Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management Safety and Leadership Management Curriculum

Online Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management Safety Leadership and Management Curriculum

Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

Safety, Security and Emergency Management Core Courses

SSE 815 SSEM Administration 3 Credits

Examination of administrative concepts and principles regarding organizing and managing the functional areas of fire, safety and security. Development of organizational and administrative structure to include policy formulation, goals and objectives, managerial tasks and impact evaluations within an encompassing safety, security and emergency framework.

SSE 826 Emergency Preparation and Response 3 Credits

In-depth study of the planning process, program development, training and assessment for response to man-made and natural emergencies/disasters within the public and private sectors.

SSE 827 Issues in Security Management 3 Credits

Survey of salient issues and concerns confronting security managers. Examines the application and contribution of various management concepts and philosophies to asset protection issues such as information security, personnel protection, threat analysis, technological adaptation and resource allocation.

SSE 833 Legislation & Legal Compliance 3 Credits

Comprehensive study and analysis of federal/state regulations and legislation such as the OSHA, EPA, etc., which mandate compliance with certain safety, health and environmental conditions and practices relating to work performed in occupational, industrial and comparable settings.

SSE 865 Auditing for Safety, Security & Emergency Management 3 Credits

Theory and application of auditing in safety, fire, security and emergency management settings. Comprehensive study of risk/threat exposure and assessment.

SSE 880 Safety, Security, and Emergency Research/Planning 3 Credits

A. Prerequisites: APS 465 or equivalent statistics course and departmental approval. Models and applications of research design and planning in safety, security, emergency services and assets protection. Identification and evaluation of problems, information and data interpretation, and research/ planning methodologies for contemporary approaches to proactive safety, security, and emergency services.

Safety, Security and Emergency Management Electives

We offer more general electives than those listed below. In addition, students can take a course in another concentration as an elective

SSE 822 Workers’ Compensation / Labor Law 3 Credits

Comprehensive study of workers compensation and regulations; National Labor Relations Act; Title VII; A.D.E.A.; and other relevant laws applicable to the functional areas of safety, security and emergency management.

SSE 839 Co-op 3 Credits

Work under faculty and field supervisors in a cooperative placement related to student’s academic studies. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, but only three hours may count toward master’s degree. A minimum of 80 hours is required for each hour of academic credit.

SSE 897 Independent Study 3 Credits

Designed for students who have demonstrated the ability to conduct individual research relating to safety, security and emergency management. Independent study proposal form required prior to enrollment. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours credit. (Prerequisite: Departmental Approval.)

Safety and Leadership Management Courses

Electives will be chosen to make up hours

SSE 842 Safety Ethics 3 Credits

Addressed are fundamental concepts of ethics and ethical practice for safety professionals. Issues/topics include the central role of ethics, reaching agreement, cheating/free riding and dilemmas faced by the safety professional.

SSE 843 Human Resources & Change Management for Safety Professionals 3 Credits

An analysis of human resource laws and employment issues impacting the safety function, including the ADA, Title VII and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Assessment of new/pending legislation and regulations impacting the safety and employment functions.