Master of Science in Security Studies / Critical Infrastructure Protection
University of Massachusetts-Lowell

Program Details

Highways, water treatment facilities, power substations and airports are all part of the nation’s critical infrastructure that is susceptible to terror threats.  Learn how to secure these aspects and respond to a breach of security within them, with an online MS in Security Studies from UMass-Lowell.  You will learn policies, strategies and defenses to keep the nation’s vital resources protected in this advanced degree.  A research paper in security studies is the capstone project of this online MA which includes required coursework such as:

  • Intelligence analysis policy and procedure
  • Contemporary security studies
  • Transportation systems safety and security

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