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

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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)

Application Requirements

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