The online Master of Science Program in Security Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers a dynamic online education taught by experts in the security industry. You will develop an understanding of security theory while acquiring the practical skills needed for a successful career. The online program is suitable for both security professionals and those seeking opportunities in the global security industry. Key components of the program are:
- 100% online courses - Flexible course schedule. No scheduled meeting times. You can study when and where you want.
- Small class size - Typically no more than 20 students per class. That means more one-on-one time with the instructor.
- Accelerated 8-week session format - Earn up to 6 credits every 8 weeks. Part-time and full-time options are available.
- Prominent faculty - Our faculty are global experts in security management.
- Affordable price - We offer one of the most affordable security management programs in the U.S.
- A prestigious degree - Online or on campus, you will earn a John Jay College degree that is recognized worldwide.
A senior college of The City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a preeminent national and international leader in justice education, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
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Courses in the online Master of Science in Security Management program are offered in various sequences to allow for individualized flexibility. Students complete the program typically within two years.
Plan of Study
All courses in the online M.S. in Security Management program are offered in six accelerated eight-week sessions each year, including two sessions in the Fall, one in the Summer, and two in the Spring. Students admitted to the program may enroll in up to six credit hours of courses during each eight-week session.
To complete the program, a student must earn a total of 36 credit hours, including:
- 12 credit hours in Core Courses
- 12 credit hours in Management Analytic
- 12 credit hours in Electives
(For credit transfers from another program, please visit the Admissions page for the details.)
Listed below are the courses offered by the program. All of them are three-credit courses, except the six-credit Thesis elective.
Course discusses how public policing functions are being “privatized” on a national and global scale. Course delivers specific instruction on how private security partners, develop and execute effective collaboration with the public police sector. Course also provides specific guidance on how private security professionals identify potential markets for privatized services, how those services are contracted and are assessed under traditional cost-benefit analysis. The course also deals with marketing challenges for private security entities and the various career tracks that have emerged from the privatization movement.
All students in the program must pass a Comprehensive Exam that measures knowledge essential to security management and is administered by the program. The exam is offered every six months. The Program Director will issue a list of readings and texts at least 30 days before the administration of each Exam. Students must complete 24 credits in the program in order to be eligible to complete the exam. Students who fail the exam have two additional opportunities to retake it, in accordance with normal academic calendar.