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National Security, M.S.

Interim Director: 
Dr. Jibey Asthappan, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., American University
Email: jasthappan@newhaven.edu
Phone: 203-479-4147
Fax: 203-931-6018 

The Master of Science program in National Security is taught by faculty distinguished both by their academic credentials and by their professional experience within the National Security Intelligence Community.

The first of its kind when it began in 2001, the UNH National Security program provides students with extensive study in homeland and international security issues, computer fraud investigation, government policy, terrorism, and more.

Students benefit by learning from experienced practitioners in the field who possess experience in the FBI, CIA, United Nations, Connecticut State Police, private investigation labs, security agencies, and more. Whether you are currently working in the security field or wish to embark on your first career, the program will prepare you with the necessary skills to succeed in the intelligence community. Students in the program are required to complete an internship, research, or thesis experience prior to graduation. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, national security, public safety, emergency management, and homeland security. A concentration in Information Protection and Security in the program allows students to pursue specific study in cybersecurity and the protection of information systems within the intelligence community. 

  1. Experience the Program

    National Security Administration
    Learn more about how students studying National Security get to work with experienced professionals and receive realistic hand-on training and experience in the industry.