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Harrisburg University Latin America – Panama

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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 masters and Ph.D. 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

Vice President for Partnerships & Program Lead – Project Management for Dubai Campus

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

Why a Hybrid In-Person/Online Program?

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Time is especially precious for adults with jobs and families. You want a graduate program that is flexible enough that you don’t need to change your life, job or residence, but still provides the full, rich experience that is a big part of higher education.


Harrisburg University’s executive hybrid graduate program in Panama is the perfect solution. By attending class once a semester at the City of Knowledge, you gain rich networking opportunities and one-on-one attention that bolster your studies. Then, by taking an online course during the week, you move your degree program forward at a pace so that you can complete your master’s within two years or your Ph.D. within four years.

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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.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes in person? Están haciendo clases presenciales?

Classes will be delivered in a hybrid format (online and on campus classes)
For more information on our programs please visit:

Las clases se impartirán en un formato híbrido (en línea y en el campus) Para obtener más información sobre nuestros programas, visite:

What are the different types of graduate degrees? ¿Cuáles son los diferentes tipos de títulos de posgrado?

Initially, HULATAM will offer Master of Science degree programs in Analytics, Cybersecurity Operations and Control Management, and Project Management.  HU will offer a Ph.D. in Data Science, too.  All the degree programs will be delivered in a hybrid format (online and on campus classes) taught by instructors from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in the United States. The HU Panama location will also offer cutting edge professional development seminars and courses. For more information on our programs please visit:

Inicialmente, HULATAM ofrecerá programas de Maestría en Ciencias en Análisis, Gestión de Control y Operaciones de Ciberseguridad y Gestión de Proyectos. HU ofrecerá un Ph.D. también en Data Science. Todos los programas de grado se impartirán en un formato híbrido (clases en línea y en el campus) impartidos por instructores de la Universidad de Ciencia y Tecnología de Harrisburg en los Estados Unidos. La ubicación de HU Panamá también ofrecerá seminarios y cursos de desarrollo profesional de vanguardia. Para obtener más información sobre nuestros programas, visite:

How much does tuition cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta la matrícula?

Tuition for the master’s program is $800.00 per credit. A program fee is also charged and the rate is $500.00 per semester. Full-time is six credits per semester at a cost of $5,300.  However, HU is offering all students who enroll full-time in a master’s degree program during 2022 a $1,500 per semester scholarship. For other questions on scholarships, costs, and tuition,  please email

La matrícula para el programa de maestría es de $ 800.00 por crédito. También se cobra una tarifa del programa y la tarifa es de $ 500.00 por semestre. El tiempo completo es de seis créditos por semestre a un costo de $ 5,300. Sin embargo, HU ofrece a todos los estudiantes que se inscriban a tiempo completo en un programa de maestría durante 2022 una beca de $ 1,500 por semestre. Para otras preguntas sobre becas, costos y matrícula, envíe un correo electrónico a

What are the COVID-19 precautions? ¿Cuáles son las precauciones de COVID-19?

We will follow the lead of Panama and the City of Knowledge.

Seguiremos las normas establecidas por el gobierno de Panamá y Ciudad del Saber.

How do I apply to the workplace? ¿Cómo puedo aplicar mi especialización al lugar de trabajo?

Employment opportunities will be shared when they are available here

Las oportunidades de empleo se compartirán aquí cuando estén disponibles

Recreational activities for students in the area? ¿Qué pueden hacer los estudiantes por diversión en el área?

Panama’s small geographic area packs in a diverse range of landscapes, interesting towns and cities, and a myriad of vacation possibilities. Beautiful beaches and islands can be found along both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and the mountainous interior is home to coffee plantations, small towns, waterfalls, wildlife, and some wonderful hiking trails. In Panama City, you’ll find a modern metropolis with shopping, dining, and an assortment of attractions and things to do, including the country’s most famous site, the Panama Canal. Most first-time visitors head to Casco Viejo, the Old Town, to soak up the atmosphere and see a little of the city’s history. Master’s students will be on campus one Saturday per month. Recreational activities in the City of Knowledge are found here

La pequeña área geográfica de Panamá incluye una amplia gama de paisajes, pueblos y ciudades interesantes y una miríada de posibilidades de vacaciones. Se pueden encontrar hermosas playas e islas a lo largo de las costas del Pacífico y el Caribe, y el interior montañoso alberga plantaciones de café, pueblos pequeños, cascadas, vida silvestre y algunas rutas de senderismo maravillosas. En la ciudad de Panamá, encontrará una metrópolis moderna con tiendas, restaurantes y una variedad de atracciones y cosas para hacer, incluido el sitio más famoso del país, el Canal de Panamá. Los lugares más turísticos del área son el Casco Viejo, y el casco antiguo, para empaparse del ambiente y ver un poco de la historia de la ciudad. Los estudiantes de maestría estarán en el campus un sábado al mes. Para mas información sobre las actividades recreativas en Ciudad del Saber presione aquí

How long are the degree programs/credits? ¿Cuánto duran los programas de grado / cuántos créditos?

All the graduate programs are 36 credits.  There are three semesters a year so it is possible to finish the master’s degree programs in two years.  The Ph.D. programs are all 36 credits, too. However, Ph.D. programs typically take a longer amount of time to complete due to the courses, research component, and the dissertation.

