The Master of Science in Security Studies is a unique program that provides a comprehensive security management program to individuals wanting to advance their knowledge, skills, and qualifications within the dynamic field of security. Security already has an affinity to the administration of justice. This specialized degree program is intended to produce professionals who are best qualified to meet the unique demands of the criminal justice system and homeland security. The broad educational objective of the program is to graduate "managers and leaders," individuals who will possess expertise in both theoretical and experiential dimensions of security management. The rationale of this approach is to produce managers who are knowledgeable of pragmatic issues and who are on the cutting edge of strategic issues facing security in the future. A graduate of the Master of Science in Security Studies will possess the necessary skills and credentials that will be in high demand in both public and private sectors in Texas, throughout the United States, and internationally.