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Master of Science in Intelligence & Security Studies

Our globally connected world brings unprecedented opportunities—and unprecedented threats. Governments and businesses alike need professionals equipped to monitor, understand, and thwart risks whenever (and wherever) they arise.

Next start date: July 3, 2023

LVC’s Master of Science in Intelligence & Security Studies puts you at the forefront of national security policy and intelligence analysis. Choose from six start dates per year. Earn your degree with 30 credits.

Learn More About the Program

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.

2022–23 cost per credit hour
1 year
minimum time to completion
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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)

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