Keep the U.S. Economy and Businesses Safe
Now more than ever, protecting the nation's security is inextricably tied to "the health of the U.S. economy and the competitiveness of U.S. industry."1
With UMass Lowell's Master's Degree in Security Studies: Industrial and Economic Security Concentration, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of past and current security threats that have impacted the U.S. economy and the financial well-being of privately held companies. By learning about the scientific and technological approaches that are used to combat these types of threats, you will build competency in devising and implementing techniques and policies aimed at identifying vulnerabilities, addressing incidents and deterring attacks.
1Bureau of Industry and Security. (n.d.). Mission Statement. Retrieved from
The program's robust curriculum examines a variety of relevant topics, including global trafficking, economic crime, energy security, computer network and facility security, and the defense industry. Established policies and legal frameworks for dealing with these issues are also surveyed.
Learn from a Leader in Terrorism and Security Studies Research
The Center for Terrorism and Security Studies (CTSS) was established at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2013 to bring together faculty from several colleges at UMass Lowell (and from other institutions and organizations in the Commonwealth) to work on a variety of collaborative research projects addressing the evolution, convergence and complexity of such domestic and foreign security challenges as terrorism, cybersecurity, transnational crime and weapons of mass destruction.
CTSS faculty, staff and fellows — who are internationally recognized experts in their respective fields — represent such diverse disciplines as psychology, criminology, political science, education, philosophy and computer science.