About the Online M.S. in National Security Studies

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About the Online M.S. in National Security Studies

About the Online M.S. in National Security Studies

Want to advance your career in national security or cybersecurity?

Then the new fully online M.S. in National Security Studies degree is for you!

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Become a member of an online learning cohort of security professionals taking innovative courses with applied lessons and casework that develop expertise in security leadership, protecting cyberspace, policy design and execution, decapitating advanced threats, and defending innocent victims. Courses are taught by faculty with prominent experience in the field including an ambassador, military veterans and reservists, retired and active federal agents, law enforcement professionals, and private sector executives.

Design your degree path to specialize in:

  • National Security
  • Corporate Security
  • Cybersecurity/Information Assurance

Dual specialization is easily accomplished. Students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty on dynamic research that is influencing threat detection capabilities, policymaking, and whole-of-nation resilience.

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Finish the Program in as Little as Two Years

Full Time
Following the cohort model, if you enroll full-time, you can advance through the degree program in two years.

Part Time
Part-time study is also an option. We adjust the cohort model to accommodate students’ busy schedules. We offer rolling admissions so you can start the program whenever it makes the most sense for you—whether that is Fall, Spring, or Summer.

Affordable Tuition 
NJCU offers one of the most affordable tuition rates in the state of New Jersey. Full details on cost can be found on the NJCU Graduate & Doctorate Tuition page. 

One of the Few Programs with Multiple Federal Designations
Our National Security Studies program is one of a few in the country to have federal designations as both a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense and an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. 

For years, NJCU's Department of Professional Security Studies (PSS) has worked hard to maintain and update our Cyber Defense Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As of September 2019, the Department is also an Intelligence Community CAE (IC-CAE) as the result of winning a grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The IC-CAE designation was earned as part of a consortium with Rutgers University and CUNY.

Make Lasting Connections to Advance Your Career
Our alumni network is vast and diverse in local, state, and federal government agencies and law enforcement, military service, financial sector companies and oversight, policymaking and advocacy, and private consulting. The department hosts an annual symposium where current students, alumni, and employers gather to address emerging security threats and recruit new talent and as an online degree student you are cordially invited to attend and participate.

Program Contact


Dr. Jonathan Rosen
Email: JROSEN2@njcu.edu