National Security Intelligence Analysis M.S.


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Analyze Global Threats

Our Master of Science in National Security Intelligence Analysis (NSIA) prepares you join the workforce of intelligence professionals addressing threats. Government, private-sector, and not-for-profit employers require employees who have subject-matter knowledge, critical thinking skills, qualitative and quantitative (data science) methodologies they can apply to challenging domestic and international security problems. The NSIA program gives you the skills you need to serve as an intelligence analyst. You can complete your degree online in as little as one year.

How To Apply

Program Highlights

  • Fully online, 30-credit program, designed to be completed in one calendar year or longer part time.
  • Students gain a deep conceptual understanding of the intelligence process, current national security issues, strategies and policies of the United States and foreign countries.
  • Our classes provide you with critical thinking and methodological tool you can apply as an analyst.
  • We give you the tools to analyze threats and understand their underlying issues from the qualitative and quantitative perspectives.

Program Details

Apply by December 1 for spring admission
Location: Online
Can be completed in one year
Program consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours)







National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

The Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, Education, and Outreach (CCLEO) at the University of New Hampshire is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The UNH Center of Academic Excellence designation allows the NSIA program to leverage programs and outreach offered by the NSA and DHS.


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Skill Building Courses

Build essential skills in data collection and analysis, and project monitoring and evaluation.

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Faculty Expertise

Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields of practice

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  • Advancing National Intelligence
    About the Program

    Designed for working professionals and full-time students alike, the fully online master’s in national security intelligence analysis cultivates a deep conceptual understanding of national and international security issues, strategies and policies. Taught by faculty who are leaders in the field, students learn the critical, creative and analytical thinking skills to assess and respond to today’s domestic and international threats.

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  • Andrew MacPherson
    Meet Your Faculty

    I am excited about our online program. It is designed for both traditional students and professionals who need remote access to education. The program incorporates traditional and contemporary analytical training. The program includes quantitative analysis as that is an increasingly important skill for analysts to acquire.

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