MAISS Admission Requirements


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. 

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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.

Official Requirements

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 years. *
  • 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)

Contact Us

MA | Intelligence & Security Studies
Dr. Craig Albert, Program Director Allgood Hall Suite N309
1120 15th ST, AH-N309
Augusta, GA 30912

(706) 667-4421
calbert@augusta.edu

Potential Careers

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Capabilities Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Security Specialist
  • Personnel Security Specialist
  • Cryptologic Language Analyst