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Professional Studies in Homeland Security

Penn State World Campus

Master Online
12 months
Duration
924 USD/credit
924 USD/credit
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About

Professional Studies in Homeland Security degree from Penn State World Campus is ideal for federal, state, and local officials, and individuals in private industry looking for a background in homeland security topics. The program also serves international students interested in education from one of the leaders in homeland security studies in the United States.

Overview

Professional Studies in Homeland Security degree from Penn State World Campus can help prepare continuing and emerging homeland security leaders with the knowledge of institutions, policies, strategies, and values required for preparedness, protection, prevention, response, recovery, mitigation, and analysis of catastrophic events in the context of an all-hazards driven comprehensive approach.

Careers

Graduates of this program can expect to follow a number of career paths depending on the specialization they choose. Career opportunities for those interested in pursuing the homeland security program include upper-level positions in various government agencies, particularly in civil security including emergency and crisis management, business continuity, infrastructure protection, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, and physical security.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Homeland Security Administration: Policies and Programs
  • Homeland Security: Social and Ethical Issues
  • Violence, Threats, Terror, and Insurgency
  • Multifaceted Approaches to Homeland Security
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Imperatives in Homeland Defense and Security
  • Engineering Across Cultures and Nations
  • Disaster Communication
  • Agricultural Biosecurity: Protecting a Key Infrastructure

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

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. Your statement could include aspects such as the following: Your reasons for pursuing the degree; why you feel you are a good candidate for the program; and any information you would like the admissions committee to know about you personally and/or professionally.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    924 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 924 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    924 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 924 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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