The major in Fire Science prepares students for careers in fire protection and for graduate-level protection studies. (Prerequisites & Requirements Admissions

Faculty Advisor: Professor Robert Till, 212-484-1379

Fire Science Four Year Advisement Plan 

The major in Fire and Emergency Service provides a foundation in fire and emergency services, with related courses in management and administration. The major prepares students for careers in fire services, emergency management and administrative aspects of emergency medical services. Students can choose among three specializations: Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services, or Emergency Management. (Core Courses & SpecializationsAdmissions

Faculty Advisor: Professor Robert Till, 212-484-1379 ,

Fire and Emergency Services Four Year Advisement Plan
Fire and Emergency Services Four Year Advisement Plan for students prior to Fall 2012  

The major in Security Management concentrates on the analysis of security vulnerabilities and the administration of programs designed to reduce losses in public institutions and private corporations. The program prepares students for careers as managers, consultants and entrepreneurs. (Prerequisites & Requirements Admissions

Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Robert McCrie, 212-237-8386,

Security Management Four Year Advisement Plan 

For information on the Fire Science minor, see Professor Robert Till, Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management,  212-484-1379,

Fire Science Four Year Advisement Plan

The minor in Security Management targets the analysis of security risks and vulnerabilities, along with the administration of programs designed to reduce loss — in public and private institutions and corporations. The minor helps prepare students for careers as managers, consultants and entrepreneurs. Every public institution and private corporation has a security function associated with its mission. Understanding this function within a particular industry or public enterprise enhances the skill set of the professional working in or studying that field. Further, understanding the principles, practices and law within the security field enables individuals to better safeguard their person, property and privacy — both inside and outside of the work environment. (Requirements Admissions

Faculty Coordinator: Dr. Robert McCrie, 212-237-8386, 

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. Students must choose one of the following specializations: Fire Protection, Security Management, or Emergency Management.

Program Director: Professor Charles Nemeth, 212-237-8756,

The Master's of Science in Security Management is a fully online degree directed at professionals in the private security, homeland security and aligned law enforcement communities.  The degree directs its chief purpose to the preparation and training of those who supervise, direct, manage and oversee security at a wide of settings including but not limited to critical infrastructure, federal, state and local agencies, facilities and entities, cultural and artistic centers, energy and power facilities as well a host of other locales.   The curricular emphasis is on the applied reality that private sector professionals face each and every day as well as research and evaluation of best practices in the industry.  Finally, the program recognizes the role and importance of public-private partnerships in the delivery of these and other aligned services. 

Program Director: Professor Marie-Helen Maras, 212-621-4168,

The Master of Science in Emergency Management program prepares students for responsible positions and leadership in public, non-profit, and private organizations. The program includes preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating future losses from the broad range of threats including natural and public health hazards and man-made or technological events. The program includes courses in emerging technologies, legal and organizational frameworks, and necessary knowledge to design and implement effective programs to reduce the toll that disasters and other emergencies take on individuals, organizations, and society in complex urban environments. This program is consistent with the College's long-standing mission in public safety, and graduate emergency management courses already offered at the College.

Program Director: Professor Charles Jennings, 646-557-4638,

The advanced certificate program offers advanced instruction related to theory, legal structure, federal doctrine, and practice of emergency management. The advanced certificate addresses the five phases of emergency management: prepare, respond, recover, mitigate, and prevent.  It includes courses that deal with the history of emergency management and disasters, legal frameworks and intergovernmental aspects of emergency management, and the role of private and non-profit organizations in disaster response. The program incorporates preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural, as well as man-made, disasters. Both public and private perspectives are recognized.  Students must complete the introductory course, three courses in advanced emergency management topics and the 1-credit seminar course.

​Program Director: Professor Charles Jennings, 646-557-4638,