Academic Advising

At SSP, we value student success and recognize that education is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. SSP has a team of dedicated academic advisors who work closely with students on creating a course of study, choosing courses, and addressing academic issues. SSP students are expected to meet with their academic advisor, either the Director of Academic Affairs or the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs, for questions concerning course work and academic policies and procedures. Currently enrolled students may schedule appointments with their academic advisor through the Advising Calendar. Appointments can be either in-person, over the phone, or via Skype.

Full-Time vs. Part-Time

SSP recognizes the benefit of having students who are currently working or interning in the security field. As such, we not only accommodate but encourage part-time students. All but a small number of SSP courses take place in the evening, as do many of our social and academic events. In addition, we offer a range of summer courses, allowing part-time students to complete the program in as little as 2 years. Students completing the program full-time are expected to enroll in 3 courses each semester. Typically, full-time students complete their degree in 2 years. Students completing the program on a part-time basis are expected to enroll in a minimum of 2 courses each semester. Part-time students are given up to 3 years to complete the program. SSP students have the option of enrolling in the SSP either as full-time or part-time students. Students are able to change from full-time status to part-time status on a semester-by-semester basis depending on their professional obligations. All students are expected to complete the SSP in at most 3 years from their matriculation.