Strategic Security and Protection Management Master of Science

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The online master’s 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. In 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:

  • Evaluate, prioritize, and manage various information sources in strategic security to develop courses of action.
  • Perform sophisticated threat analysis through demonstrated technical approaches and application of conceptual skills.
  • Appraise and apply policies, reforms, and ethics through integrating information literacy competencies.
  • Synthesize strategic leadership competencies through understandings of complex cases in the current security environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums to key stakeholders.

Online Strategic Security and Protection Management Master’s Courses and Curriculum

Designed to be completed in 1.5 years, the online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management program consists of 12 courses and 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 Core

6 courses, 27 credit hours

Support Core

6 courses, 27 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’s Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security master’s 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’s degree programs requires the following:

  • Completed application.
  • Documentation of a bachelor’s 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 management, 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 Online Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management Program?

  • Strategic Security and Protection Management professionals:  The 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: The 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.

FRP697     Master’s Capstone Portfolio

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:

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.