Intelligence and Security Studies

Bellevue University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
595 USD/credit
595 USD/credit
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America’s national security needs highly skilled, well-prepared security and intelligence professionals. If you are passionate about defending our nation, and you want to pursue an executive or high-level career in intelligence and national security, the Intelligence and Security Studies program from Bellevue University is designed for you.


Bellevue University is a trusted leader in intelligence and security education, who partners with federal government and private-sector security organizations.

The degree is designed to develop your academic research skills and transnational knowledge of global issues and regions of the world. This specialized knowledge is necessary to solve the security dilemmas of the 21st Century.

Coursework will challenge you to develop knowledge of major geopolitical and military issues, threats, actors, principles, techniques, and policy. You’ll take a deep dive into transnational threats, global intelligence systems, and national security strategy related to regions and countries, including China, India, and Russia.

Throughout the program, you will work with classmates and expert faculty to build your electronic professional portfolio, showcasing your global security and intelligence knowledge and research skills.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of the Intelligence and Security Studies program from Bellevue University, graduates will have gained a deep knowledge of the meaning of intelligence, of the history of intelligence, and of the role of intelligence in security policy planning. You will be able to:

  • Apply intelligence analysis methodologies, theories, and techniques of national security to current threats in the global security sector.
  • Evaluate security policies to make informed, research-based recommendations in geopolitical and military issues contexts.
  • Distinguish and assess strategic problems within specific cultural, political, social, economic, and environmental contexts.
  • Create threat assessments, with open source data collection and analysis, on major geopolitical and military issues, threats, actors, and principles.
  • Create original intelligence assessments utilizing the intelligence cycle process.
  • Develop new original research for security and intelligence scholarship.

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 
  • Transnational Crime and Corruption: The Dark Side of Globalization 
  • Analyzing Anti-Americanism
  • Strategic Deterrence: Past, Present, and Future 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

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

  • Completed Application Form
  • $100 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials: Must be completed by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member which includes, but is not limited to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and World Education Services (WES). Students who wish to transfer credit to Bellevue University will need to order a course-by-course evaluation.
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States. The financial documents must meet the following criteria:
  • Affidavit of Support Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 USD per credit and a duration of 12 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.

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