Master of Science (MS) in Intelligence and Global Security

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Earn an Online Master of Science (MS) in Intelligence and Global Security

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.

These are challenging times and our world is in a constant state of flux, demanding vigilant, knowledgeable, and astute leaders in the field of intelligence and global security. From geopolitical unrest, rising superpowers, cyber threats, to public health challenges, the world needs professionals with a deep and nuanced understanding of these complex issues. An online Master of Science in Intelligence and Global Security is the first step towards becoming one of these leaders.

Studying online offers several significant benefits that extend beyond the convenience of studying from home. Firstly, with the world becoming increasingly digital, acquiring an advanced degree online prepares students for the evolving digital landscape of the intelligence and global security field. Secondly, online education provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to connect with a diverse group of classmates and faculty from around the world, gaining valuable insights into global perspectives on security issues.

The curriculum of the online M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security is uniquely multidisciplinary. It combines in-depth exploration of political science, international relations, cybersecurity, and public health, among others. It also integrates real-world applications, equipping students with practical techniques for producing intelligence reports, briefings, and infographics for a range of clients and situations. This extensive preparation not only equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the global security challenges of today, but also positions them at the forefront of developing strategies to combat the challenges of tomorrow.

The job market for intelligence and global security professionals is growing. As companies, organizations, and governments around the world grapple with ever-increasing security threats, the demand for professionals trained in these areas is rapidly increasing. The broad scope of the M.S. program opens up a variety of career paths in government agencies, military, law enforcement, and corporations, providing graduates with a host of opportunities for career advancement and specialization.

Additionally, earning an M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security is a stepping stone to further academic pursuits. Graduates are well-positioned to gain admission into doctoral programs, where they can conduct original research and contribute to the knowledge base in the field.

Pursuing an online M.S. in Intelligence and Global Security is not just a wise career choice, but a commitment to join the front lines of safeguarding global stability and security. The world is in dire need of experts who can navigate the complex, interwoven threats of the 21st century, and this program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and global perspective necessary to meet that demand. With the world changing rapidly, now is the perfect time to step into this crucial and rewarding field.

Why Capitol?


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. 


We’re industry-focused

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.

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Degree Details


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 2024-2025 academic year, beginning in Fall 2024 and continuing through Summer 2025:

  • The per credit charge for all other masters courses is $630 per credit hour.
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $350 per credit.
  • The retired military tuition rate is $530 per credit.
  • The information technology fee is $40 per credit hour.
  • High School and Community College full-time faculty and full-time staff receive a 20% discount on tuition for master programs.

Find additional information for 2024-2025 masters tuition and fees.

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