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Homeland Security Education
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7 specializations
Choose the base program or an option to customize your degree.
9 certificates
Earn a graduate certificate as an extra credential or as a step toward your master's degree.

Now More than Ever, a Degree That Makes a Difference — 100% Online

In today’s ever-changing threat environment, a quality education could help you make a difference in both your career and our nation.  Penn State's online homeland security portfolio is built around a foundational all-hazards approach to homeland security that is applicable to both the public and private sector with options and certificates in a variety of specializations.  

Master's Degree

  • Homeland Security Base Program
  • Homeland Security – Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense Option
  • Homeland Security – Counterterrorism Option
  • Homeland Security – Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention Option
  • Homeland Security – Geospatial Intelligence Option
  • Homeland Security – Information Security and Forensics Option
  • Homeland Security – Public Health Preparedness Option

Graduate Certificates

  • Agricultural Biosecurity and Food Defense 
  • Counterterrorism  
  • Cyber Threat Analytics and Prevention 
  • Geospatial Intelligence Analytics 
  • Geospatial Intelligence Applications
  • Homeland Security Graduate Certificate
  • Hospital and Health System Preparedness
  • Information Systems Cybersecurity
  • Public Health Preparedness

To learn more about homeland security degree programs, please visit our website.

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This is the real Penn State. You will take the same classes with the same curriculum developed by the same professors who teach courses at our brick and mortar campuses. You can expect the same caliber of academic quality that you associate with Penn State.