Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security / Public Health Preparedness
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online MPS in Homeland Security / Public Health Preparedness degree program from Pennsylvania State University is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to respond efficiently and effectively to natural and man-made disasters. Ideal for federal, state, and local emergency management officials, public health practitioners, health care providers, hospital administrators and managers, and first responders, this programs covers topics such as:

  • Public Health Preparedness for Disaster & Terrorist Emergencies
  • Public Health Evaluation of Disasters & Bioterrorism
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection of Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Disaster Communication
  • Crisis, Disaster & Risk Management


  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Three references
  • Résumé
  • Statement of purpose
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores or meet one of the following criteria:
    • 3.00 undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) either overall or of the last 60 credits
    • 3+ years of professional work experience
    • 3.00 GPA upon completion of graduate certificate
    • Successful completion of a graduate or professional degree

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education