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Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies

Thank you for your interest in the online Master's program in Security Policy Studies at Notre Dame College. Our first cohort will begin in Fall 2011. Please fill out our FREE application!
 

The M.A. in Security Policy Studies is an online degree program that features three intensive weekend visits to campus for on-site, practical exercises.  This includes an Analytical Crisis exercise at the midpoint of the program. The Student Capstone taken at the end of the program is a real-world, strategic project from the government or private sector. Our outstanding faculty work for a variety of security agencies and help students apply their coursework throughout the program. 

Courses include:

SPS 500:  Leadership, Ethics and Decision-Making*
SPS 510:  Security Policy Research Methods
SPS 511:  Issues in Homeland Security
SPS 520:  Terrorism & Counterterrorism
SPS 530:  Critical Infrastructure: Threat Analysis and Resiliency
SPS 531:  Strategic Intelligence and Warning
SPS 540:  Geopolitics
SPS 550:  Analytical Crisis Exercise Program*
SPS 610:  Transnational Threats
SPS 620:  Biodefense and Disease Surveillance
SPS 630:  Science, Technology and Security
SPS 640: Capstone I
SPS 641: Capstone II*

 *Denotes courses that are on-site intensive weekends
(Thursday night to midday Sunday)

Not ready to pursue the full Master's degree?

Graduate Certificates are also available 100% online!
Each Certificate requires 4 courses!

Certificate in Biodefense, Science & Technology Security Analysis

SPS 510: Security Policy and Program Analysis
SPS 511: Issues in Homeland Security
SPS 620: Biodefense and Disease Surveillance
SPS 630: Science, Technology and Security

 
Certificate in Transnational Threat Analysis

SPS 510: Security Policy and Program Analysis
SPS 511: Issues in Homeland Security
SPS 520: Terrorism and Counterterrorism
SPS 610: Transnational Threats


Certificate in Terrorism and Critical Infrastructure Analysis

SPS 510: Security Policy and Program Analysis
SPS 511: Issues in Homeland Security
SPS 520: Terrorism and Counterterrorism
SPS 530: Critical Infrastructure: Threat Analysis and Resiliency


Certificate in Strategic Intelligence and Risk Assessment Analysis

SPS 510: Security Policy and Program Analysis
SPS 511: Issues in Homeland Security
SPS 531: Strategic Intelligence and Warning
Plus one course from this group: SPS 520, SPS 530, SPS 540, SPS 610, SPS 620, SPS 630

Feel Free to Request More Information

To learn more about the costs to earn a degree or certificate from this program, please visit our Tuition and Fees page.

To learn more about the federal financial aid available, please visit our Financial Aid page.
 

Information on Gainful Employment After Completing Your Coursework
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that you may be eligible for the following employment, tasks, and wage earnings:
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9199.07
http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-3021.06