Research Opportunities for Students

The MSC provides unique research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students through its intensive eight-week Summer Research Institute and through graduate research internship opportunities made available via DHS HS-STEM Scholar and Fellow Summer Internships.

For information about the Summer Research Institute, please visit

To learn more about DHS Scholar and Fellow Summer Internships please visit

Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

Stevens Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Maritime Security Center (formerly the Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce) has been awarded consecutive DHS Career Development Grants.  The grants provide full tuition support and stipends for full-time master's degree students pursuing a Stevens' Master's Degree in Maritime Systems with a Graduate Certificate in Maritime Security.

The objective of the fellowship program is to enhance the knowledge base, technical skills, and leadership capabilities of our nation's future maritime security workforce and to provide greater access and tuition support for U.S. students pursuing a homeland security focused Master's Degree in Maritime Systems. This fellowship program facilitates enhanced experiential learning opportunities and direct pathways for highly skilled students to obtain technical leadership positions in the maritime security domain.  

Graduates of the Fellowship program have received employment at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), NATO's Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), and in the private MTS sector.

Information regarding the fellowship and criteria for admission can be found via the following Maritime Systems Fellowship Opportunities web link: