Pennsylvania State University

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Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security

Format: Online

Program Description:

Occupations in homeland security and homeland defense continue to grow in both the federal government and private sector. Penn State's graduate programs in homeland security can prepare you to be a leader in the growing field of homeland security. The program provides a curriculum that will help you learn to:

•    identify and assess potential threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences
•    comprehend major policy and legislation that shapes homeland security
•    apply the skills for procuring and acting on information
•    recognize how natural and man-made catastrophes affect society and the domestic and global economy
•    develop an awareness of the cultural, social, psychological, political, and legal aspects of terrorism and counterterrorism

The online master of professional studies in homeland security is unique in that it offers many specialized tracks from which to choose, allowing you to tailor your studies to complement your strengths and interests.

Choose the master's degree option that best meets your career advancement goals or pursue a standalone certificate in one of multiple areas. Penn State offers a series of homeland security core courses that can provide you with a fundamental understanding of homeland security, and then you can choose the specializations that best meet your career advancement goals. 

You may choose to begin your education as a homeland security certificate student or as a student in the master's degree program. The credits you earn in the certificate may be applied toward the Master’s in Homeland Security.

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We strive to create an online learning environment that brings you as close to the face-to-face experience as possible.


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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: NotAvailable

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $853-$880 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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