UNH launches online master’s in National Security Intelligence Analysis

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
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With a growing emphasis on national security due to regional instability and military threats, there is a mounting need for well-trained intelligence professionals. In response, the University of New Hampshire has launched a fully online Master of Science in National Security Intelligence Analysis.

According to a report by Data Bridge market Research, the global homeland security market is expected to reach $667.53 billion by 2027. Andrew Macpherson, assistant professor of security studies at UNH and UNH Manchester, says this translates to vast job potential for graduates in intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, emergency management, private security and more.

“The U.S. faces myriad internal and external challenges to national security, and the intelligence field is as dynamic and significant as the threats themselves,” Macpherson says. “Our new master’s program prepares graduates to meet the growing demand for all source analysts.”

Designed for working professionals and full-time students alike, the fully online master’s in national security intelligence analysis cultivates a deep conceptual understanding of national and international security issues, strategies and policies. Taught by faculty who are leaders in the field, students learn the critical, creative and analytical thinking skills to assess and respond to today’s domestic and international threats.

“The program focuses on experiential learning in traditional and contemporary analytics,” Macpherson said. “Our students develop data science skills that are crucial for success as an analyst, which requires quantitative and qualitative reasoning to find causes of and solutions to complex security challenges.”

The intelligence program joins a suite of graduate degrees in security studies at UNH, including cybersecurity policy and risk management, cybersecurity engineering and global conflict and human security. The success of the undergraduate homeland security program was a catalyst that earned UNH its designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency.

The M.S. in National Security Intelligence Analysis offers part- and full-time enrollment with August and January start dates, and it can be completed in as little as one year. Learn more about the program online, or contact the UNH Online for more information at unh.online@unh.edu or (855) 250-6699.

Kassidy Taylor | Marketing & Communications, UNH Manchester | kassidy.taylor@unh.edu
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of New Hampshire as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. UNH is the first institution in the state to earn this prestigious designation, which recognizes the university’s commitment to cybersecurity education.