July 31, 2014


Welcome to Global Security Studies


The Global Security Studies program (GSS) prepares students for careers in intelligence and security through advanced interdisciplinary studies.  The students of GSS are devoted to mastery of the critical skills, research expertise, team communication skills, and global knowledge necessary to lead community, government, business, and non-profit teams that will thrive in the marketplace of an integrated world.  The faculty and staff are committed to help each individual GSS student prepare for success in the career path she or he chooses.  The GSS program offers unparalleled ways to combine knowledge from different academic disciplines, plus the skill to integrate and apply them to real-world problems.

The Global Security Studies program is also an established Intelligence Community – Center for Academic Excellence.  The IC CAE designates our university with national recognition as preparing graduates with the skill sets needed for careers in federal government through numerous curricular and extracurricular activities.  UTPA is a pillar for global security education as one of only a handful of universities in the nation with an IC CAE  program.

Please search our website for more information, and contact us to discuss how our program may help you obtain your career goals.




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