Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security / Counterterrorism
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The growth of international and domestic terrorism has created a heightened demand for educated professionals who can proactively create counterterrorism policies and swiftly respond to potential or realized acts of terror. The online MPS in Homeland Security / Counterterrorism degree program from Pennsylvania State University prepares students for these roles with an understanding of strategic, policy-based and practical solutions for terrorism that are appropriate for both government and the private and nonprofit sectors. Graduates are equipped to:

  • Understand the conditions that give rise to terrorism
  • Identify and evaluate basic counterterrorism operations
  • Plan and execute programs for intelligence gathering 
  • Collect and analyze data and turn it into actionable information


  • 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