East Carolina University

College of Arts and Sciences

Security Studies


Greenville, NC 27858

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Security Studies, Master of Science in Security Studies

Format: Online

Program Description:

Security Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to examining domestic and international aspects of threats and governmental responses. In addition to the contribution of the traditional liberal arts disciplines of Political Science, Sociology, History, and Geography, this program of study involves courses from other colleges: the College of Human Ecology (Criminal Justice); College of Health and Human Performance (Environmental Health); and the College of Technology and Computer Science (Emergency Planning and Information Security). The Security Studies program offers several different programs for students at ECU. At the Undergraduate level, students may do a minor in Security Studies. At the Graduate level, there are two options available to students: a Master of Science in Security Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies. The links below provide additional information on these programs.


East Carolina University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ECU. There is not, as yet, a separate institution that accredits security studies programs.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: Masters 36; Certific

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $212/sem. hour resident; $792/sem. hour non-reside USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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