Intelligence and Security Studies

Bellevue University

M.Sc. Online
24 months
585 USD/credit
585 USD/credit
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With the rapidly evolving national and international security concerns, demand is increasing for highly-skilled, well-prepared homeland security and intelligence professionals. The Intelligence and Security Studies program is offered by Bellevue University.


The Intelligence and Security Studies program at Bellevue University develops your expertise in the analysis of:

  • Global politics and national security
  • Economics
  • Social change
  • Military and international developments
  • Transnational threats
  • Cybersecurity
  • Comparative intelligence cultures

This degree is for advanced students who wish to pursue executive and other high-level positions within security and intelligence, whether governmental or private sector, and for those who plan to pursue a Ph.D. The graduate studies in intelligence and security are specifically structured to help you develop essential analytical processes and research skills.

Program Outcomes

This intelligence degree applies intensively rigorous academic methods to professional scenarios. You will be challenged to develop an article for possible submission to scholarly journals in every class. At the end of your academic coursework, you will possess an extensive and impressive scholarship portfolio as well as refined presentation skills. 

Before you graduate, faculty will guide you in applying for Intelligence Community internship programs or private intelligence-related internships. Upon graduation with the Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies, you will be prepared to:

  • Recognize how US national security impacts and is influenced by transnational issues and threats.
  • Identify major transnational dangers impacting the global community and how they affect international security.
  • Evaluate how various intelligence communities around the globe operate in comparison to the American intelligence community.
  • Recognize the complexities and challenges facing issues that impact global interaction/cooperation, including peacekeeping, military intervention, diplomacy, the environment, political economy, and cultural dissension.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • National Security, Transnational Interests
  • Comparative Intelligence Cultures 
  • Post-Conflict Politics: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding 
  • Green Security: Eco-conflict and its Challenges
  • Political Islam and Terrorism: Understanding Martyrs and Messiahs

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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