Master of Arts in Security Studies / Homeland Defense
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

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


  • Bachelor degree
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE or GMAT 
  • Resume
  • TOEFL, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education