Master of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management

54 Credits

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. All courses are 4.5 quarter units unless otherwise noted.

All students must register for at least one required course per term, following the sequence of the first four courses; students may register for an elective at any time. Students with limited subject matter experience are strongly encouraged to enroll in PRO595 and PRO596 as their two electives.

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.

Degree Requirements

Strategic Security and Protection Management Major Core (27)

Students must take RES500 as the first course but can take a required course concurrently.

FRP697Master's Capstone Portfolio

4.5

PRO500Advanced Executive Protection

4.5

PRO595Advanced Protection Operations

4.5

PRO690Advanced Threat Assessment

4.5

RES500Academic Writing and Research

4.5

SEC665Cyber Security

4.5

(all courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better) 

Support Core (9)

Choose any two courses

PRO510Advanced Protocol, Manners, Etiquette

4.5

PRO520Stalking and Workplace Violence

4.5

PRO521Building and Perimeter Security

4.5

PRO535Advanced Vehicular Security

4.5

PRO540Topics in Advance Work

4.5

PRO596Advanced Protective Intelligence

4.5

PRO605Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System

4.5

PRO660Explosives and Arson Security

4.5

SEC505Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness

4.5

SEC537Crisis Negotiation

4.5

SEC621Background Investigations

4.5

HPSSS Electives (18)

Choose any four courses.

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

 

DSS700DCAdvanced Strategic Security Analysis and Critique

4.5

DSS710DCAdvanced Counterterrorism Research Methods

4.5

DSS720DCStrategic Security Information Literacy

4.5

DSS730DCApplied Research Methodology

4.5

DSS750DCBriefings, De-briefings and Presentations

4.5

DSS760DCAdvanced Leadership and Management

4.5

INT511Advanced Analytical Methods

4.5

INT521Advanced Intelligence Collection

4.5

INT535Cover

4.5

INT550Advanced Open Source Intelligence

4.5

INT551Double Agents, Denial and Deception

4.5

INT552Counterespionage

4.5

INT560Strategic Intelligence

4.5

INT570All Source Intelligence

4.5

INT575Intelligence Policy and Reform

4.5

INT580Leadership and Political Analysis

4.5

INT584Area Studies Analysis

4.5

INT595Advanced Intelligence Operations

4.5

INT600Intelligence Team Management

4.5

INT609Case Studies in Covert Operations

4.5

INT680Operational Concepts and Planning (Targeting)

4.5

TCT508Extremist Organizations

4.5

TCT517WMD Terrorism

4.5

TCT525Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

4.5

TCT570Cults and Charismatic Leaders

4.5

TCT571Secret Societies

4.5

TCT576Analyzing the Terrorist Mind

4.5

TCT595Advanced Counterterrorism Operations

4.5

TCT596Origins, Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism

4.5

TCT600Advanced Counterterrorism

4.5

TCT617Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

4.5

TCT620Advanced Domestic Terrorism

4.5

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required overall.

Upon completion of a full evaluation of all previous courses and credits, students will receive a customized degree plan detailing the specific courses they will need to take.