Security Management

The City University of New York

M.Sc. Online
12 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The online Master of Science Program in Security Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York 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 Security Management 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.

 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, two 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Protection Management Systems
  • Risk, Threat, and Critical Infrastructure
  • Privatization: Models and Applications for Private Justice
  • Legal, Regulatory, and Administrative Issues in Private Sector Justice
  • Analytical Methods in Protection Management
  • Organization Theory and Management
  • Capital and Operational Budgeting
  • Security of Information Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are applying to the Master of Science in Security Management program, a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 ("B") and higher is required. 
  • Applicants with undergraduate gpa(s) lower than 3.0 can submit a personal statement advocating for their admissions with their application. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 855 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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