The Accelerated Alumni Admission process is simple and free of charge to current LVC seniors and alumni.
Earn a highly marketable master's in intelligence and security studies.
Our Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies (MSISS) Program enables you to complete your degree requirements in as soon as one year (full-time) or part-time—on your schedule. The program is flexible, and you can take classes entirely online from anywhere in the world. Our distinguished faculty and experts will prepare you for career success in a rapidly growing field.
The Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies (MSISS) Program prepares students and professionals to contend with next-generation threats and challenges and build resilience in our globally competitive world. The overall goal of the MSISS program is to equip students for careers in strategic national security policy and intelligence analysis and to accelerate advancement in the military, defense industry, intelligence community, diplomacy, and the business community.
- Disruptive and Emerging Technologies
- Resilience Measures/Critical Infrastructure
- Intelligence Collection and Analysis
- Artificial Intelligence
- Disinformation and Fake News
- Hybrid and Asymmetric Threats
- Climate Change and Biodefense
- Flexibility—The MSISS program is asynchronous (self-paced) so you can take classes on YOUR schedule. Students can complete their degree requirements (30 credits) in as soon as a year, or step in and out as needed.
- Study from Anywhere—Students have the flexibility to take courses online.
- Faculty Expertise—Courses will be taught by seasoned professionals and experts with knowledge in various career-enhancing areas, including a two-time Fulbright Scholar. The program director provides individual advising and mentorship for each student.
- Career Outlook—The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 31% Job Outlook for information security analysts (much faster than average) between 2019 and 2029. And they note a median salary of $103,590 for 2020.
- Individualized Educational Experience—Students choose between completing a traditional thesis project or engaging in a final project based on their passion. These immersive experiences enable you to apply your learning in a real-world context.
- Ongoing Career Support—Students will be supported by our career services team in the Breen Center for Graduate Success from day one and throughout their careers.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 31% Job Outlook for information security analysts (much faster than average) between 2019 and 2029. And they note a median salary of $103,590 for 2020. Graduates will be prepared for careers in strategic national security policy and intelligence analysis, and career advancement in the military, defense industry, intelligence community, diplomacy, and business community.
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