Protect Your Country with Our Master’s in National Security Online Degree Program
Are you committed to protecting the welfare of your country and its citizens? Pursue a job or advance your career within the federal government or law enforcement with Liberty University’s Master of Science in National Security. Your training in the various aspects of national defense policy can prepare you for leadership, management, or other positions of influence that often require master’s level credentials and training.
This degree will help you explore how nations use diplomacy, intelligence, and military strength to develop policy and regional stability or use their military to take action in a crisis. You’ll study history, political theory, and public policy analysis. During our national security-focused courses, you’ll learn about threat scenarios, defense budgets and economics, and security strategy.
You’ll find a wide variety of career opportunities in national security available — especially to those with a master’s degree. You could pursue a career as a federal agent, secret service member, cryptologist, or security officer. You could even go into fields like intelligence, foreign affairs, logistics, or industrial security.
Your country benefits when people like you stand guard over the welfare of its people. When you pursue your degree through Liberty, you’ll receive the training you need to excel in national security.
Why Choose Liberty’s M.S. in National Security Online Degree?
Choosing where you’ll pursue your master’s degree is an important decision. When you choose Liberty, you’re choosing a well-respected, globally recognized, accredited university. You’re also choosing flexibility with course scheduling and academic excellence that is grounded in Christian principles and values.
Liberty University is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This means all of our degree programs have met certain academic standards and requirements and will be respected among the academic community and potential employers. You can rest easy knowing that you’ll be earning a challenging and worthwhile degree.
We’re also committed to Training Champions for Christ. Every professor in your program is committed to teaching his or her course from a biblical perspective. We understand that while you pursue your degree, you’ll still have family, work, and extracurricular responsibilities. This degree can be completed 100% online, with 8-week courses available and no set login times. You can stay committed to both your family’s success and your career success at the same time.
What Will You Learn in Our M.S. in National Security Online Degree?
Our master’s degree in homeland security offers comprehensive and advanced training in intelligence, terrorism and counterterrorism, hazard management, and other components of national security. You will explore the historical and contemporary concepts of national security as well as the laws, strategy, and data that guide national security agencies in decision-making.
Upon graduation, you will have the training to:
- Prescribe responses to contemporary and anticipated threats to national security
- Analyze the structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of national and international security community members
- Apply a Christian worldview to aspects of the national security context
- Apply knowledge of the literature in the discipline of national security to research and analysis of national security strategy, policy, and execution
- NSEC 502 – Christian values in National Security
- NSEC 503 – National Security, National Defense, and Foreign Policy
- NSEC 505 – Cyberspace Policy/Operations and Political Challenges
- NSEC 507 – Sovereignty and National Security Challenges
Our M.S. in National Security – Homeland Security is designed to help you develop advanced professional skills in research, while you focus on security, transportation disaster response, anti-terrorism, and intelligence. You will gain an understanding of the internal workings of the criminal justice and national security departments so you can serve efficiently at all levels of government.
View the Degree Completion Plan
- Federal Law Enforcement Officer
- Homeland Security Program Analyst
- Immigration Services Officer
- Secret Service
- Security Specialist
- Telecommunications Analyst
Highlights of Our M.S. in National Security Online Degree
- By earning your M.S. in National Security degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
- Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 4 years – and counting.
- Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.
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M.S. in National Security Online Degree Information
- This program falls under the Helms School of Government
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan
- View this online program’s course syllabi (login required)
Military Benefits for Our Online M.S. in National Security Degree Program
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
- 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times
Career Opportunities for M.S. in National Security Online Graduates
- Defense Program Project Manager
- Elected Official
- Federal Law Enforcement Officer
- Foreign Affairs Officer
- Government Manager/Executive
- Industrial Security Analyst
- Intelligence Analyst
- Legislative Aide
- Logistics Specialist
- National Security Analyst
- Policy Analyst
- Research Specialist
- Secret Service Member
- Security Officer
Admission Requirements for M.S. in National Security Online Graduates
A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.
All applicants must submit the following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts or unofficial college transcripts with a completed transcript request form**
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.