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Master of Arts in Security Studies / Homeland Defense

Program Details

UMass Lowell's Master of Arts Degree in Security Studies: Homeland Defense Concentration provides competencies and knowledge relating to homeland security strategy and policy development, critical infrastructure protection, regional and national security intelligence, land and maritime border protection, and the use of new technologies in homeland security.

Program Highlights:
  • World-Renowned Faculty in Terrorism Studies, Criminology, Science, Engineering and Information Technology
  • UMass Lowell’s online programs have won numerous national awards for excellence.
  • Research Opportunities with UMass Lowell's Center for Terrorism and Security Studies


Three letters of recommendation. An undergraduate degree in computer science or relevant professional experience is required for many of the technical courses in this graduate degree program.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is not presently accepting applications or registrations for online courses, degrees or certificate programs from residents of Arkansas, Kansas or Minnesota. Due to recent legislative changes the University of Massachusetts Lowell is not seeking state authorization to offer online programs in those states. State and federal laws require colleges and universities to receive state authorization to offer online programs in states other than their own.