Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security / Geospatial Intelligence
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online MPS in Homeland Security / Geospatial Intelligence degree program from Pennsylvania State University prepares students for careers as geospatial analysts, geospatial intelligence specialists, senior imagery analysts, imagery analysts, intelligence analysts, spectral analysts, GEOINT data specialists, crime analysts, and more. The knowledge gained in this program can be applied in such law enforcement, homeland security, and business applications as:

  • Investigating organized crime and serial criminal activity
  • Anticipating and preventing terrorist activities
  • Detecting and assessing threats from criminal and terrorist groups 
  • Preparing for and responding to emergencies and disasters
  • Gaining a geographic advantage over an adversary 


  • 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
    • 2+ 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