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Strategic Security & Protection Management

Master’s of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management Meet our Faculty Compare Master's Programs Tuition Military Benefits Program Advisory Board

Required Courses

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PRO 500 Advanced Executive Protection


SEC 522 Advanced Surveillance and Countersurveillance


INT 584 Area Studies Analysis


TCT 600 Advanced Counterterrorism


RES 695 Research


FRP 697 Writing for Publication



Elective Courses

(select two)

INT 550 Advanced Open Source Intelligence

PRO 595 Advanced Protection Operations

PRO 596 Advanced Protective Intelligence

SOC 510 Terrorists Group Dynamics

MGT 605 Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System



Elective Courses/Area of Emphasis

(select two areas)

Collection Management

INT 570 All Source Intelligence

INT 575 Intelligence Policy and Reform

INT 521 Advanced Intelligence Collection

Counterintelligence

TCT 517 WMD Terrorism

INT 552 Counterespionage

INT 502 Vetting

Counterterrorism

INT 525 Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

SOC 570 Cults and Charismatic Leaders

TCT 620 Advanced Domestic Terrorism

Intelligence Operations

INT 680 Operational Concepts and Planning (Targeting)

INT 609 Case Studies in Covert Operations

INT 560 Strategic Intelligence

Analysis

INT 580 Leadership Analysis

INT 581 Political Analysis

INT 584 Area Studies Analysis

Extremist Organizations

SOC 571 Secret Societies

SOC 570 Cults and Charismatic Leaders

HIST 508 Extremist Organizations

Counterterrorism Strategies

INT 551 Double Agents, Denial and Deception

INT 535 Cover

SOC 510 Terrorism Group Dynamics

Terrorist Operations

PSY 576 Analyzing the Terrorist Mind

INT 609 Case Studies in Covert Operations

INT 552 Counterespionage

Terrorism and Society

TCT 637 Terrorism and Society

PRO 679 Kidnapping Strategies

TCT 590 Influence Warfare

Cyber/Information Security

MGT 605 Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System

SEC 665 Computer Intrusion Defense

INT 617 Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

Protective Intelligence

SEC 522 Advanced Surveillance and Countersurveillance

INT 521 Advanced Intelligence Collection

SEC 537 Hostage Negotiation, Hostage Survival

Threat Assessment

PRO 520 Stalking and Workplace Violence

PRO 690 Advanced Threat Assessment

SEC 621 Background Investigations

Protection Operations

SEC 535 Advanced Vehicular Security

PRO 521 Advanced Building and Perimeter Security

PRO 660 Explosives and Arson Security

Corporate Security

SEC 530 Evidence & Crime Scene Management

INT 617 Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

SEC 611 White Collar Crime

Applied Counterterrorism

SEC 505 Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness

TCT 595 Advanced Counterterrorism Operations

TCT 596 Origins, Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism


Security Research Studies

INT 550 Advanced Open Source Intelligence

TCT 600 Advanced Domestic Terrorism

PSY 576 Analyzing the Terrorist Mind


Leadership for Security Professionals

SEC 505 Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness

INT 580 Leadership Analysis

MGM 551 Intelligence Team Management

“Through my studies at Henley-Putnam, I was prepared for my new Personal Security Detail Team Leader position with a private security contractor in Afghanistan.”

-Ginger Isom, Security Management degree student

Master’s of Science in Strategic Security and Protection Management

The master's in protection management program unites proven successful management practices with proven methods for meeting a wide variety of security and protective services to individuals and businesses.  The protection management degree emphasizes the most important advanced protection training skills by requiring students take security management courses in advanced protection, intelligence and terrorism, terrorist dynamics, and crisis preparedness and consequence management.   The master's in protection management degree provides for high-level development of proficiency in threat assessment, workplace violence, physical security, white collar crime and cyber warfare, among other security management courses.


Program Learning Outcomes


  • Evaluate, prioritize, and manage various information sources in strategic security in order to develop courses of action
  • Perform sophisticated threat analysis through demonstrated technical approaches and through application of conceptual skills
  • Synthesize strategic leadership competencies through understandings of complex cases in the current security environment
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums to key stakeholders
  • Appraise and apply policies, reforms, and ethics through integrating information literacy competencies

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