Political Science & Security

The world has never been more connected by commerce or diplomacy than it is now.  With this strengthened connection comes a great deal of opportunity for better, faster, and more effective trade and cooperation worldwide. Careers in political science and security bridge the gap between nations to deliver peace and prosperity. Below, the Northeastern community has highlighted common questions and issues associated with these unique careers through articles, tips, and how-to guides.

April 30, 2020

International Consulting: Roles, Responsibilities, and Salaries

Working overseas or managing an international team requires particular skills and a global perspective, but the work also comes with unique rewards.


April 6, 2020

Is a Master's Degree in Homeland Security Worth It?

Considering a career in homeland security or advancing your current role? See if earning a master’s degree can help you reach your goals.


March 27, 2020

What Can You Do With a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security?

What can you do with a master’s degree in homeland security? Here, we explore the different types of work this degree prepares you for.


March 5, 2020

How to Become an Ambassador: 5 Steps to Success

Does a career in diplomacy interest you? In this article, Northeastern's experienced faculty provides some tips and answers on how to become an ambassador.


February 11, 2020

What Does an Intelligence Analyst Do?

Explore the responsibilities, career outlook, and more of strategic intelligence analysts.


February 10, 2020

How to Become a Diplomat

The road to becoming a diplomat can be challenging, and preparation is key. Here’s a look at how to become a diplomat or Foreign Service Officer.


February 7, 2020

3 Top Careers in Emergency and Disaster Management

Emergency and disaster management careers are growing. Here are three of the most popular roles available today.


January 28, 2020

What Can You Do With a Master’s in International Relations?

Wondering what you can do with an MS in international relations? Learn how earning your degree can help you turn your passion into a career.


January 16, 2020

4 Pressing Global Health Problems We Face Today

Holly Dygert, a lecturer in the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies, describes the challenges she sees facing global health.


January 14, 2020

5 Homeland Security Careers for the Future

Are you considering a career in homeland security? Here, we explore growing homeland security careers and the trends behind their increasing demand.