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Offered in a Saturday accelerated format or fully online

We are the only institution in the Pittsburgh region to offer a Master of Arts degree in intelligence and global security, designed for individuals seeking employment or promotion within the U.S. intelligence community or non-government intelligence and global security entities.

Our master's program is unique because it concentrates on the collection — and implementation — of intelligence data to solve problems, provide protection and create policies.
Pictured is M.A. intelligence and global security graduate Natasha Williams.

Natasha Williams interned for Mylan, Inc., in global security when she was a Master of Arts in intelligence and global security graduate student at Point Park University.

Courses & Topics

Courses offered in our M.A. in intelligence and global security program include:

  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Intelligence Operations
  • Threat Analysis
  • International Terrorism
  • Cyber Crime Analyses
  • Homeland Security

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom

Learn from faculty with many years of experience working in the intelligence field.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Gregory Rogers, J.D. | Photo submitted by Rogers
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
  • More than 30 years of experience working in the intelligence field
  • Served as a special agent/attorney advisor for covert operations
  • Named one of New Pittsburgh Courier 's Men of Excellence

Career Options

The opportunity to advance or land a position in the intelligence and global security field is great. Since 9/11, the intelligence and security profession has grown dramatically, specifically in the areas of terrorism and counter-terrorism studies.

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In addition, because federal law mandates retirement at age 57, there is a continuous need for individuals to be educated in the field of global intelligence and security. Between 15,000 and 17,000 security and protection jobs are available each year, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

With a master’s degree in intelligence and global security, you'll have the option to pursue various career opportunities within organizations such as:

  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Defense
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Pittsburgh Fusion Center
  • Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • International Crime Police Organization (INTERPOL)