Advance Your Career With a Graduate Degree From Webster

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Become an Expert in the Rapidly Changing Field of National Security

National security experts protect citizens and government officials from a broad range of threats — including foreign, domestic, physical and cybersecurity threats. When you earn a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Webster University, you’ll have the specialized training and research experience to be an innovative and critical thinker who can adapt to the ever-evolving landscape of national security.

Our program covers the top issues of national security by providing an overview of the actors, contexts, institutions, methods and ethics of national security decision-making, while helping you learn how to conduct research in the field to improve it at a systemic level.

We’ve created an accessible and affordable master’s in National Security program that lets you earn your degree through convenient Webster University Online courses, so you won’t have to choose between professional, personal and educational time to earn your degree and advance your career. We also participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program for GI education, which helps military students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed their tuition benefits.


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Choose Webster for Your Master's in National Security

Get Real-World Experience

Prepare for national security jobs through experiential learning in a capstone project or thesis focused on the issues of national security that most interest you. We also encourage you to seek out internships and engage in fieldwork as part of your national security degree.

Work With Experienced Faculty Mentors

Thanks to the small classes in our master’s in National Security degree program, you’ll enjoy a quality educational experience working with established scholars and practitioners specializing in a wide range of issues of national security.

Customize Your Curriculum

To help you prepare for your ideal national security job, you’ll concentrate your master’s in National Security in one of three areas:

  • International and Regional Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • Criminal Justice

What Can You Do With a Graduate National Security Studies Degree?

Our National Security Studies degree gives you the essential skills, research experience and fieldwork opportunities to prepare you for addressing many of the most pressing issues of national security in the United States.

The skills in research, analysis and threat identification will help set you apart from other candidates as you apply for national security jobs across the country and globe. Roles you could qualify for include:

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Government Program Analyst
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • National Security Analyst
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Get Started on Your Master's in National Security Studies

Take the next step toward earning your graduate degree and solving major issues of national security. We are here to help you get started.


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