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Make the World a Safer Place
Gain the knowledge and capabilities you need to tackle the most challenging transnational security issues facing our world today with UMass Lowell's Master of Arts in Security Studies: International Security Concentration. This 10-course graduate-level program of study, which can be completed entirely online, will enable you to develop a comprehensive understanding of worldwide organized criminal and terrorist networks, along with the various policies, strategies and mechanisms that are used to combat these threats.
By studying theoretical concepts and the historical and contemporary context of various aspects of terrorism, counterterrorism, and other topics related to national and international security, you will build knowledge of a broad range of diplomatic and defense tactics that can be used to resolve global conflicts.
Earning an M.A. in Security Studies with a concentration in International Security can lead to a variety of career paths in a number of security-related fields, including government and intelligence agencies, the military, foreign policy, law enforcement and international development. The program can also help to advance the careers of those who work for public, private and/or nonprofit organizations that are focused on international affairs.