The Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies (MAISS) is designed to provide
students with a practical and theoretical understanding of current and future security
challenges facing our nation.
This degree program meets a significant demand for qualified workforce in this field.
Careers range from military intelligence to industry security at both the specialist
and analyst levels in all branches of the US military, as well as the civilian sectors.
To apply for the MAISS program, applicants must submit the following:
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended by the applicant.
The applicant must have completed requirements for and hold a bachelor's degree from
a regionally-accredited college or university. Admission to the program requires a
minimum 2.7 cumulative grade average on a 4.0 scale.
- Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. Scores must be within the last five
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic
abilities and/or employment experience. The letters should address the applicant's
work ethic, ability to communicate orally and in writing, and moral character as well
as the capacity in which the writer knows the applicant. References from academics
should address the applicant's ability to perform graduate-level coursework. If the
applicant has not been enrolled in an accredited academic program within the last
two years, at least one letter must come from an academic.
- A current resume
- Verification of lawful presence in the United States
- Completed Immunization form
* The GRE requirement may be waived for individuals meeting one of the following requirements below:
- An earned doctorate degree from an accredited United States university
- An earned Master’s degree from an accredited United States university
- An applicant who has a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
- An applicant who has a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.85 or higher and 5+ years
of relevant experience (e.g., military intelligence, linguist or analyst industries,
cyber related, or strategic language fluency)