Master of Arts in National Security Studies

The Master of Arts in National Security Studies prepares students for work as analysts, policymakers, and scholars focused on security issues in the 21st Century.

The Master of Arts in National Security Studies prepares students for work as analysts, policymakers, and scholars focused on security issues in the 21st Century. Take courses in International Relations, US National Security Policy and Cybersecurity.

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Admission Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited US institution of higher education or the equivalent from an international institution.
  • A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at the undergraduate level.
  • Official transcript(s) of undergraduate work.
  • Two letters of reference.

Note:  Applicants with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.75 at the undergraduate level may be admitted if they have completed a separate graduate degree or with written permission from the director of the National Security Studies program.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Completion of 36 credit hours of graduate coursework in the NSS program with a 3.0 grade point average.  No more than nine (9) credit hours may be transferred in from other institutions.  Any transferred hours must be approved by the program director.
  • Completion of a thesis.

Dr. Jack MacLennan

Graduate Program Director, National Security Studies
Assistant Professor of Political Science
jmaclennan@park.edu

Become an expert in security issues facing the 21st Century.

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Careers

  • National Security Analyst
  • Cyber-Security Specialist
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Background Investigator

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.