The online Master of Arts in National Security and Intelligence Studies is a 36 credit hour program that can be completed in as little as 18 months. Coursework focuses on modern security challenges and appropriate response methods. National security and intelligence studies students learn the foundations of policy making and the factors that shape enacted policies.
In addition to online curriculum, students complete three courses of the program in an on-site intensive weekend format. These three weekend immersions provide students with opportunities to collaborate with fellow cohorts, network, view presentations of guest speakers and participate in site visits to local, state or federal agencies.
The Notre Dame College Master of Arts in National Security and Intelligence Studies Online Advantage
- Accredited by the NCACS
- Affordable tuition ($560 per credit hour)
- Delivered online
- Accelerated courses
- Course taught by full-time expert faculty
Submit a free information request form to find out whether you qualify for this unique advantage.
Students graduating with a national security and intelligence studies degree from Notre Dame College are primed with the confidence to face the next generation of security and policy challenges in the areas of homeland security, intelligence analysis, public health and more.
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With a master’s degree from Notre Dame College, the National Security and Intelligence officers of the future will be well equipped to anticipate, prevent and react to security threats from epidemics to natural disasters to terrorism. Because of their hard work and training, our nation and the world become safer, and the negative effects of cataclysm are minimized significantly.
The Graduate Admissions Committee is looking for well-rounded students who demonstrate a sincere interest and desire to make a positive impact on the field of homeland security, intelligence and emergency management.
- Complete online application
- Bachelor’s degree in any field of study
- Overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above from a regionally accredited institution
- Effective communication skills, demonstrated through the interview, writing sample and relevant work experience
- Copy of official transcript
- Official test scores from one of the following tests*: Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT). Students who have a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree less than 5 years ago, an undergraduate GPA above between 3.5-4.0, or who have career experience in the government sector are not required to take any of the assessments.
* Satisfactory score on the GRE (280 combined verbal and quantitative score) or a comparable score on either the GMAT (between 400 and 600) or the MAT (400).
How To Apply
- Complete online application
- Complete a writing sample** that the Graduate Admissions Committee will review. Writing samples should be no longer than three pages. You can submit it as part of your online application or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send official transcripts of all college coursework
- Submit an official test score from one of the following tests: GRE, GMAT or MAT.
- Complete an interview with the Graduate Admissions Committee (either face to face or over the phone). To schedule your interview, call the Finn Center at 216-373-5173 or toll-free at 877-NDC-OHIO, ext. 5173.
**The writing sample should include and be no more than 1500 words on the following topic: Part I – Why you believe this program will further your personal and academic goals? Part II – Please discuss what you feel is the most pressing National Security issues facing the U.S.