Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security / Agricultural Biosecurity & Food Defense
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

There are a variety of threats to our agriculture and food supply chain that occur naturally or are man-made, causing illness or loss of life, generating fear, causing economic loss, and creating social instability. The online MPS in Homeland Security / Agricultural Biosecurity & Food Defense degree program from Pennsylvania State University provides students with foundational knowledge in the following areas, so they may combat these threats:

  • Plant, animal, and food security issues
  • Surveillance systems for infectious diseases
  • Diagnostic and sensor technologies
  • Disease-predictive models
  • Protection and mitigation approaches
  • Microbial forensic capabilities

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Pennsylvania State University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent