Graduate success

Graduates of the MA in Global Security Program have gone on to build successful careers in intelligence, policy, national security, and other related fields in both the public and private sectors. 

Recent graduates work as security analysts, counterterrorism specialists, cybersecurity strategists, intelligence analysts, special agents, geopolitical analysts, threat analysts, government relations specialists, and more.

Career support and mentorship

Career support and mentorship is a crucial part of student success. Through small-group recruiting events with our public and private sector partners, online networking events with MAGS alumni, and faculty mentorship, our students enjoy many opportunities to advance their careers or transition into new ones.

Stay connected to faculty and alumni and see regular job announcements and event offerings by joining our Linked In group.

Additional career training

Students hoping to enter careers in policy analysis, intelligence, and related fields are encourage to take advantage of the short courses in the Analytical Writing for National Security Professionals series. Developed by our expert faculty, these courses have boosted student performance in classes and helped place graduates in positions in civil service.

Organizations where our alumni work

American Airlines
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Canada’s Department of National Defence
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
City of Phoenix 
Consolidated Nuclear Security (CNS)
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Department of Homeland Security 
Diplomatic Security Service
Drug Enforcement Agency
Duke Energy Corporation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Linxx Global Solutions

National Endowment for Democracy 
National Nuclear Security Administration (Office of Intelligence & Counterintelligence)
National Security Agency (NSA) 
North Carolina Bureau of Investigation 
Southwest Airlines
State of Arizona
Texas Attorney General Human Trafficking Unit
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Army
U.S. Coast Guard
U.S. Department of Defense 
U.S. Department of State- Foreign Service 
U.S. Marine corps
U.S. Navy 
United Nations
Wells Fargo 

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"Recently, MedAire welcomed two MAGS graduates to our team as aviation and maritime security analysts. Our clients rely on our security analysts to make informed, risk-based decisions in an ever-changing international security landscape. ASU’s MAGS program excels in cultivating real-world security practitioners and MedAire is proud to contribute to the development of such skilled professionals and eagerly anticipates future collaborations with ASU in promoting excellence in security services within the aviation and maritime sectors." 

– MedAire, an international SOS company, is the leading provider of global medical and security

“The graduates we’ve recruited from this program truly stand out from the crowd. It was apparent from day one that MAGS equipped them with the skills and expertise needed to hit the ground running in our fast-paced environment. They demonstrated the deep understanding of security principles and proactive approach to identifying and mitigating threats that we look for. I’m also impressed with how prepared MAGS students are to curate impactful briefing materials and conduct verbal briefs to security leaders and executives. It’s obvious that the MAGS program is considering “all-hazards” in the curriculum of the program, which is something we value as an employer.”

– Corporate Security Manager for a Global Security Operations Center