UMass Lowell's Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies: Industrial and Economic Security Concentration provides an opportunity for in-depth study of security threats against our nation's economy and private enterprise, along with a better understanding of the scientific and technological initiatives underway to combat these threats. Courses will examine global trafficking, economic crime, and the policies and legal frameworks for dealing with these issues. Additionally, students will explore topics related to energy security, computer network and facility security, and the defense industry.

This 10-course master's degree is available entirely online, providing a convenient format for busy professionals.

Courses are available throughout the year, during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. You can take one course per semester or more, depending on your own personal time constraints.

Program Highlights:

  • Ranked #2 Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • World-renowned faculty in Terrorism Studies, Criminology, Science, Engineering and Information Technology
  • UMass Lowell’s online programs have won numerous national awards for excellence
  • No GRE required
  • Research opportunities with UMass Lowell's Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

Learn More About This Program:

For more information, visit UMass Lowell's Master of Arts in Security Studies: Industrial and Economic Security Concentration webpage.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $585
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Graduate Degree Application Fee      $50
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Total for Course** $1,785 ($585 x 3 credits = $1,755 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Applications to the Master of Arts in Security Studies program are accepted and processed year-round. To be considered for admission to this program, applicants must have earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a final cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. A wide variety of undergraduate degree programs qualify as an appropriate foundation for this master of arts degree, particularly those in the behavioral and social sciences such as political science, sociology, criminal justice, psychology, history, international relations and many others.

For more information on UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, please visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Solution Center at 978-934-2000 or TSC@uml.edu to determine eligibility.