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Choose the PHP degree or certificate that's right for you

Choose from two online graduate certificate programs in PHP or the master's in homeland security with an option in public health preparedness, offered by the Penn State College of Medicine and focused on an all-hazards approach to disaster prevention, mitigation, and response.

All courses are 100% online, so you won't need to quit your job or change your work schedule to earn a high-quality degree or certificate from a nationally recognized university.

Graduate Certificates:

Public Health Preparedness (Graduate Certificate)
Learn how to prevent or respond to disasters or emergencies that affect public health. This online graduate certificate program is designed for professionals working in emergency management roles.
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Hospital and Health System Preparedness (Graduate Certificate)
Learn valuable skills needed to protect the critical infrastructure of hospitals, medical facilities, and emergency management systems in this online hospital preparedness graduate certificate program.
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Master’s Degree:

Homeland Security – Public Health Preparedness Option (Master of Professional Studies)
Learn to respond to natural and man-made disasters with appropriate emergency management strategies for public health preparedness. This online master's degree program is the only homeland security program in the country using curriculum from a medical school, the Penn State College of Medicine.
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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.