M.S. Security Technologies | Technological Leadership Institute

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Become a Next Generation Security Leader with a
Master of Science in Security Technologies

Threat Expert

The Technological Leadership Institute helps make communities safer by preparing the next generation of security leaders through the Master of Science in Security Technologies (MSST) degree program. This program focuses on training aspiring experts to shape tomorrow’s cyber, physical and virtual security systems. The MSST degree program includes concentrations in cybersecurity, all 16 critical infrastructures, and applies a real-world approach to addressing emerging threats and risks. Our graduates are equipped with the skills to address a broad spectrum of security issues, including aging infrastructure, natural disasters, critical networks and systems, and threats of terrorism, disease and crime.

Strategic Leader

The MSST degree program is designed to prepare engineers, scientists and other professionals to meet the rapidly growing needs of the security industry. Qualified applicants can fulfill the following admissions requirements:

  • Three to five years of relevant work experience
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Demonstrated leadership potential

In just 14 months, the MSST degree program will give you the opportunity to confront and solve real-world challenges as you secure tomorrow’s critical infrastructure systems. Few degree programs are geared toward making our world a safer place, and the demand for professionals to fill security-related roles is at an all-time high. 


Scholarships
 are available. Learn about requirements and deadlines.

Our Results

  • 1st MSST Degree Program in Midwest

  • 20k Open Information Security Jobs

  • 120% Growth in Cyber Security Careers

MSST graduates have advanced their careers by using essential skills and knowledge gained through the program. Read more about how our students and alumni are driven to lead the growing security technologies industry.

What Drives Amy Kircher to Protect Your Dinner?

Expert Faculty

Mike Johnson is the director of graduate studies for the Master of Science in Security Technologies degree program. Mike brings 25 years of experience to TLI, formerly serving as CISO and Operations Risk Director at Bremer Bank. The MSST faculty roster includes many nationally renowned security experts, like Dr. Amy Kircher who leads the food safety component of the degree program. Watch the video to learn how Dr. Kircher's work is aiding the effort to protect America's food supply.

Security Asset

Whether you are a recent graduate seeking a technical career or a seasoned professional looking to gain additional expertise, the MSST degree program will provide you with the necessary skills to move forward professionally:

  • Work full time while completing your degree

  • Cohort-based model with 30 students

  • Class is scheduled twice a week in the evening

  • Complete the program in four semesters

View a complete list of degree courses by viewing the MSST curriculum. TLI also offers graduate minors in Security Technologies, and Cyber Security, with some of the minor courses open to non-degree seeking students. Learn more about the MSST degree program by attending an information session.