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Safety, Security & Emergency Management Master of Science

THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN SAFETY, SECURITY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The M.S. degree program is designed to provide students with a broad background in safety, security, and emergency management, in addition to the option for more in-depth knowledge of at least one area of Occupational Safety, Corporate Security Operations and Emergency Management & Disaster Resilience. Students are prepared to draw logically sound conclusions, to think creatively, to communicate effectively, and to appreciate the role and responsibilities of the safety, security, and emergency management administration/professionals.

The objectives of the graduate Safety, Security, and Emergency Management program are:

  • To provide a broad based program that affords the depth of education, the specialized skills, and the sense of creativity that will allow the graduate to practice in and contribute to their field of study.
  • To provide an avenue for a highly mobile and marketable careers to individuals wishing to pursue graduate education in the SSEM discipline.
  • To add to the body of knowledge through scholarly activity, research, and advanced professional training.
  • To provide SSEM practitioners with leadership skills needed for the planning and delivery of loss prevention and safety services at the state, regional, and national levels.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

CORPORATE SECURITY OPERATIONS Online
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY Online
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & DISASTER RESILIENCE Online

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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Safety, Security, and Emergency Management**
SSE 815, 826, 827, 833, 865, and 880.
Core Requirements - 18 hours

Core Electives - 12 hours
Twelve hours selected from the following:
HLS  810, 820, 825, 830, 831, 835, SSE 822,  828,  832, 834, 839, 841, 845, 850, 860, 880, 885, 890, 897, or Concentraton.

Concentration in Emergency Management & Disaster Resilience - 12 hours
HLS 810, 830, 831, and 835.

Concentration in Corporate Security Operations - 12 hours
HLS 810, 820, 850, and SSE 827.

Concentration in Occupational Safety - 12 hours
SSE 828, 832, 834, and 845.

Total Curriculum Requirements - 36 hours


EXIT REQUIREMENTS

(Choose one option)

Comprehensive Examination – Prerequisites: Candidate must have completed or currently taking all core classes before scheduling to sit for the comprehensive examination. Candidate shall perform satisfactorily on the written comprehensive examination on their program of study and primarily focused on the core program requirements.

Capstone Applied Research Project – Prerequisites: Complete all core courses and be in the last semester of coursework prior to graduation. Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete applied research project (SSE 896) before they are eligible to graduate from the program. Candidates not able to complete all required research within the academic term must register for SSE 896-a (1 hour) for each term until the applied research is completed and approved.


CERTIFICATES

Persons with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may earn a 12-hour non-degree graduate certificate in Emergency Management & Disaster Resilience, Occupational Safety, or Corporate Security Operations. These certificates are granted by the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management and the College of Justice and Safety. The certificate may be completed online. The certificate will consist of four courses for each option. Certificate courses may be applied to the M.S. degree program if the person later applies for M.S. admission.

Certificate in Emergency Management & Disaster Resilience
HLS 810, 830, 831, and 835.
Total Curriculum Requirements - 12 hours

Certificate in Corporate Security Operations
HLS 810, 820, 850, SSE 827.
Total Curriculum Requirements - 12 hours

Certificate in Occupational Safety
SSE 828, 832, 834, and 835.
Total Curriculum Requirements - 12 hours


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