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Critical Infrastructure Protection, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1053 (BCR) Lowell, MA, United States
Students pursuing this Critical Infrastructure Protection area of concentration will develop competency and knowledge to manage the increasingly complex security challenges at regional and international airports, commuter and commercial railways, maritime ports, and roadways of the Commonwealth and the broader region. 

Overview

Emphasis is placed on integrating a “big picture” policy perspective with an understanding of sensor technologies, transportation security, systems engineering, human behavior, and intelligence analysis.

Learning outcomes

Critical Infrastructure Protection at University of Massachusetts Lowell is an interdisciplinary graduate program offered by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and coordinated by faculty in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies. Student can earn a 30-credit Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in one of the following concentrations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Security Studies
  • Intelligence Analysis: Policy and Practice
  • Scientific and Technological Dimensions of National Security
  • Research Design
  • Security Studies Capstone Research Paper

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Completed Online Application form with signature.
  • Felony Disclosure Form
  • Certified copies of university academic transcripts and final degree certificate.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (IELTS or TOEFL score ONLY).
  • Three signed letters of reference – academic or professional.
  • CV/resume.
  • Statement of purpose (student’s full name clearly stated on each page).
  • Original Bank Statement/Financial Documents (no older than 6 months), if the bank statements are not in student’s name, please provide a letter of support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lowell

  • 1130 - 2350 USD/month
    Living Costs

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