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


  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Official transcripts
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • GRE scores, if applicable
  • TOEFL, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education