Master of Science in Security Administration

Master of Science in Security Administration

Curriculum                                           Admission/Graduation Requirements

Southwestern College’s Master of Science in Security Administration (MSSA) program prepares learners to take on increasing levels of responsibility and leadership positions as mid- to upper-level managers in the security industry. In addition to knowledge in security-related subject matter, students at Southwestern College Professional Studies can learn problem solving techniques, leadership skills, critical thinking and how to apply theory to practice. This Security Administration degree online program is directed toward those entering into and advancing in the growing security industry. Graduates can go on to work in private or government security fields such as physical security, vulnerability assessment, information security, homeland security, emergency management, risk management, contingency and continuity planning, and crime prevention. In our Master’s in Security Administration online program, courses concentrate on business strategies, risk management, planning, assessment, best practices, and security concepts and practices. If you are searching for business schools in Kansas or online, a Master’s in Security Administration online degree from Southwestern College Professional Studies can help you work toward a better future.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assess the emerging criminal and terrorist threats that pose serious challenges to business management.
  2. Formulate leadership competencies, asset protection strategies, risk assessment models, measureable metrics, successful communication, and strategic planning.
  3. Analyze organizational risks, propose risk management processes, design and assess building and organizational security and safety, and evaluate information security issues.
  4. Differentiate between the legal rights available to security officers and the responsibilities of security personnel and businesses, as well as the private and public investigative process, tools of investigations, and types of investigations.
  5. Evaluate the homeland security system, including key federal, state, local, and private organizations, policy issues, technologies, legislation, and preparedness strategies in addition to the best practices from past emergencies and terrorist events.
  6. Synthesize theories of domestic and international terrorism with consequence management approaches and assemble an emergency and disaster response plan, hazard and risk reduction strategies, and contingency planning to protect vital facilities and critical operations.

Contact us today to learn more about earning your security administration degree online at Southwestern College.