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Homeland Security at American University

What traits are you looking for in a homeland security school? To help you decide if American University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's homeland security program.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,001.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Homeland Security section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Homeland Security Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Homeland Security

The American University Homeland Security Rankings

Homeland Security Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the homeland security majors at American University.

The American University Homeland Security Master’s Program

53% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 47 homeland security majors earned their master's degree from The American University. Of these graduates, 47% were men and 53% were women.


Of the students who received a homeland security master's degree from The American University, 57% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in homeland security.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 27
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Careers That Homeland Security Grads May Go Into

A degree in homeland security can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Managers 19,910 $147,460
Police and Detective Supervisors 1,250 $117,770
Protective Service Worker Supervisors 980 $60,130
Emergency Management Directors 210 $119,820


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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