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ASU Adds Security Studies Degree Programs

February 28, 2012

Angelo State University’s Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice has added a new Master of Security Studies degree program in Intelligence, Security Studies and Analysis, and will begin offering online courses in that program track in August.

The new program is designed to address the growing need for graduate-level study of the intelligence discipline and its relationships to national security issues, such as policy making; military strategy, planning and operations; and constitutional issues and the rule of law in a democracy.  Initially, program courses are being offered completely online only, and will be delivered in an eight-week format.  Students can complete the degree in as few as 18 months. 

The master’s degree will be ideal for those with bachelor’s degrees in security issues or related fields who want to improve their cognitive, analytical, advising, leadership and decision-making skills within the intelligence profession.  For increased flexibility, the program offers both a thesis and a non-thesis option. 

To be eligible for the program, candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.75, including grades on all repeated courses – or hold a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.  Candidates must also submit at least two letters of recommendation and an essay of no more than 750 words discussing an intelligence-related topic affecting U.S. national security. 

More information on the master’s program, including details about required and elective courses, the thesis and non-thesis options, and transfer credit, is available on the departmental website. 

A Bachelor of Security Studies degree program in Intelligence, Security Studies and Analysis will also be offered starting in August in both a totally online format and a hybrid online/on-campus format.  More information on this degree program is also available on the departmental website.

Information on all the programs offered through the ASU Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice is available online at www.angelo.edu/dept/security_studies_criminal_justice/ or by contacting the ASU Center for Security Studies at 325-486-6682 or css@angelo.edu.

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