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Public Health Preparedness

Main organization(s): University of Pennsylvania (Penn), Penn State World Campus, College of Medicine


Master of Homeland Security


The programme is targeted towards non-science graduates with a 4-year degree, including federal, state, and local public health officials, public affairs administrators, emergency management professionals, health care professionals, first responders, criminal justice and law enforcement personnel, military staff, and members of corporate security. Programme aims to help students understand how to respond with emergency management in the face of natural or man-made disasters and better respond to these challenges and create effective strategies for evaluating and improving their organization’s role in the areas of public health evaluation and preparedness, protection of health care delivery systems, disaster and bioterrorism response, bio-security.

Subject areas

Disaster, Public health, Terrorism, Communication, Psychology.

Target audience

College Students, Emergency management practitioners.

Admission Requirement

Applicant must have received, from an accredited institution, a baccalaureate degree (3.0 GPA preferred on a 4.0 scale) with requirements substantially equivalent to those at Penn State, GRE, TOEFL.



Geographical coverage



30 credits.

Application procedure

Completed online application, Application fee of USD 45.00, Statement of purpose, Résumé, Three letters of recommendation, Two official transcripts from each institution attended, Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) test scores, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score, if applicable.


Several sources of scholarship and financial aid are available. For details please see financial aid section.

Tuition & cost

Please see tuition and fees section.

Deadline for application

15 Nov 2007


Ms. Rachel Reager
Penn State College Of Medicine,
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Pennsylvania State University
500 University Drive, MC H075
Hershey PA 17033
Tel: +1 717 531 6066

Last updated

23 Oct 2007

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  • Type Online courses
  • Level Masters
  • Location Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Language English.

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