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Graduate Programs

The Master of Arts in National Security Studies is a professionally oriented, interdisciplinary, graduate-level program housed within the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. The program is designed to develop an understanding of the substance and principles of defense policy analysis, strategic planning and arms control in relation to the contemporary international environment. Flexibility within elective courses permits the student to emphasize research in national security issues of his or her special interests.

To view the degree requirements for the M.A. in National Security Studies, please visit the campus catalog. 


The Master of Science in National Cyber Security Studies is one of a few graduate programs in the country that is devoted to the study of U.S. national cyber security, and the second in the California State University system. The program was founded in 2015. Our fully accredited Master’s program (M.S.) provides a comprehensive curriculum with foundations in strategy and strategic studies for students interested in pursuing careers in service for the U.S. government (USG). NCSS alumni serve in many different career fields, including defense, security, and intelligence.

To view the degree requirements for the M.S. in National Cyber Security Studies, please visit the campus catalog. 

For more information regarding our graduate programs, please contact:

Department of Political Science 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Building, Suite 112
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Phone: (909) 537-5534 
Fax: (909) 537-7018

Dr. Steve Childs
National Securities Studies Director


Dr. Antony Field
National Cybersecurity Studies Director