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Homeland Security - Intelligence and Geospatial Analysis

12 months
1007 USD/credit 33231 USD/year
1007 USD/credit 33231 USD/year
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Combine intelligence analysis with geospatial science and technology to gain situational awareness and provide a decisive advantage in preventing and responding to homeland security threats. This online Homeland Security - Intelligence and Geospatial Analysis degree program at Pennsylvania State University can help improve the accuracy of your organization's most critical intelligence assessments.


The best intelligence resource is an educated analyst. The Intelligence and Geospatial Analysis option within the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Homeland Security - Intelligence and Geospatial Analysis at Pennsylvania State University, offered in partnership with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Online Geospatial Education, is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of the analyst to produce accurate intelligence to help save lives, improve government, and assist businesses. Intelligence is applied in such law enforcement, homeland security, emergency management, 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
  • securing critical infrastructure and key resources


Employer industries are primarily federal government agencies, but any employer with the need for mapping, management, and analysis of geographic data increasingly uses geospatial intelligence. Graduates with this option can work in various occupations:

  • geospatial analyst
  • geospatial Intelligence specialist
  • senior imagery analyst
  • imagery analyst
  • intelligence analyst
  • spectral analyst
  • GEOINT data specialist
  • crime analyst

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring Imagery and Elevation Data in GIS Applications
  • Problem Solving with GIS
  • Agricultural Biosecurity: Protecting a Key Infrastructure
  • Disaster Communication
  • Topographic Mapping with Lidar
  • GIS Database Development
  • Cartography and Visualization
  • GIS Application Development
  • Advanced Analytic Methods for Geospatial Intelligence

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. 
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • GPA and Test Scores — Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required
  • English Proficiency
  • References (3)
  • Résumé — Upload your résumé to the online application. 
  • Statement of Purpose — A statement of no more than 500 words explaining to the admissions committee how your professional experience and goals relate to the program to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33231 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33231 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1007 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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