UMass Lowell's Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration provides competencies and knowledge related to homeland security strategy and policy development, critical infrastructure protection, regional and national security intelligence, land and maritime border protection, and the use of new technologies in homeland security.
Available entirely online, this 10-course master's degree program places emphasis on integrating a "big picture" policy perspective with an understanding of human behavior, systems and intelligence analysis.
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.
- World-Renowned Faculty in Terrorism Studies, Criminology, Science, Engineering and Information Technology
- UMass Lowell’s online programs have won numerous national awards for excellence
- Research opportunities with UMass Lowell's Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
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|Type of Fee||Amount|
|Fee Per Credit||$575|
|Registration Fee Per Semester||$30|
|Graduate Degree Application Fee||$50|
|Returned Check Fee Per Semester*||$30|
|Total for Course**||$1,755 ($575 x 3 credits = $1,725 + $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.
For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website.
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 about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit uml.edu/grad.
Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.