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Intelligence and Global Security, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Online
While the field is mostly contained within political science and public policy programs, it is increasingly common to take an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates knowledge from the fields of history, geography, military sciences, and criminology.

About

PPU is the only institution in the Pittsburgh region to offer a Master of Arts degree in intelligence and global security, designed for individuals seeking employment or promotion within the U.S. intelligence community or non-government intelligence and global security entities.

The master's program is unique because it concentrates on the collection — and implementation — of intelligence data to solve problems, provide protection and create policies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Intelligence Operations
  • Threat Analysis
  • International Terrorism
  • Cyber Crime Analyses

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if applicable 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from current, or former, employers or professors
  • Personal Statement of Future Goals (two page maximum)
  • Current Resume/Vitae

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

    595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    595 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 595 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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