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Intelligence and Security Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
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.

About

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. 

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

 You must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited college or university.
  • Have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward the bachelor’s degree or have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in previous graduate level coursework earned toward the graduate degree. 
  • Colleges may require letters of recommendation and essays in certain circumstances.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    565 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 565 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    565 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 565 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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