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Immaculata University and Penn State Partner on Advanced Homeland Security Degree

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Immaculata University is proud to announce a new program-to-program partnership with Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs beginning fall 2019. The articulation agreement allows graduates of Immaculata’s Bachelor of Science in Emergency Planning & Management (EPM) to be automatically recommended for enrollment in Penn State’s Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security and have several requirements waived.

Similar to the discipline of emergency management, homeland security follows an all-hazards approach, assessing and planning for both natural and man-made risks. Penn State’s program also provides the flexibility for Immaculata graduates to continue to focus on emergency management while broadening their knowledge about securing the homeland. The 33-credit program is delivered exclusively online, and has been ranked as one of the country’s top master’s degrees in homeland security.

This is the first pathway to graduate school for students of Immaculata’s EPM program. “We have numerous articulation agreements with community and two-year colleges that allow their graduates to easily enroll in our EPM degree program, so I am really proud that our first articulation agreement with a graduate program is with Penn State’s renowned homeland security program,” stated Dr. George Schwartz, director of Immaculata’s EPM program.

Dr. Alexander Siedschlag, interim director, professor and chair of Homeland Security, Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs also stated, “I am truly excited about this agreement with Immaculata University and its excellent Bachelor of Science Program in Emergency Planning and Management. Having this pre-defined additional pool of qualified applicants helps our program become even stronger and supports the Penn State Homeland Security mission.”

For further information, please contact Lesa Irene Stanford at lis12@psu.edu.

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