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Security Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Bellevue, NE, United States
Offered online and in-class, the Security Management program at Bellevue University prepares you to lead -- with the skills and knowledge necessary to address emerging threats, terrorism, homeland defense, information security, and critical infrastructure protection.
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The Security Management program at Bellevue University may help expand your opportunities for management or leadership roles by developing critical thinking and decision-making skills in:

  • Security and law enforcement
  • Crime prevention
  • Threat assessment
  • Public safety
  • Criminal justice

In the security degree program, faculty with industry experience will help guide you to complete real-world projects on Homeland Security and security management. In the cohort format, you’ll progress from start to finish with a tight-knit group of peers who each contribute unique professional experiences. 

Together you'll examine and apply best practices for security, emergency preparedness, disaster management, and effective collaboration with public and private agencies.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master's in Security Management will be able to:

  • Identify potential threats such as bioterrorism, nuclear terrorism, and cyber terrorism
  • Conduct a vulnerability assessment
  • Lead an organization’s effort to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters
  • Utilize analytical technologies of modeling, risk analysis, and loss estimation
  • Develop a leadership style consistent with principles and practices of security management and emergency preparedness methods
  • Apply the Homeland Security philosophy through effective management skills

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Homeland Security Principles and Practices
  • Terrorism and Homeland Defense Fundamentals
  • Homeland Security Project One
  • Critical Infrastructure: Analysis and Strategies 
  • Emergency Preparedness and Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Completed Application Form
  • Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • An official evaluation of foreign credentials
  • Verification of funds to show sufficient funds to study in the United States

Tuition Fee

  • International

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    585 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 585 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bellevue

  • 1018 - 1570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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