Master of Professional Studies Degree Programs
Today, as corporations conduct most of their business and financial transactions over computer networks, knowledgeable computer experts are in high demand. Top security measures need to be put into place to protect data, combat cyber-attacks, and prepare for the next generation of computer networks.
The Penn State College of IST has responded by creating three master of professional studies (MPS) degree programs that target seasoned professionals and leverage their extensive industry knowledge.
MPS in Information Sciences
The 33-credit Master of Professional Studies in Information Sciences (MPS in IS) online degree program is designed for professionals and organizational leaders who want to take on greater responsibilities related to information technology, and for those who want to transition into a career that uses information sciences to support decision making.
The Information Assurance and Decision Support (IADS) option focuses on information analysis, cyber security, information assurance, and decision support. Graduates in the IADS option can work in fields including intelligence analysis, information assurance engineering, and systems integration. Learn more.
MPS in Homeland Security - Information Security and Forensics Option
Cyber threats and cybersecurity are increasingly critical areas of focus for the U.S. government, with the Department of Homeland Security serving as the coordinating agency. If you are a computer and information systems specialist looking to advance your career, or to move into the government or private sector supporting government initiatives, the Information Security and Forensics (ISF) option in the Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security (MPS in HLS/ISF) will help you achieve your goals.
The 33-credit MPS in HLS option includes core courses that build an understanding of the theories, skills, and technologies associated with network security, cyber threat defense and forensics, intelligence analysis, risk assessment, security policy development, and privacy protection and assurance. Learn more.
MPS in Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise architecture (EA) is the process of translating business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating, and improving the key requirements, principles, and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution and transformation. The goals of EA are to improve organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and agility by delivering business-aligned enterprise systems.
The 36-credit Master of Professional Studies in EA online degree program offers you a comprehensive education in the principles and practices of EA by integrating strategic, business, and technology planning methods in order to understand, analyze, justify, and communicate business solutions. Learn more.