The title pretty much describes exactly what I'm asking but I'll go a little depper. I've been considering the MPS through Penn State ---> Penn State | Online Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security | Overview and while I thoroughly enjoy the subject material I don't want there to be any future issues as to the weight it carries. In other words how do you feel an MPS is perceived in comparison to an MS/MA? I know I'll get some anecdotal evidence but I'm ok with that. I'm just trying to reassure myself that choosing this path will not hinder me since there are several schools that offer MS/MA's in Homeland Security as well. Thanks! *EDIT* Also for clarifications sake I really like Penn State because of the options (kind of like concentrations) that they offer. Specifically I like the Agricultural Biosecurity and the Public Health Preparedness options. I would be open to other schools but so far most are simply Homeland Security degrees with no concentrations.