Security Studies

The Department of Security Studies spans the fields of homeland and global security, intelligence, cybersecurity and emergency management. Our students aim to build safe communities and resilient institutions and corporations near and far. Our programs are designed to cultivate analytical skills and practical experience through internships, capstones, and hands-on activities in and out of the classroom. Coursework is cross-disciplinary, and students are encouraged to synthesize insights from a wide range of fields to prepare them to tackle the most vexing security challenges at home and abroad, from climate change to terrorism, pandemics to cybersecurity, and more. Our students are problem-solvers and effective communicators who pursue careers in a wide variety of professions such as intelligence analysis, corporate security, emergency management, law, homeland security, global security, international development, law enforcement, and many other opportunities in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. 

Programs include a BS in homeland security and three online, professional graduate degrees: MS in cybersecurity policy and risk management, MS in global conflict and human security, and MS in national security intelligence analysis. The Department also offers minors across a range of thematic areas in security studies.