Todos los programas de posgrado son 36 créditos. Hay tres semestres al año, por lo que es posible terminar los programas de maestría en dos años. El Ph.D. Los programas también tienen 36 créditos. Sin embargo, Ph.D. los programas suelen tardar más tiempo en completarse debido a los cursos, el componente de investigación y la disertación.

What is the grading system? ¿Cúal es el sistema de calificación?

We use GPA (grade point average) as aour grading system on a 4.0 scale. We require a minimum master’s degree GPA of 3.30.

El sistema de calificación que utilizamos es el GPA (por sus siglas en ingles, que significa promedio de calificaciones) en una escala de 4.0. Se requiere un GPA mínimo de 3.30 para la maestría.

Do you accept transfer students? Aceptan estudiantes transferidos?

Students can transfer in up to six credits at the graduate level. Further information on that topic is found at the course catalog.

Los estudiantes pueden transferir hasta seis créditos a nivel de posgrado. Encontrará más información sobre ese tema en el catálogo de cursos.

Do you accept foreign/international students for online classes? Aceptan estudiantes extranjeros para clases online?

Harrisburg University attracts students from 102 different countries and offers a welcoming environment for all students.  Our location in the City of Knowledge offers students an additional geographic location to pursue a degree.  Students will have to work with Panama authorities to meet the VISA requirements for students.   All students studying in Panama will take weekly classes online and  attend classes at the City of Knowledge location one Saturday per month.

La Universidad de Harrisburg atrae a estudiantes de 102 países diferentes y ofrece un ambiente acogedor para todos los estudiantes. Nuestra ubicación en la Ciudad del Saber ofrece a los estudiantes una ubicación geográfica adicional para obtener un título. Los estudiantes deberán trabajar con las autoridades de Panamá para cumplir con los requisitos de VISA para estudiantes. Todos los estudiantes que estudian en Panamá tomarán clases semanales en línea y asistirán a clases en la ubicación de Ciudad del Saber un sábado por mes.

What are the admissions requirements? ¿Cuáles son los requisitos de admisión?

All students must complete the application, provide a resume/VITA, and answer a short essay question.  In order to be accepted in a master’s program. Students must supply an official copy of transcripts for a bachelor’s degree or higher degree. It must be ECE or WES evaluated unless it is from a U.S. institution.  While students can use an unofficial transcript for admissions purposes, the official transcript must be sent to in order to register for classes.  Ph.D. students must provide an official copy of successfully completing a master’s degree. It must be ECE or WES evaluated unless it is from a U.S. institution. .  While students can use an unofficial transcript for admissions purposes, the official transcript must be sent to in order to register for classes.

Additionally, since the classes are taught in English, an English proficiency score is required unless a student has transcripts from a U.S. or U.K. institution.  In order to meet admissions’ requirements, a language score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL exam,  a 6.0 on the IELTS, or a 105 on the Duolingo exam is required.

A GRE or GMAT is not required.

All students must have a passport valid for a minimum of three months.

Todos los estudiantes deben completar la solicitud, proporcionar un currículum vitae / VITA y responder una breve pregunta de ensayo. Para ser aceptado en un programa de maestría. Los estudiantes deben proporcionar una copia oficial de las transcripciones de una licenciatura o un título superior. Debe ser evaluado por ECE o WES a menos que sea de una institución de EE. UU. Si bien los estudiantes pueden usar una transcripción no oficial para fines de admisión, la transcripción oficial debe enviarse a para poder inscribirse en las clases. Doctor. los estudiantes deben proporcionar una copia oficial de haber completado con éxito una maestría. Debe ser evaluado por ECE o WES a menos que sea de una institución de EE. UU. . Si bien los estudiantes pueden usar una transcripción no oficial para fines de admisión, la transcripción oficial debe enviarse a para poder inscribirse en las clases.

Además, dado que las clases se imparten en inglés, se requiere una puntuación de dominio del inglés a menos que el estudiante tenga expedientes académicos de una institución de EE. UU. O Reino Unido. Para cumplir con los requisitos de admisión, se requiere una puntuación de 80 o más en el examen TOEFL, un 6,0 en el IELTS o un 105 en el examen de Duolingo.

No se requiere un GRE o GMAT.

Todos los estudiantes deben tener un pasaporte válido por un mínimo de tres meses.

Todos los estudiantes deben haber terminado una licenciatura para ser aceptados en un programa de maestría. Dado que las clases se imparten en inglés, se requiere una puntuación de 80 o más en el examen TOEFL o un 6,0 en el IELTS. Los estudiantes deben tener expedientes académicos y completar un ensayo corto. No se requiere un GRE o GMAT. Todos los estudiantes deben tener un pasaporte válido por un mínimo de tres meses.

For whom is this university created? Para quienes está creada está universidad?

The Panama location was created by Harrisburg University to offer students in the region the opportunity to pursue a career-focused STEM degree in Analytics or Data Science. Harrisburg University is a private non-profit accredited University located in the United States.

La ubicación de Panamá fue creada por la Universidad de Harrisburg para ofrecer a los estudiantes de la región la oportunidad de obtener un título STEM enfocado en el análisis de datos o ciencia de datos. Harrisburg University es una universidad privada acreditada sin fines de lucro ubicada en los Estados Unidos.

Where is the school located? ¿Dónde está ubicada la escuela?

We are located in City of Knowledge, Panama.

Estamos ubicado en Ciudad del Saber, Panamá.

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