The master of science in security studies offers four areas of emphasis: environmental health and occupational safety, homeland security policy, international security, and science and technology security. The MS in security studies requires 36 s.h. of graduate work, composed of a required core of seven courses and a four-course area of emphasis in one of the above-listed areas.
All students applying for the degree are expected to apply through the Graduate School’s online process, take the GRE, submit three letters of reference, and submit a statement of purpose.
Students may transfer up to 7 s.h. from a regionally accredited institution with the approval of the director of the program and the dean of the Graduate School. Requests for transfer credit should be made at the time of admission.
The required core courses will be offered in a distance education format to enable security professionals to engage in the program without being on campus. The international security and homeland security policy areas of emphasis can be completed via distance education. If a course in the area of emphasis is offered face-to-face, students may opt to take it on campus. Otherwise, they will have to either select another course or wait for that class to be offered again in a distance education format.