Program Overview

The need for security professionals, both domestically and internationally, has never been higher. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, between 15,000 and 17,000 security and protection jobs are available every year. But such work requires specific knowledge about the threats facing our country, and how to combat them. Having the right credential is essential. Now, you can earn that credential with Point Park’s online Master of Arts in Intelligence and Global Security degree. Because the program is offered fully online, you can study when and where it’s convenient for you, while still maintaining work and family obligations.

Curriculum Overview

This program offers a diverse curriculum on topics like threat analysis, cybercrime and international terrorism, with an emphasis on career preparedness. Courses are developed by professionals for professionals, with instructors bringing field experience to the classroom. Our supportive online community means students gain relevant, practical skills that can be applied from the first day on the job.

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  • Next Start Date:April 30, 2017
  • Est. Program Length:1-2 Years
  • Credit Hours:30
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$566
Departmental Major Requirements (30 credits)
  • INTL 500 Research Methods in Security & Intelligence Studies
  • INTL 501 Strategic Intelligence
  • INTL 502 Intelligence Operations
  • INTL 503 Target-Concentric Analysis
  • INTL 504 Threat Analysis
  • INTL 505 International Terrorism
  • INTL 506 Cyber Crime Analysis
  • INTL 507 Homeland Security
  • INTL 508 Communication and Writing for Intelligence
  • INTL 509 Research Project

Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s Master in Intelligence and Global Security online program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit official transcripts. To submit your transcripts, print and complete the Official Transcript Request Form and fax it to 1-800-473-2512.
  3. Submit two letters of recommendation. Your references should be in a position to assess your potential for successful graduate study.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this program have gone on to work in elite governmental offices including the CIA, FBI and NSA. Possible careers with this degree include:

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Surveillance Officer
  • Geospatial-Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Security Officer
  • Protective Agent
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Online Application

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Official Transcripts

Print and complete the Transcript Request Form and fax it to 1-800-473-2512

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