis II3
NSIA 898Master's Capstone3
Total Credits30

Student Learning Outcomes are under development.