Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester, The Department of Political Science in collaboration with other departments and programs at Northeastern University will be offering a Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies. Utilizing the interdisciplinary expertise of scholars from across Northeastern University, this degree will offer students the opportunity to explore such material public and international issues as terrorism, homeland security, resiliency, and sustainability.
A unique combination of cutting-edge skills
The Masters in Security and Resilience Studies trains the next generation of security professionals to face the new challenges of the 21st century. A cutting-edge academic program, it provides a unique combination of traditional security studies coursework with training in technical fields such as cybersecurity policy, business sustainability, and urban coastal resilience. A combination of analytical and technical coursework is designed to enable students to succeed in security management, policy, and leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.
Areas of Specialization
- Administration, Management, and Policy
- Cybersecurity Policy
- Resilient Cities
A fast track through the program
In the fall semester, students enroll in several core courses that introduce the key concepts in Security and Resilience Studies. The balance of your first two semesters will be spent fulfilling core course requirements and electives in one of the areas of specialization listed above. The degree is then completed in the summer term, with an experience with other students in the program and other graduate programs within the department, and by completing a capstone project supervised by Northeastern faculty. For more information on specifics to the program see the Curriculum page.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to the MS in Security and Resilience Studies program, please submit:
• Completed online application
• Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended
• Personal statement
• Current resume
• Three letters of recommendation
• Application fee
• GRE General Scores [Strongly Recommended]
All applications must be submitted online through:
- August 1st for Fall Semester
- May 1st for Fall Semester