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Strategic Security and Protection Management Master of Science

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The online master鈥檚 in Strategic Security and Protection Management program unites successful management practices with proven methods for meeting a wide variety of security and protective services to individuals and businesses.鈥疘n addition to professionalism, proactive strategies, and the benefits of lifetime learning, safety and preparedness, this degree emphasizes the most important advanced protection skills.

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Online Strategic Security and Protection Management Master of Science Overview

Through security management courses in advanced protection, intelligence and terrorism, terrorist dynamics, and crisis preparedness and consequence management, you will graduate with high-level proficiency in threat assessment, workplace violence, physical security, and cyber warfare.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to evaluate, options for preventive, deterrent and response actions related to the strategic security and protection management profession.
  • Critique information from a variety of sources to debate its relevance to address issues of strategic security and protection management.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of mediums to a variety of stakeholders both within and external to the strategic security and protection management profession.
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups to formulate solutions to prevent and forestall emerging threats within the strategic security or protection management profession.
  • Apply ethical and civic-minded approaches to policy and reform within the strategic security or protection management profession.

Online Strategic Security and Protection Management Master鈥檚 Courses and Curriculum

Designed to be completed in 1.5 years, the鈥痮nline Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management program consists of鈥12 courses鈥痑nd鈥54 credit hours. There are core courses as well as electives.

All academic courses are 100% online and subject to minimum class size requirements.

Major and Support Core

8 courses, 36 credit hours

HPSSS Electives

4 courses, 18 credit hours

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management

For admissions to NAU鈥檚 Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security master鈥檚 degree programs, you must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party agency.

Admission to the master鈥檚 degree programs requires the following:

  • Completed application.
  • Documentation of a bachelor鈥檚 degree or have completed 120 quarter credits or more with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Any applicable transfer credit or challenge exam credits. For evaluation procedures, contact the admissions department.

 

Online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management Tuition and Fees

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Online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management Career Outcomes

The online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management program gives you the background you need to take on leadership roles in the public or private sector, emergency鈥痬anagement, cybersecurity, and law enforcement, including such careers as:

  • Strategic Security Adviser
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Federal Marshal
  • Lead Program Developer
  • Intelligence Researcher
  • Professorship in Security Studies
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreign Affairs Specialist
  • Social Science Researcher
  • Strategic Intelligence Studies expert
  • Political-Military Analyst
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Investigators
  • Private Detective
  • Private Security
  • Security Guard
  • Gaming Surveillance Officer
  • Emergency Manager
  • Corrections Officer

Who Is a Good Candidate for the鈥疧nline Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management Program?

  • Strategic Security and Protection Management professionals:鈥疶he online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management is an excellent choice if you are a security professional ready to advance in a security organization or to expand your security skills and knowledge into other areas of the security disciplines.
  • Military servicemembers:鈥疶he online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management is a great choice if you work in security, law enforcement or military police, investigation, or dignitary protection and want to gain graduate credentials in your operational profession.

Course Listing (54 Credits)

Students must take at least one of the first four required courses per term, but may also take an elective at any time.

FRPP697 – Master’s ePortfolio
PRO500 – Advanced Executive Protection
PRO595 – Advanced Protection Operations
PRO690 – Advanced Threat Assessment
RES500 – Academic Writing and Research
SEC665 – Cyber Security

Choose any two (2) courses:

PRO510 – Advanced Protocol, Manners, Etiquette
PRO520 – Stalking and Workplace Violence
PRO521 – Building and Perimeter Security
PRO535 – Advanced Vehicular Security
PRO540 – Topics in Advance Work
PRO596 – Advanced Protective Intelligence
PRO605 – Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System
PRO660 – Explosives and Arson Security
SEC505 – Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness
SEC537 – Crisis Negotiation
SEC621 – Background Investigations

Choose any four (4) courses.

Students may also include any course from support core courses if not previously taken as a major support core.

Students should consider the courses from program electives if not previously taken as a program elective.

DSS700DC – Advanced Strategic Security Analysis and Critique
DSS710DC – Advanced Counterterrorism Research Methods
DSS720DC – Strategic Security Information Literacy
DSS730DC – Applied Research Methodology
DSS750DC – Briefings, De – briefings and Presentations
DSS760DC – Advanced Leadership and Management
INT511 – Advanced Analytical Methods
INT521 – Advanced Intelligence Collection
INT535 – Cover
INT550 – Advanced Open Source Intelligence
INT551 – Double Agents, Denial and Deception
INT552 – Counterespionage
INT560 – Strategic Intelligence
INT570 – All Source Intelligence
INT575 – Intelligence Policy and Reform
INT580 – Leadership and Political Analysis
INT584 – Area Studies Analysis
INT595 – Advanced Intelligence Operations
INT600 – Intelligence Team Management
INT609 – Case Studies in Covert Operations
INT680 – Operational Concepts and Planning (Targeting)
TCT508 – Extremist Organizations
TCT517 – WMD Terrorism
TCT525 – Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis
TCT570 – Cults and Charismatic Leaders
TCT571 – Secret Societies
TCT576 – Analyzing the Terrorist Mind
TCT595 – Advanced Counterterrorism Operations
TCT596 – Origins, Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism
TCT600 – Advanced Counterterrorism
TCT617 – Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime
TCT620 – Advanced Domestic Terrorism

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.