Program Summary

Acquire a broad base of knowledge relevant to the current policies and programs of the homeland security administration with a focus on preventing cyber attacks and understanding cyber laws in this online program.

How To Apply
Apply by July 15 to start August 23

How To Apply 

Costs and Financial Aid

33 Credits $924 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Learn to Prevent, Detect, and Neutralize Cyberattacks

With an ever-expanding reliance on digital technology in many people's professional and personal lives, there is a sharp increase in the risk of cyberattacks on personal information, financial security, and physical safety. Skilled cyber security professionals are in demand now, more than ever before, to prevent the catastrophic damages that can be caused by cyber threats and cyber terrorism.

Who Should Apply?

The online MPS in Homeland Security - Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention (CTAP) option, offered in partnership with Penn State Great Valley, is ideal for professionals who are either working in or would like to transition to a career in homeland security or cyber threat analysis and prevention. Individuals who are responsible for technical analysis and solutions to hacking, espionage, security, and counterterrorism over networks and the internet may be particularly interested in this program.

Penn State's MPS in Homeland Security - CTAP Curriculum

The course work in the MPS in Homeland Security - CTAP option can help you acquire a broad base of knowledge relevant to the current policies and programs of the homeland security administration. It can further provide you with a focus on preventing cyberattacks and understanding cyber laws, as well as addressing network vulnerabilities, system threats, and cyber terrorism. With this curriculum, you can build on your expertise in these key areas:

  • social and ethical issues relating to homeland security
  • domestic and global views of violence and terrorism
  • data collection and analysis
  • security and privacy in the digital age

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, or application instructions. 

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