Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online MPS in Homeland Security degree program from Pennsylvania State University is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of homeland security in a global context and prepare them for careers in both the public and private sector. Courses cover a range of topics such as:

  • Homeland Security Administration, Policies & Programs
  • Social & Ethical Issues
  • Violence, Threats, Terror & Insurgency
  • Disaster Communication
  • U.S. Homeland Security Law


  • 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