2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

Protection Management, Master of Science

Program Director: Professor Robert McCrie

The Master of Science in Protection Management Program provides advanced professional education in theory, design, management and operation of fire and security protection, and emergency management systems. Programs and procedures, and their practical application, are explored in a variety of public, commercial and residential settings.

Protection Management Advising: rmccrie@jjay.cuny.edu

Degree Requirements

The program requires 39 credits of coursework. Students must choose one of the following specializations:

  • Fire Protection Management
  • Security Management
  • Emergency Management

Students may elect to follow the Protection Management General Track or Thesis Track.

General Track - Comprehensive Exam/Project

All students on the general track must pass a comprehensive examination designed to evaluate students’ understanding of key knowledge and their ability to formulate responses to conceptual and practical applications of theories and practices taught in the program, and to express themselves effectively in writing for a professional audience. The Comprehensive Exam/Project is offered once every Fall and Spring term.

Thesis Track

Permission from the program director is required in order to select the thesis track, which is available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Completed at least 12 credits with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Earned a grade of B+ or higher in PMT 715/PAD 715 Analytical Methods in Protection Management

The thesis track fulfills 6 credits of the elective/specialization degree requirements.

Required Courses

PMT 701Introduction to Protection Management Systems

3

PMT 711Introduction to Emergency Management

3

PMT 712Theory and Design of Fire Protection Systems

3

PMT 740Safety and Security in the Built Environment

3

PMT 781Risk Analysis and Loss Prevention

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Required Management and Analytic Courses

PAD 702Human Resources Management

3

PAD 705Organization Theory and Management

3

 

PAD 715Research Methods in Public Administration

3

or

PMT 715Analytical Methods in Protection Management

3

 

PAD 744Capital and Operational Budgeting and Fiscal Management

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Specializations

Complete three courses from one of the following specializations.

Fire PMT Specialization

PMT 703Analysis of Building and Fire Codes

3

PMT 751Contemporary Fire Protection Issues

3

PMT 752Advanced Fire Protection Systems

3

Security Management Specialization

DELETE

CRJ 754/PAD 754Investigative Techniques

3

PMT 753Theory and Design of Security Systems

3

PMT 754Contemporary Issues in Security Management

3

SEC 733Legal, Regulatory and Administrative Issues in Private Sector Justice

3

Emergency Management Specialization

Required Courses
PMT 760Emergency Management: Mitigation and Recovery

3

PMT 763Emergency Management: Preparedness

3

Electives
PMT 761Technology in Emergency Management

3

PMT 762Business Continuity Planning

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Electives

Select one course.

CRJ 746Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence

3

CRJ 744Terrorism and Politics

3

PAD 726The Politics and Process of Outsourcing

3

PAD 748Project Management

3

Any other Protection Management course not otherwise required.

3

Any other relevant graduate course by permission of the program director.

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 39