Professional Security Studies


    New Jersey City University is a National Center of Academic Excellence
    as designated by the National Security Agency
    in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security.

    Effective 2009-2014.

    The Department of Professional Security Studies focuses on a student – centered, scholar-practitioner approach to education. Its mission is to facilitate access, create opportunities and provide a supportive environment for achieving academic success through; learning and appreciation of subject matter, professional and personal growth and the development of identified and marketable global and disciplinary competencies. Degree programs are designed for practicing security professionals as well as students seeking careers in the field. Course work is offered at our satellite campuses in Wall, NJ and Woodbridge, NJ.

    The Professional Security Studies Department is nationally recognized in Security Education and certified by the National Security Agency in
    Information Security Standard 4011 (INFOSEC) Effective 2012-2017 and
    Information Systems Security Office (ISSO) 4014E. Effective 2013-2018.

    The National Security Agency’s program goal is to “reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in Information Assurance (IA) and producing a growing number of professionals with IA expertise in various disciplines.” Certification… “Assure(s) the very finest preparation of professionals entrusted with securing our critical information.”

    Explore the INFOSEC and Certification programs here.

    Subsequently, NJCU established the Dr. Dorothy E. Denning Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The primary purpose of the Center is to promote the study of Information Assurance and to develop opportunities for students in the area of Cyber Security.

    Click to learn more about the Dr. Dorothy E. Denning Center of Academic Excellence.

    Our Undergraduate and Graduate programs demonstrate a long history of contemporary educational offerings:

    • NJCU is proud to offer the first Doctorate of Science in Civil Security Leadership, Management and Policy in the U.S
    • The first comprehensive graduate program of its kind in the Metropolitan area
    • The only institution of higher education in the State offering a bachelor’s degree in Security, awarding degrees since 2005