M.S. in National Security Studies

M.S. in National Security Studies

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NJCU's Department of Professional Security Studies offers a Master of Science in National Security Studies.


The Master of Science in National Security Studies program includes core requirements, specialization and a culminating experience. For students who choose the thesis or specialized field project options, six additional elective credits (two courses) must be taken. For students that chose the comprehensive exam, twelve additional elective credits (four courses) must be taken. Students earning a Master of Science in National Security Studies are prepared to take leadership roles in diverse areas of security. Master degree holders can also pursue terminal degrees in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy and other fields.

Specialization areas: 

  • National Security: Develop the ability to analyze the global complexities and implications of National Security policy, procedures, and operations. 
  • Corporate Security: Develop ability to analyze and synthesize organizational continuity, emergency response and risk management policy and procedures. 
  • Information Assurance/Cyber Security: Develop the ability to analyze and apply principles of information assurance/cyber security. 

Students who complete the Information Assurance/Cyber Security concentration and SECU 610 (included in the core coursework) will be certified as Information Systems Security Officers, Standard 4014 (Entry level) under the authority of the National Security Agency.

Graduate courses are held at two off campus locations. Students may take graduate courses at NJCU at Brookdale or at Middlesex County College.


Admission Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher educataion
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Meet all minimum requirements of the Graduate Studies Office. These requirements include: completed application; transcripts; two recommendation letters; essay; resume; and GMAT test results. An interview may be requested.

Additional requirements for international students include: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test result, and Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or World Education Services (WES) evaluation of international transcripts. To apply for graduate study click HERE.

CONTACT US

Professional Studies Building, P-449
Phone: (201) 200-2275
Fax: (201) 200-2279
Email: securitystudies@njcu.edu

Graig Klein, PhD, Grad Program Coordinator
(201) 200-2275 (gklein@njcu.edu)  

Ashley N. Manz, MPA, Program Coordinator
(201) 200-3179 (amanz@njcu.edu)


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