Strategic Security and Protection Management Master of Science
The Master of Science Degree in Strategic Security and Protection Management is earned by satisfactory completion of an online program equivalent to a 1.5 years of full-time post-graduate study. This program emphasizes professionalism, proactive strategies, and the benefits of lifetime learning, safety and preparedness. It unites proven successful management practices with proven methods for meeting a wide variety of security and protective services to individuals and businesses.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:
- SSPM -PLO M1: Evaluate, prioritize, and manage various information sources in strategic security in order to develop courses of action.
- SSPM -PLO M2: Perform sophisticated threat analysis through demonstrated technical approaches and through application of conceptual skills.
- SSPM -PLO M3: Appraise and apply policies, reforms, and ethics through integrating information literacy competencies.
- SSPM -PLO M4: Synthesize strategic leadership competencies through understandings of complex cases in the current security environment.
- SSPM -PLO M5: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums to key stakeholders.
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
INT550 Advanced Open Source Intelligence
INT551 Double Agents, Denial and Deception
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.