What will I learn?

The master of science in security technologies (MSST) shapes tomorrow's analytical and risk management policy makers and innovators through a multi-disciplinary graduate program developed in response to growing demand in many levels of industry and government. During the 14-month program and through a multidisciplinary systems approach, the program synthesizes core learning in four areas: security methods and foundations; application expertise (including cyber, bio, food, infrastructure, global supply chains); systems science (interdependency among critical networks, components, human capital, organizational dimensions); and social and policy dimensions. Through elective courses, students also choose a learning track in either security systems technologies or security risk management. Students can further specialize through a range of elective courses. This program bridges disciplines to address local, regional, national, and global areas of need, seeding innovative capabilities while enabling interdisciplinary connections through direct links to industry, business, and government partners.

Intake: Fall

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$27,612.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


College of Science and Engineering

117 Pleasant Street SE,



55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission. In general, most graduate programs prefer an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher for admission. Other English Language Requirements:  MELAB score of 80.

For international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.

A bachelor's degree in a related field, e.g. in biological or physical sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, or public policy.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – Total Score: 79; Writing Subscore: 21; Reading Subscore: 19; IELTS Academic – Total Score: 6.5; Writing Subscore: 6.5; Reading Subscore: 6.5; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – Total Score: 59; Writing Subscrore: 59; Reading Subscore: 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – Total Score: 180; Writing Subscore: 180; Reading Subscore: 180.

Admission is for fall term only.


About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs to choose from
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Excellent opportunities for scholarships and financial awards