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Bachelor of Science in Security and Risk Analysis – Information and Cyber Security Option

“In the not too distant future, we anticipate that the cyber threat will pose the greatest threat to our country.”
—Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI*

Information and Cyber Security

Malware, data breaches, denial of service, phishing, and other cyber attacks are proliferating. Highly publicized attacks on major corporations, governments, infrastructure, and financial organizations are in the news almost daily, underscoring the need for professionals who are trained to recognize and deal with cyber threats.

Cyber attacks can come in a variety of forms, but often the intent is malicious — an attempt to bring down a computer system, or an intrusion seeking to access and steal intellectual or proprietary data and information. At risk are such things as trade or industry secrets, corporate reputation, customer data including credit card information, and even physical damage to equipment. In fact, a recent report by the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive highlighted the ease with which foreign collectors of economic information are able to operate in cyberspace with relatively little risk of detection by their private sector targets.

As governments and private entities become increasingly dependent on computer technology to transmit and store sensitive data, intellectual property, and financial transactions, the need for information security and risk analysis professionals will increase.

Why Security and Risk Analysis at Penn State?

Former National Security Agency Director Mike McConnell recently warned that the U.S. government is not equipped to detect and deflect a catastrophic [cyber] attack.

Penn State’s security and risk analysis degree focuses on the technologies, education, and policies to protect people, information, and other assets. Students are introduced to the tools and skills needed to determine the required confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an asset (i.e. a person, structure, facility, information, material, or process that has value).

The degree looks at how to design secure systems, evaluate and measure risk, and ensure that proper levels of privacy are maintained for individual technology users, businesses, government, and other organizations. Courses specific to information and cyber security are embedded within the degree program. These courses can provide you with an understanding of the theories, skills, and technologies associated with network security, cyber threat defense, information warfare, and critical infrastructure protection across multiple industries.

Penn State is recognized by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense. The Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology is a leader among information schools, and the faculty are a diverse group of thought leaders from numerous fields, including computer science, engineering, psychology, chemistry, artificial intelligence, and more.

Who Should Apply?

The SRA major is designed to provide a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates areas of study in information assurance (both digital and physical security), intelligence analysis, and cyber forensics. If you work in or aspire to work in areas of information and data security, system security, network security, cyber security, intelligence, cyber-intelligence, intel analytics, or cyber crime prevention, this could be an excellent program for you.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

As people and organizations continue to shift more of their business and personal interactions to the Internet, the need is growing for professionals who can keep information and data secure. You can find such careers in business and industry, government and intelligence, and protective services and criminology, among others.

With the BS in SRA, you can prepare for positions such as:

  • applications security specialist
  • network security specialist
  • computer forensics specialist
  • computer system auditor
  • intelligence analyst and specialist
  • cyber-intelligence analyst
  • business intelligence analyst
  • business process analyst
  • counterintelligence and counterterrorism threat analysis
  • economic crime analyst
  • information security analyst,
  • international crime officer
  • policy analyst
  • program and management analyst

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our residential students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about Penn State World Campus .

When you have successfully completed this program, you will receive the same Penn State diploma that all of our graduates receive. You will become part of a worldwide network of alumni and can choose to join the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world with more than 170,000 members.

*RSAC US 2012 KeynoteCombating Threats in the Cyber World: Outsmarting Terrorists, Hackers, and Spies

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If you are planning on using Pennsylvania 529 GSP funds, please follow the steps below:

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Please note: Penn State cannot request funds from a PA 529 GSP account on behalf of the account owner. Therefore, please DO NOT mail your PAF to Penn State.

PA 529 GSP mails PAFs in July or early August for the fall semester and in October for the spring semester. Summer PAFs are provided upon individual request. Additionally, a PAF can be obtained online at www.pa529.com or by calling 1-800-440-4000.

What if I have a third party paying my Student Account Statement?

What payment options do I have?

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How do I get financial aid?

If you are interested in student aid, contact the Office of Student Aid or the student aid representative at your Penn State Campus.

How do I e-sign my Federal Direct Stafford Master Promissory Note (MPN)?

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Is the amount of qualified tuition and related expenses the total amount of the tax credit I can claim on my tax return?

Not in all situations. The amount of the tax credit that you may claim will depend on your individual situation. The IRS is providing instructions on the application of the 1098-T information and eligibility requirements for the new tax credits.

Please consult your tax preparer/consultant to determine how the American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning tax credits and the Deduction for Educational Expenses affect you.

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Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Administration

Enhance your Leadership Capacity; Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

The health care system of the future must focus on greater efficiency and quality through improved technology, organization, and management. There is growing demand for new leaders who can find solutions to the problems we face, both now and in the future.

A Master of Health Administration in Health Policy and Administration (MHA) can help you combine your health-related work experience with a strong business management education, expanding your qualifications for challenging leadership positions in health care and giving you the tools to lead change in a dynamic environment.

