Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies
October 1: Final deadline for International applicants
December 1: Final deadline for domestic applicants
December 15: Final deadline for Special Student applicants
Summer 1 Term:
April 15: Domestic applicants only
Security and Resilience Studies is an emerging field of inquiry that focuses on how global, national, and subnational actors manage a range of chronic transnational challenges that can be destabilizing to societies such as terrorism, organized crime, weapons proliferation, cyber attacks, bio-terrorism, climate change and catastrophic disasters, migration, and radicalization.
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.
POLS 7341 – Security and Resilience Policy
Complete 6 semester hours from the following:
Note: Students may take either POLS 7346 or PPUA 7346
Complete 3 semester hours from the following:
Choose one of the following options in consultation with faculty advisor and program director. Take either POLS 7980 or INSH 6864 and POLS 6964.
POLS 6964 – Co-op Work Experience
Electives are organized to allow students to think thematically.
- Administration, Management, and Policy
- Counterterrorism and Conflict Studies
- Cybersecurity Policy
- Resilient Cities
- Criminal Justice
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We live in a world of increasing transnational risks, systemic vulnerabilities, and environmental challenges.
Our Master of Science in Security and Resilience Studies program provides skills in data analysis, leadership, and systemic thinking to help the next generation of leaders build organizations, communities, and societies that can withstand forthcoming challenges.
We have seen great success in placing students in a number of security and resilience related industries. Some of our alumni are now working at CyberSheath Services International, LLC, Massachusetts Port Authority, Volpe Center, and the UnitedHealth Group.