Master of Arts in Security Studies / International Security
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Program Details

An online MA in Security Studies in International Security from UMass-Lowell focuses on maintaining the welfare and security of the nation without isolation from other countries by presenting an intercontinental threat perspective. This concentration examines such global threats as subversive terror networks, open terrorism and organized crimes.  Strategies and methods to eliminate or dampen these threats is also studied within the curriculum.  With a 100% online format, this UMass-Lowell MA can be earned by working adults, around professional and personal obligations.  A graduate research paper in security studies is the capstone project of this advanced degree, where coursework is likely to touch on:

  • Global trafficking and criminal networks
  • Threat assessment and risk management
  • Comparative terrorism and counterterrorism

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Massachusetts-Lowell is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV