Program Director: Professor Charles P. Nemeth
The Master of Security Management provides a focused examination of practices and procedures unique to supervision in the private security industry. The degree targets those already employed in private security and those who seek the long range opportunities in an industry and occupation that is economically lucrative and professionally rewarding. The course of study stresses traditional topical coverage in security studies including managment, risk analysis and the role of technology in private sector protection programs. In addition, the program delivers some innovative conceptual analysis of the private security industry with its stress on homeland defense and security protocols, the phenomenon and undeniable trend of privatization on the public justice model and a strong emphasis on critical infrastructure.
The program requires 36 credits of coursework. Full-time students shall follow a two-year sequence while part-time students may complete the course of study in 3 to 4 years.
See Graduate College Bulletin for course description.
SEC 701 Introduction to Protection Management Systems
SEC 731 Risk, Threat, and Critical Infrastructure
SEC 732 Privatization: Models and Applications for Private Justice
SEC 733 Legal, Regulatory, and Administrative Issues in Private Sector Justice
SEC 715 Analytical Methods in Protection Management
PAD 705 Organization Theory and Management
PAD 744 Capital and Operational Budgeting
PAD 750 Security of Information Technology
SEC 703 Analysis of Building and Fire Codes
SEC 711 Introduction to Emergency Management
SEC 712 Theory and Design of Fire Protection Systems
SEC 730 Private Security Function and Role in Homeland Defense
SEC 740 Safety and Security in the Built Environment
SEC 753 Theory and Design of Security Systems
SEC 754 Contemporary Issues in Security Management
SEC 762 Business Continuity Planning
SEC 781 Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention
PAD 748 Project Management
The thesis track is only available to students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher AND with permission of the program director.
Core Requirements 12 credits
Management Analytics Courses 12 credits
Elective Courses (Choose 2) 6 credits
SEC 791 Security Management Thesis 6 credits
All students in the program must pass a comprehensive examination administered by the program that measures knowledge essential to security management. The exam is offerred every six months. The program director will issue a list of readings and texts at least 90 days before the administration of the exam. Students who fail the exam have two additional opportunities to retake it in accordance with the regular academic calendar.
Total: 36 credits