The Master of Security Studies is a distinctive degree addressing the growing need of improving the cross-cultural and security competence of U.S. military, intelligence, diplomatic, and non-governmental specialists with recognized bachelor's degrees in related subjects such as political science, history, security studies, economics and international relations. The M.S.S. is also open to all those with bachelor's degrees in security issues or a related field who want to improve their cultural, regional, negotiation and security abilities in our complex world. To increase flexibility, the program has both a thesis and non-thesis option.
Angelo State University maintains institutional accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges.