ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Master of Arts in Intelligence & Security Studies (MAISS) is designed to teach
students both the theoretical as well as the practical content of intelligence, cybersecurity
(to include cyberwar and cyberterrorism), traditional notions of national and international
security (including the causes and prevention of war), terrorism and counterterrorism,
ethnic conflict and political violence, and national defense and grand strategy.
The MAISS program is 100% online, offering Zoom classes; Microsoft Teams office hours,
and computer simulations designed to test how a student would perform in a war-based
Most courses are offered in 8 week semesters. The program is intended to serve as
the Master level education for students interested in pursuing a PhD in a related
field, and for professional analysts, military and defense department personnel, and
those interested in homeland security.
MEET THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
"Our program is one of a kind because it is student-centered with the three central
themes of the program: intelligence; strategic cybersecurity; and security studies.
When you are admitted into MAISS, you are admitted into my extended family and I work
to make sure your academic plan will help you reach your future goals!"
Craig Albert, PhD