Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

School of Criminal Justice

Graduate Study
Graduate Specialization in Security Management

The complexities of modern society have combined to generate a variety of threats to business organizations, information networks, government installations and operations, and individuals.  The Graduate Specialization in Security Management is designed for students who are interested in private and government security.

The specialization, which is administered by the School of Criminal Justice, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in master's degree programs at Michigan State University.  The specialization should be of particular interest to students who are enrolled in certain programs in the Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Social Science.

The Specialization in Security Management is designed to help students to understand:

  1. The business and technical aspects of protecting private and government assets.
  2. The administrative, management, technical, and legal problems of asset protection and loss prevention.
  3. Concepts related to protecting personal and personnel rights, proprietary information, facilities, and other assets of an organization.
  4. Security's relationship to the value of freedom and democratic principles in our society.

With the approval of the department or school and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the master's degree.

Requirements for the Graduate Specialization in Security Management:

The student must complete:

               
1. All of the following courses (15 credits):  
  CJ 801 Crime Causation, Prevention, and Control 3
  CJ 811 Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research 3
  CJ 812 Criminal Justice Management Seminar 3
  CJ 885 Security Management 3
  CJ 886 Security Administration 3
  An equivalent course may be substituted for Criminal Justice 811 and 812 with approval of a Criminal Justice advisor.  
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  LIR 823 Organizational Behavior in Labor and Industrial Relations 3
  MGT 824 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
  PLS 810 Proseminar in Public Administration 3
  PSY 860 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3