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This online-only program gives you the flexibility to complete a degree in as fast as one year, if you’re enrolled full-time. We welcome working professionals; our self-paced program features accelerated seven-week terms, so you can concentrate on your studies when your schedule permits.

2023–24 cost per credit hour
1 year
minimum time to completion
Dr. Chris Dolan teaches a homeland security class

Bringing the World to You

Expert Insight

You’ll take classes in topics such as terrorism, counterintelligence, artificial intelligence, disruptive and emerging technologies, and more—all taught by experts with real-world experience. Benefit from one-on-one advising and mentorship from our program director, Dr. Chris Dolan, a two-time Fulbright Scholar whom the media seeks out for insights.

Prepare for What’s Next

You’ll synthesize what you learn by completing either a traditional thesis or final project before you graduate. Once you do, we’ll be by your side: In addition to our faculty, our career services team in the Breen Center for Career and Professional Development is ready to help you take the next step in your career, wherever it takes you.

median salary for information security analysts
8th highest
occupational growth field, information security analysts (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
projected employment growth 2021–31 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

In Their Words

My Intelligence & Security Studies classes touched on every aspect of intelligence and security, from the military, environment, business, and more, making the program well-rounded. The scope allows graduates to branch into whatever area they are interested in pursuing.
Lee Amarose ’19, M’23, Law Enforcement Analyst, Harford County (Md.) Sheriff’s Office, Southern Precinct
My LVC MSISS degree will open doors and benefit me in multiple ways. This program offers a comprehensive approach to security and intelligence topics in classes, providing knowledge that can benefit me in my current job and any future jobs in the intelligence community.
Sara Hopper ’24, Intelligence Analyst, Foresight Security Consulting, Oregon
I enjoy the immense challenge of taking little bits of investigative information and finding that needle in the haystack to bring successful resolutions to criminal investigators in the field. All in all, I believe that a degree of this caliber may help open doors to other opportunities in the intelligence community.
Terri Lyn Ludwig M’24

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