In a continually high-tech world with the demand for strong national and international security, take the lead in the growing security sector with a graduate degree from Tulane School of Professional Advancement. Gain the practical skills required to protect businesses and corporations from terrorism, criminal acts, and disasters by earning an entirely online Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Security Management.
Core courses cover a variety of topics such as risk management and threat assessment, emergency management administration, corporate security, and physical protection systems. Elective options include intelligence analysis and critical thinking, homeland security and approaches to counter-terrorism, and disaster communications and concludes with a capstone project.
Balancing your personal life, career, and a master’s degree may be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. Take the next step in your education with the convenience of an entirely online degree from Tulane SoPA. Create a more flexible schedule and be in control of your education without putting any areas of your life on hold.
Whether you’re currently working as a first responder, in a hospital, or for a private security company, you can take the next step in your career with the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Security Management at the Tulane School of Professional Advancement. Our program will prepare you for leadership roles in security and risk management within corporations, hospitals, athletic events, schools, and universities. Those with experience in the military or as a first responder can apply their knowledge and enhance their technical and interpersonal skills through this program. As a Silver Award Military Friendly® recipient, our office of Veterans Affairs is committed to your success and can connect you to educational benefits, learning resources, and financial aid.
As a security studies graduate, you’ll be ready to pursue a career as a:
Our instructors bring extensive backgrounds in security, intelligence, and law enforcement to the program courses. You will have the opportunity to study security management from men and women with first-hand experience in both government and private sectors. The program faculty consists of workers in the FBI, law enforcement intelligence, emergency response, and more.
Students applying to the MPS in Security Management program must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applications to the program must include the following:
Applicants may be conditionally admitted and allowed to take one class in their first semester, in which a B or better must be earned to be fully admitted to the program. Students who do not meet the 3.00-grade point average in their undergraduate coursework but who possess sufficient professional experience in the security studies field may be admitted provisionally into the program.
Completed applications are reviewed by the MPS Director and Admissions Committee throughout the year.
To begin the admissions process, complete the online application.
The School of Professional Advancement awards the MPS in Security Management degree following the successful completion of 11 graduate courses comprised of nine core courses, one elective, and one capstone course. No thesis is required. In order to earn the MPS, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Students must also submit an application for degree, available from the School of Professional Advancement Dean’s office, at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to complete all required coursework.
Students admitted to the MPS program must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better to be considered in good academic standing. Students whose grade point average falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation and limited to a maximum of six credit hours in the subsequent semester. Students will be removed from academic probation when they earn an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.
Students may apply one B- toward degree requirements; however, students who earn a second B- will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any coursework attempted will be dismissed from the program.
Students in good standing may petition to transfer a maximum of nine credit hours (three courses) of graduate coursework from other colleges or universities to the MPS degree. However, only courses with grades of B or better, completed within five years of enrolling in the MPS program, may be considered for transfer credit.
The MPS consists of nine core graduate courses that encompass various security sector topics such as emergency and risk management, threat assessment, cyber threats and homeland security, corporate security, financial security, and more. The program concludes with a capstone project that synthesizes the full range of knowledge, skills, and abilities students developed over the entirety of their program. Students will develop a business-based project, creating a security proposal for a business or local government sector entity.
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