Dec 09, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

National Security and Intelligence, M.A.


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The Master of Arts degree program in National Security and Intelligence (MA in NSI) is a 30-credit hour online graduate program that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to excel in intelligence analysis, national security, military studies, and private industry. The MA in NSI program is designed for students holding a 4-year baccalaureate degree in National Security and Intelligence or related field (e.g., Information Systems, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Public Administration). This program enables students to develop and apply rigorous analytical techniques to complex national security issues, and key skills for the leadership and ethical expectations faced throughout their career.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze the mission, structure, and function of the United States national security organizations as well as current and emerging national and international security issues.

  • Examine the ethical and leadership considerations and expectations related to national security and intelligence.

  • Develop and apply rigorous analytical techniques to complex international and domestic national security issues.

  • Identify and apply the legal principles and regulations in the National Security and Intelligence field.

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in National Security and Intelligence or related field (e.g., Information Systems, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Public Administration)

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Degree Requirements


A minimum of 30 credit hours is required.

Degree Total = 30 Credit Hours


Contact Information


Dr. Robert Papp
Master of Arts in National Security and Intelligence, Program Coordinator
Phone: (304)
Email: Robert.Papp@fairmontstate.edu

Dr. Christopher Kast
Dean/Graduate Program Director, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: (304) 367-4236
Email: CKast@fairmontstate.edu

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