Why Penn State World Campus

An online MHA from Penn State can provide opportunities for advancement in your career as a health care professional. The degree program is a collaboration between Penn State World Campus and the Penn State Department of Health Policy and Administration and the School of Public Affairs. This partnership connects you with faculty from a highly ranked program, with 25 years of experience guiding student learning. Experienced faculty, the residential MHA program’s 4,000+ alumni, and professional contacts help maintain the focus on emerging and complex health care leadership challenges.

Our online program is built on the experience and excellence of our nationally ranked residential MHA program, established more than twenty-five years ago and recently awarded a seven year re-accreditation (the highest achievable) by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).

The online learning format offered by Penn State World Campus makes it possible for you to fit a degree program into your life. The flexibility of studying when and where you want can give you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to make critical decisions that can affect the lives of patients and employees while maintaining your current role.

Master of Health Administration Video

Learn more about the Master of Health Administration degree from World Campus students in the program.

Who Should Apply?

The rapid evolution of the health care environment through changes in population demographics, legislation, regulation, policy, and technology means that updating your education is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity. If you have work experience in health care and want to enhance your applied business management skills, Penn State’s online MHA program was designed for you. As an applicant to the program, you should have strong academic preparation, at least five years full-time professional work experience (preferably in health care), and references from professional peers or supervisors who can attest to your commitment to the profession.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Steady job growth in health care is projected for the next several years. As a graduate of the program, you could obtain an administrative, management, or executive position in one of several health care-related organizations, including:

  • hospitals and health systems
  • medical group practices
  • clinics and outpatient care centers
  • home health care agencies
  • skilled nursing facilities
  • insurance companies
  • consulting firms
  • federal regulatory and public health agencies

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

A doctoral degree in nursing from World Campus

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a professional, practice-focused doctoral degree designed to prepare highly qualified advanced practice nurses to be leaders and deliver expert nursing care and ultimately improve health care outcomes. This degree is designed for you if you are a nurse who plans to continue in a practice role, and you have already received a bachelor’s or master’s degree with a major in nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice at Penn State

Providing quality nursing education since 1964, Penn State’s College of Nursing, in partnership with Penn State World Campus, can help you update your knowledge and skills to meet the demands of the constantly changing health care field. Based on your previous education and nursing experience, the DNP degree will have two entry options:

  • directly from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing for nurse administrators
  • post–Master of Science in Nursing for nurse administrators and advanced practice nurses

Your online DNP courses

Built on the DNP essentials developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the curriculum will focus on the translation of research into practice, transformational leadership, and advanced expert nursing practice. To support these essentials, your course work will also include nursing/change theory, foundations of advanced practice, health policy, informatics, and population-based health.

While providing you with the convenience and flexibility of an online program, the online DNP will include the same rigor you would expect from a traditional doctoral-level nursing program. In order to properly prepare you for the highest level of clinical nursing practice, you will be required to attend in-person intensive sessions and complete other doctoral benchmarks. including your candidacy examination, comprehensives, and DNP project with an oral presentation.

The Penn State College of Nursing is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. Penn State’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C. 20036; 202-887-6791).

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Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Earn Your Penn State Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering — 100% Online

Penn State’s online Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering program offers you a solid foundation in both theory and application in the rapidly evolving electrical engineering field, preparing you to excel in the workplace and potentially advance your career. As an electrical engineer, you can assume a principal role in implementing infrastructure of any scale, from the largest industrial complexes to the most intricate of applications.

Technical Proficiency Can Help Advance Your Career

As technology is always changing and expanding, your advanced technical proficiencies as an electrical engineer will continue to be in demand — you can work in any number of industries, including automotive, telecommunications, chemical, electronics manufacturing, consumer electronics, bioengineering, power generation and distribution, scientific research, military and defense, aerospace, transportation, and many more.

Why an Online Electrical Engineering Degree From Penn State?

Our 30-credit online electrical engineering program is identical to our resident program, featuring the same courses taught by the same faculty, who are active and well regarded in their fields of study. Our College of Engineering is consistently ranked among the nation’s best engineering schools, according to U.S. News World Report. And when you graduate, you’ll receive a diploma identical to those earned by students at our physical campus.

Your Online Electrical Engineering Courses

You will study topics such as electronic communication systems, control systems, signal processing, and power systems. This highly interactive program is engaging and collaborative, but still convenient for working professionals.

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Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management

Growing Complexities in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Supply chain managers oversee some of the most essential business processes affecting the profitability of corporations today. These managers are responsible for synchronizing the flow of products, information, and funds between their organizations and both their suppliers and customers in a way that adds value for the end consumers of their products. In today’s turbocharged competitive environment, supply chain managers are increasingly part of their organization’s strategic management teams that work to competitively position their organization and their supply chain in a global marketplace.

