M.Sc. Online

Security Management

The City University of New York

24 months
855 USD/credit 15390 USD/year
855 USD/credit 15390 USD/year
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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 at The City University of New York 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:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 24 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit


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.

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