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.

Contact Us

Dr. Craig Albert- Program Director

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

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

maiss@augusta.edu

706-737-1710

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 Integrated Studies 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

 

Career Outlook

The Master of Arts in Intelligence & Security Studies equips students for a variety of careers within military intelligence and industry security at both the specialist and analyst levels in all branches of the US military, as well as the civilian sectors. It also prepares students to pursue a PhD. 

Potential Careers:

Intelligence Analyst

Business Intelligence

Personnel Security Specialist

Intelligence Specialist

Cyber Intelligence Analyst

Cryptologic Language Analyst

Military Capabilities Intelligence Analyst

Security Specialist

Information Operations Analysts

Our Faculty

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Dr. Craig Albert

  • Associate Professor
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Dr. John “Jay” Heslen

  • Assistant Professor
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Dr. Lance Hunter

  • Associate 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