Strategic Security and Protection Management MS


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:

TCT508     Extremist Organizations

INT511     Advanced Analytical Methods

INT521     Advanced Intelligence Collection

TCT525     Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

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)

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.