12 months
1020 USD/credit 36720 USD/year
1020 USD/credit 36720 USD/year
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The Master of Science in National Security at University of New Haven, the first program of its kind when established in 2001, is taught by faculty distinguished both by their academic credentials and by their professional experience within the national security intelligence community. It provides an extensive background in homeland and international security issues and more.


Students benefit by learning from experienced practitioners in the field who possess experience in the FBI, CIA, United Nations, Connecticut State Police, private investigation labs, security agencies, and more. Whether you are currently working in the security field or wish to embark on your first career, the program will prepare you with the necessary skills to succeed in the intelligence community. 

Students in the National Security program at University of New Haven are required to complete an internship, research, or thesis experience prior to graduation. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, national security, public safety, emergency management, and homeland security. A concentration in Information Protection and Security in the program allows students to pursue specific study in cybersecurity and the protection of information systems within the intelligence community.

Hands-on Experience

Students in the program have unique hands-on learning opportunities in classroom facilities like the computer crime laboratory and in specialized fieldwork in an optional internship with organizations like the State of Connecticut, federal and state agencies, or private firms like Sikorsky Aircraft, located a short distance from campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • National Security Programs: Architecture and Mission
  • Securing National Security Information Systems
  • Research Methods and Intelligence Analysis
  • Bioterrorism and Biodefense

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and mailed directly to the admissions office. If official documents are unavailable, unofficial documents can be uploaded through the online application system for initial review only. However, all official documents must be received before the start of classes for the admitted semester.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1020 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1020 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New Haven

1380 - 2110 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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