The Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies (MAISS) prepares students and industry leaders to address the intelligence and security challenges in an interconnected world.

The coursework is focused on inter and intrastate conflict; terrorism and counter-terrorism; organization, capabilities and roles of the U.S. Intelligence Community; and national, regional, and global strategic security and cybersecurity threats. The program prepares students for careers in the areas of strategic security policy, intelligence analysis, and for advancement in military, law enforcement, and academia. 

The program seeks to expose military members, future decision makers and analysts, and students considering a PhD to the security challenges inherent in a rapidly changing world. Our program has a special emphasis on the causes and effects of interstate and intrastate conflict, the sources of terrorism, terrorism and counterterrorism strategies, and security issues that affect national, regional, and global security.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at

Contact Us

Dr. Craig Albert- Program Director

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

1120 15th St, AH-N309
Augusta, GA 30912


Our Programs

Master of Arts with a major in Intelligence and Security Studies

Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies with a concentration in Social Influence

BA to MA in Intelligence and Security Studies in 5 years!

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice to Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Political Science to Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies

Intelligence Studies Certificate

Epidemic Intelligence Certificate

Social Influence Certificate

Our Faculty

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Dr. Craig Albert

  • Professor
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Dr. John “Jay” Heslen

  • Assistant Professor
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Dr. Lance Hunter

  • Professor
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Dr. Gregg Murray

  • Professor
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Dr. Sudha Ratan

  • Professor
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Dr. Paolo Spadoni

  • Associate Professor
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Dr. Devlin Winkelstein

  • Adjunct Faculty
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Dr. Yufan Yang

  • Assistant Professor