Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security
The 33-credit intercollege master of professional studies in homeland security is the most comprehensive online homeland security degree, providing graduates the skills to succeed as a future leader in homeland security.
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 one of five specializations: the general homeland security base program which focuses on policy and organization, or options in public health preparedness, geospatial intelligence, information security and forensics, or agricultural biosecurity and food defense.
A partnership of six Penn State colleges and Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, this program provides a homeland security education portfolio that can suit the needs of many individuals working in this field or looking for a new career path in this field.
Career opportunities for those interested in pursuing the homeland security program include upper-level positions in the U.S. Homeland Security Enterprise and Departments such as DHS and its components (CBP, FEMA, TSA, etc.), and in particular in civil security including emergency and crisis management, business continuity, infrastructure protection, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, and physical security. The Homeland Security Enterprise including international partners, career opportunities include international security institutions as well, and the program also serves international students interested in education from one of the leaders in homeland security studies in the U.S.
- iMPS-HLS student guidebook
- Penn State University Libraries Homeland Security Research Guide
- Homeland Security Advisory Council
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