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:

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Where are Security and Resilience Studies graduates employed?

Recent MS SRS graduates have found employment in a number of security and resilience related industries. Some of our alumni are now working at CyberSheath Services International, LLC, Massachusetts Port Authority, Insurance Fraud Bureau of MA, Fragomen Worldwide, Volpe Center, and the UnitedHealth Group.

For more information on requirements for the MS program see the Course Catalog.



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. Some electives can be completed online—ideal for students who live outside of Boston.

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.