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Earn Your Master’s in Security Management Online

People, property, and information all need protection in today’s world, and ensuring their safety requires unique knowledge and expertise. To sharpen your capabilities in this critical and complex field, earn your MA in Security Management online from American Public University (APU).

APU’s programs are online with 24/7 access and no set login times. At APU, there are no entrance exams and classes start every month, so you can begin quickly and control your schedule. Ask us about transfer credit opportunities to help you save time and money in completing your degree.

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Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates. We offer many grant options. These grants represent a savings on our standard tuition rate. Request information to learn more.

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For master's programs with APU’s Preferred Military Rate for eligible students.

Entrance Exams

No GRE®, GMAT™, or other standardized test scores required. Classes start monthly.

Application Fee

There is no cost to apply for undergraduate and master’s-level programs.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost ebooks to minimize your expenses.

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Why You Should Earn This Master's From APU

Essential Coursework

You will develop a solid understanding of asset protection, loss prevention management, ethics, and security program evaluation by enrolling in this online security management program.

Focused On Your Future

Choose coursework that aligns with your goals or professional needs. Those engaged in the corporate sector can explore cases in executive decision-making and industrial espionage. Individuals with interests in facilities can pursue classes in security architecture and airport security design.

Global Perspective

The tragedy of 9/11 spurred significant awareness surrounding the need for and implementation of measures to combat terrorism. You have the opportunity to choose coursework that probes international terrorism as well as homeland security and defense.

Real-World Expertise

To prepare you to oversee security management measures within the private or public sector, you will learn from faculty sharing their practical knowledge from government agencies, the military, defense and intelligence communities, and Fortune 500 companies.

Helping You Save on Your Master's

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* All U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, (parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents) are eligible for the Preferred Military Rate of $250/credit hour for undergraduate and $290/credit hour for master’s-level courses. The Preferred Military Rate, which is applied automatically, supersedes all other university grants and special rates, and cannot be combined with any other special promotions.

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