As logistics and supply chain networks become increasingly complex, with tighter deadlines and greater financial risks from disruptions, supply chain professionals can benefit from additional education and credentials to assist them in their current position or to advance their careers in logistics or supply chain management. A master’s degree in supply chain management can give you the higher-order skills and abilities to think in tandem about the people, processes, and technologies required for world-class integrated supply chain management.

Supply Chain Management Video

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Why Supply Chain Management at Penn State

Penn State World Campus has partnered with Penn State’s Smeal College of Business — top ranked in supply chain education — to offer this 2-year, 30-credit online master’s degree in supply chain management. As a student in the Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management (MPS/SCM) degree program, you will study proven theory, industry best practices, and new technologies in supply chain management. Upon graduation, you can be prepared to:

  • design and manage an effective supply chain
  • improve the operational efficiencies of a supply chain
  • understand and apply supply chain analytics
  • conduct demand forecasting, aggregate planning, and sales and operations planning for a supply chain
  • apply project management techniques in a logistics context
  • understand the implications of supply chain initiatives in terms of key financial performance metrics
  • recognize and evaluate supply chain vulnerabilities and formulate approaches to mitigate supply chain risk
  • assess fundamental dimensions of logistics strategy, innovation, transformation, and organizational leadership

A comprehensive industry report released by Gartner, Inc. consistently ranks Penn State’s supply chain program as the #1 graduate supply chain program in the United States based on industry value, program depth, and scope. Additionally, U.S. News World Report ranks the Penn State Smeal College of Business supply chain/logistics graduate program as the third best in the nation. Penn State’s Smeal College of Business is AACSB accredited and employers consistently recognize the very high quality of this master’s program.

Because the 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management consists of six courses in the master’s program, you may also apply for the certificate if you would like to add this quality credential to your transcript even before you complete the full master’s.

Who Should Apply?

The Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management degree program is designed for professionals who want to attain an advanced degree while continuing to work for their respective organizations. Although many individuals in the program have supply chain experience, the program is also appropriate if your education and/or experience may be in disciplines such as the sciences, engineering, or the liberal arts.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Organizations in virtually every industry, including nonprofit and government sectors, use supply chains in their daily operations. As a graduate of this degree program you can be prepared for a variety of upper-level supply chain management positions such as:

  • director of supply chain operations
  • senior supply chain management analyst
  • performance improvement senior manager
  • supply chain technical analyst
  • director of purchasing
  • logistics management analyst
  • commodity manager

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Expand Your Career Options with an Online Psychology Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program offers flexibility in designing a curriculum that suits your goals and career plans. Core courses provide an overview of the field of psychology, a background in research methods and critical thinking, and the opportunity for career exploration in psychology and related fields. As a student in the program, you have access to faculty who are active in research, clinical practice, or service related fields.

Why a Psychology Degree Online at Penn State

Two options within the degree provide the opportunity to supplement your course work in psychology with the courses you chose to customize your degree:

Bachelor of Science in PsychologyLife Sciences Option
This allows students to complement their education in psychology with course work focused on the life sciences most closely related to psychology, including anthropology, biology, and biobehavioral health. It is an excellent choice for individuals considering graduate education in psychology. It also provides the background necessary for careers in counseling, health care, or other professions that provide care for substance abuse, eating disorders, or other disorders involving both behavior and biology.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Business Option
This option provides students ways to enhance their psychology course work with courses in business, leadership, ethics, and diversity. Together with the analytic and communication skills acquired in psychology courses, this option can prepare graduates for a range of careers in business, human resources, management, or health care administration. It is also an excellent choice for individuals considering further study in industrial-organizational psychology, consumer behavior, or leadership.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Build Your Career with an Online RN to BSN

Health care is moving ahead; shouldn’t your career? As nursing becomes more complex, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can help move your career forward. Our RN to BSN program builds and expands on the RN competencies needed to lead change and positively affect the health care industry. Earning a BSN degree can also properly prepare you to attend graduate school.

Why the RN to BSN Online Program at Penn State

Take classes anywhere — With Penn State World Campus, all RN to BSN classes are online, and you can fulfill your clinical requirements near your home. You can also choose to take your nursing courses at an accelerated pace for ultimate flexibility through our Accelerated RN to BSN format. If you live near a Penn State campus and wish to participate in both classroom and online learning, you can blend the two experiences while earning your degree.

Beyond a degree — You can enhance your professional credentials by earning one of our specialized certificates as you move from an RN to a BSN Choose from the certificate in Nursing Management. Nursing Informatics. or the Nursing Forensics to help you set yourself apart from others on the career ladder. Some of the credits you earn in one of the certificate programs can be applied toward the requirements for your BSN degree. In addition, some courses in the certificate programs may apply toward graduate work or may satisfy continuing professional education requirements.

RN to BSN in Nursing Video

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