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MS in National Security Management

Note: Effective Fall 2016, students are no longer being accepted into this program.

CCI's Master of Science in National Security Management (MSNSM) involves an understanding of national and homeland security, policy, law, social, and technological environments. As such, modern national security management is an interdisciplinary field built upon the expertise of a wide variety of disciplines. The online MS in National Security Management uses a multidisciplinary approach to targeting advanced topics in security management, emergency management, information technology, risk management, law and policy.

National Security Management Student Outcomes

Specific learning outcomes for students in the MSNSM program include the following:

  • To provide students with the methodological skills and competence required for the integration of a wide range of information and insights that make up the complex national security environment.
  • To equip students with a comprehensive understanding of national, corporate and cybersecurity theories and practice, enabling them to remain integrally involved in national security issues.
  • To provide students with the knowledge to enable them to understand and critique the choices of decision makers and eventually play a productive role in that process in governmental, quasi-governmental and private sectors.
  • To acquaint students with the various academic perspectives in the field of national security and enhance their analytical abilities to deal with the questions, problems, challenges and dilemmas of modern national security affairs, including the ethical aspects of dealing with the challenges of crime, terrorism and other kinds of asymmetric warfare, such as cyber-attacks in democratic societies.
  • To develop professionals and future leaders with the ability to help their organizations make sound decisions on dealing with national security, corporate security, risk, cybersecurity, law and policy.
  • To provide the basis, in particular through the undertaking of a capstone project, but also through the undertaking of coursework, for the development of critical analytical skills and application of academic knowledge, for further research within the area of National Security Management. 

Professional Development Certificates in National Security Management

Students not wishing to complete the full MS in National Security Management may take any of the following professional development certificates. Credits earned in the following areas may not be transferred to the MSNSM.

MSNSM Course Requirements

Please visit Drexel's Graduate Catalog for course requirements (to see course descriptions, please click on the course number under "Degree Requirements"). To find out when courses are offered, please visit Drexel's Term Master Schedule.

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The MSNSM is offered as an online program only. For more information, or to apply, visit Drexel Online at You can also visit our Graduate Admissions page for admissions deadlines and requirements for the MSNSM program.