Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies


Northeastern University’s Masters in Security and Resilience Studies is the first graduate program of its kind designed to help public and private sector professionals manage many of the challenges unique to today’s world. Terrorism, cyber attacks, natural disasters, and more threaten our communities, companies, and countries like never before. Meeting these challenges requires building resilience into the critical systems, networks, and infrastructure we depend on.

This program integrates security studies with cutting-edge education to ensure that key systems promote societal resilience. Students can deepen their knowledge in fields such as cyberspace policy, counterterrorism, infrastructure protection, urban resilience, and risk management. The combination of a unique academic curriculum and experiential education—all taught by top academics and experts in the security industry—provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to addressing these important issues.

Hear from Stephen Flynn about the value of this program:

Areas of Specialization

For more detailed information on the program courses visit the Curriculum page.



Do you live outside of Boston? We have a low-residency option available.

Northeastern offers a low-residency alternative for this program, too. Students spend four weekends in Boston during each of the fall and spring semesters, and participate in experiential core classes with the rest of their cohort. All electives can be completed online—ideal for students who live outside of Boston.

Are you not ready for the full Master’s program? We have a graduate certificate option available.

The Graduate Certificate in Security and Resilience Studies teaches students the principles, policies, and strategies required to manage transnational risks and protect communities and critical systems. The certificate is offered as a hybrid option in Boston and Seattle.

Ready to get started?

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2017 enrollment. Review admissions information here.