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Offering programs that inspire students to leverage their potential to improve their careers and communities.

Welcome to Harrisburg University’s graduate programs in Panama, where you can gain the skills and knowledge to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. Our programs offer an accessible, high-quality, and high-demand STEM education that prepares you to impact your environment and community positively.

Whether you’re interested in cybersecurityproject management, or analytics, our graduate programs can help you develop the expertise and experience needed to excel in these fields. Taught by experienced professors from Harrisburg University, our hybrid format of online and face-to-face classes at our Panama location allows you to study while balancing your work and personal commitments.

Our Ph.D. in data science program offers a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing research and advancing the field of data science. At Harrisburg University, we believe in the power of collaboration. Our location in Panama provides an ideal location for professional development seminars and research collaboration opportunities with other regional universities and innovative entities.

At Harrisburg University, everyone has the potential to make a positive impact on their environment. Our graduate programs are designed to help you realize your potential and use your skills to better your communities. Plus, we offer scholarships in Panama to make it affordable.  Join us at Harrisburg University in Panama and take the first step towards a rewarding career in STEM.

Harrisburg University Brings Its Programs to Panama

Looking to advance your career in project management, cybersecurity, or analytics? Harrisburg University is making its top-ranked accredited graduate programs available in Latin America.

You don’t need a background in data science, cybersecurity, or project management to enter the programs. Whether you want to change careers or advance in your current one, these graduate programs give you the knowledge you need to move forward. As with all HU graduate-level master’s and doctoral courses, you’ll be taught by internationally recognized professors with both strong academic credentials and invaluable real-world experience. Professors will advise and support you as you undertake advanced research projects.

Harrisburg University’s graduate programs are hybrid, so students take weekly classes online and meet occasionally on a Saturday during a semester. If you attend full-time, you can earn a master’s degree in two years and be ready to take the next step in your career. Plus, scholarships are offered!

Personalize Your HU Graduate Program

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The Masters in Analytics is a 36 semester-hour program. You’ll complete 15 semester hours of core courses and 15 semester hours of courses in areas you choose!  This personalized approach allows you to pick courses relevant to your career goals.

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Data Sciences

Those pursuing a doctoral degree in Data Science will also complete a 36 semester-hour program over two years culminating in a doctoral  dissertation. Research is at the heart of a doctoral program in Data Science. You will receive expert council on your research project constantly via your mentor as well as during your once a month gatherings in Panama.


Project Management

This 36 semester hour graduate program in Project Management provides each student with a focused, applied and rigorous experience in creating, implementing and assessing projects.

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Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management

The 36-credit Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management program is designed to meet the demand for cybersecurity professionals to protect corporate IT assets, handling day-to-day cybersecurity operations in any organization. Program graduates work across diverse industry sectors in cybersecurity roles.


A world of career opportunities opens when you have a master’s or Ph.D. in Analytics or Data Science. You can hold positions as a digital marketing manager, management analyst, data architect, information systems manager, or data operations manager. Perhaps you’d prefer to work for yourself as an independent data analytics consultant helping a number of diverse clients for short periods. Higher salaries, greater professional respect, and influence come when you add a master’s degree or Ph.D. in Analytics or Data Science to your resume.

Data analysts are forging new relationships in virtually every discipline: business, healthcare, geology, mathematics and statistics, biology, chemistry, computer science, information systems and technology, engineering, psychology, behavioral science, operations research, and more. Collecting and analyzing data is vital to solving the world’s most vexing challenges.

Those who hold a master’s or Ph.D. degree in Data Science or Analytics are in great demand in highly collaborative data-driven organizations. Graduates direct data operations, manage processes, and provide the information corporations need to set strategies for the future. An advanced degree gives you a real career advantage in this high-demand, well-paying field.


Program graduates work across diverse industry sectors in cybersecurity roles such as cybersecurity engineer or architect, cloud security analyst, cloud security engineer or architect, information privacy officer, information security officer or auditor, chief information security officer, or consultant. There are currently more than 1.15M million job openings in cybersecurity. A student graduating with a Master’s degree should expect a six-figure salary ($100,000) depending on work experience and location.


The project management field is expected to see substantial growth over the next decade, making now a great time to upskill and meet demand. By 2027, employers will need nearly 88 million individuals in project management-oriented roles A master’s degree in Project Management from Harrisburg University provides students with the critical project management skills needed to thrive in this industry. The average salary for a project manager is more than $74,00 annually. Senior project managers with certification and experience earn an average of $120,000 annually. According to Indeed, the average starting salary for project schedulers is more than $84,000.

Harrisburg University’s Project Management graduate program is one of the largest in the nation, and it is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). GAC is an independent academic accreditation body with policies, procedures, and standards for projects, programs, portfolio management, and related programs at the bachelor’s, postgraduate and doctoral degree levels. HU’s M.S. program in Project Management is one of only 110 programs around the world to achieve this accreditation.

Scholarships for Master’s Students

All full-time students who enroll in six credits (two courses) will automatically receive a tuition scholarship of $1500 per semester. Ten students will be considered for 50 percent off the total tuition.

Fifteen students from Panama, Ecuador, and Colombia will receive a full-tuition scholarship. Scholarships are based on your resume and previous academic achievements. All student applications are reviewed for scholarships.

Getting a scholarship is easy

When you apply online at,  you are automatically reviewed to receive a scholarship.  Only the students enrolling full-time for a master’s program at the Panama location get these scholarships!

Take the next step

Apply today for the Panama location at Http://  If you have questions, please email 

Program Faculty

Kevin Purcell, Ph.D.

Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Andre L’Huillier

Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science

Scott Rainey, MA, MPA

Instructor in Strategic Leadership and Management

Jennifer Mowery, M.Ed.

Instructor of Agile Methodologies & Project Management

Bruce Young, DIA

Academic Content Lead for SCE, Instructor and Program Lead of Cybersecurity & Information Assurance

The HU Panama location will be nestled in the City of Knowledge, Panama, a center of education, research, and development. Check out the map of the campus below. The site will offer Latin American students the same cutting-edge technology and resources available at the highly regarded Harrisburg University campus in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Stay in Latin America

One of the best aspects of the Harrisburg graduate programs in Panama is that you don’t have to come to the United States, yet you’ll earn a fully accredited U.S. graduate degree. Entering another country can be a hassle and time consuming. Since the Harrisburg Graduate Program in Panama only meets one Saturday a month on-site in Panama’s City of Knowledge, you can easily fit the program into your life.

Expand Your Professional Connections

Through the Harrisburg graduate program in Panama, you’ll make a wide range of professional contacts. These are connections that could become true assets to your future. You’ll study alongside entrepreneurs, scientists, community leaders, as well as experts from government, NGOs, and international organizations. By building your professional network during your degree program, you create a valuable resource you can call upon throughout your career.


Current State of Graduate Education in Latin America

There is a significant shortage of employees who hold a Data Science or Analytics masters or Ph.D. in Latin America. In Brazil, there’s just one Ph.D. holder for every 70,000 people and in Chile it’s even worse with one for every 140,000 people. Colombia has one Ph.D. for every 700,000 people. Compare that to the average in other countries of one Ph.D. for every 5,000 citizens. Typically, the limited graduate programs available in Latin American are small and staffed by teachers who themselves don’t hold a Ph.D. or often even a master’s degree. Research opportunities are minimal, if they exist at all. Clearly, there’s room for a robust graduate program in Latin America. *

* Scott Tiffin and Martin Kunc, “The Ph.D. Imperative in Latin America”,

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