Master of Science (MS) in Intelligence and Global Security
Starting Spring 2023
This distinctive program is designed to educate, train and prepare candidates to advance in national security-based academic, government (including intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies), and private sector communities.
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Intelligence and Global Security degree is a unique program designed to educate, train and prepare the university’s Master’s students to advance in national security-based academic, government (including intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies), and private sector (e.g., corporations) communities by enabling them to demonstrate expertise in the necessary knowledge and skills to address multidisciplinary international and national security threats with cutting edge analysis, methodologies, and software-based tools. The students will also learn to apply practical techniques and concepts to produce intelligence-related types of reports, briefings, and infographics for a variety of “customers,” whether in government the private sector, or academia.
The M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security program is intended to provide a broader academic departmental umbrella to the existing M.S. in Counterterrorism Studies, which has already been authorized by MHEC. The current M.S. Counterterrorism Studies will parallel the envisioned “Intelligence and Global Security” program, with several courses reconfigured for the new Master’s program. The new M.S. studies program is intended to provide the graduating students with a broader academic degree that conforms to the established sub-disciplinary degrees that are currently offered in Political Science, such as Intelligence Studies, International Relations and International Security.
With today’s international and national security threats multidimensional in nature, as an umbrella academic department, the Master of Science (M.S.) in Intelligence and Global Security degree will provide the graduating students a comprehensive and multidisciplinary understanding and knowledge of the confluence of threats posed by terrorist groups and lone actors, para-military guerrilla groups, rogue states’ regular armies, cyber criminals (including state actors and terrorists), climate change, governance breakdowns, and public health threats such as the naturally-occurring biological-based infectious diseases of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will therefore be multi-disciplinary in nature, under the “Intelligence and Global Security Studies” umbrella, drawing on the university’s unique programs in counterterrorism, cyber security, computer science, critical infrastructure, and others.
The M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security program will enable the graduating students to apply theoretical, conceptual, and practical ‘real-world’ skills in intelligence and security studies in their doctoral dissertations that are essential to enter and advance in the public and private intelligence and national security sectors. With an MHEC accredited M.S. degree, it will also support the graduating students with admission into universities’ doctoral Ph.D. programs.
The M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security program will provide students with the opportunity to conduct extensive and sustained, original research at the highest level in the field of Intelligence and Global Security. The M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security is designed to meet the demands of the highest-skilled professionals to become leaders who will be involved in the advancement, expansion and support of the Intelligence and Global Security environment on a large and small scale. The M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security is for current professionals in the field who desire to elevate their skills to the highest level and to contribute to the body of knowledge in Intelligence and Global Security.
The proposed M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security degree is intended for new graduate students as well as current professionals in the field who seek an advanced degree. The degree provides a path for Intelligence and Global Security personnel to explore new ground in the critical field of Intelligence and Global Security. The University is in a unique position to give those students an avenue to pursue a deep proficiency in this area using a multidisciplinary methodology, cutting-edge courses, and dynamic faculty. Graduates will contribute significantly to the Intelligence and Global Security field through the creation of new knowledge and ideas that are required to address the current and newly emerging threats in global security.
Our programs provide practical experience
At Capitol, we believe online learning can equal and even surpass a traditional classroom environment. We provide our online learners with virtual labs and a state-of-the-art instructional delivery platform. With our program, you’ll gain the interaction and hands-on practice you need to develop your potential.
Capitol has built a strong track record of providing high-quality academic programs that respond to emerging industry needs, from business analytics to cybersecurity.
Program is 100% online
Our master’s in intelligence and global security is offered 100% online. Once you are accepted, all you need is an Internet connection and you can attend class. We keep the classes small so you receive personalized attention from faculty who are interested in sharing their knowledge and helping you succeed.
Dr. Joshua Sinai
Professor of Practice, Intelligence and Global Security Studies
Based in the Washington, DC area, Dr. Sinai has more than 35 years of experience in international security, national security, and homeland security studies with the U.S. government, academia, and the corporate sector. He has worked with the U.S. Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as a senior intelligence analyst, and, for private sector firms as a contractor in support of government agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF). Dr. Sinai is well-published in academic journals, trade magazines, edited volumes, and training curricula. His pocket handbook “Active Shooter: A Handbook on Prevention”, published by ASIS International in 2013 and as an expanded second edition in 2016, is a best-selling book on public safety that details active shooter incidents, preparation and prevention, and tactical responses.Contact Dr. Joshua Sinai
Generally, to apply to a graduate degree program, you should have completed a bachelor's degree or be completing a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment and should have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.
Some master of science programs have additional technical competency requirements.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates are subject to change.
The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:
- The per credit charge for graduate courses:
- Online or satellite campus (per credit) - $630, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
- Independent study (per credit) - $877, plus fees (information technology and other applicable fees)
- The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- There is no charge for online application, $40 fee for paper application
For 2022-2023 masters tuition and fees, click here.