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Doctor’s Degrees in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

262 Yearly Graduations
$67,000 Median Salary
$119,512 Median Debt
There are 39 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 28% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 5.3% of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors

In 2018-2019, 262 earned their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. This makes it the 27th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 60,085
Associate’s Degree 35,648
Basic Certificate 28,930
Master’s Degree 10,588
Undergraduate Certificate 8,022
Graduate Certificate 1,224
Doctor’s Degree 262

Earnings of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $67,000. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $67,000 and the high is $67,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $119,512. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $119,512 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $119,512.

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The median monthly payment of a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,393.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. About 50.8% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 129
Women 133
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 47
Hispanic or Latino 12
White 136
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 50
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor's Degree Students

There are 39 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
35 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 doctor's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Capella University. About 49% of this group were women, and 46% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#1

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
35 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 doctor's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Walden University. About 43% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
19 Yearly Graduations
53% Women

Nova Southeastern University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 20,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Nova Southeastern University awarded 19 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#3

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
19 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is California University of Pennsylvania. Each year, around 7,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,716 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 doctor's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Cal U. Of these students, 47% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

19 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,476 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,790 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from UC. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#6

The Graduate Center, CUNY

New York, New York
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Graduate Center, CUNY is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 8,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,930 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 doctor's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at The Graduate Center. Of these students, 40% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida State University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 41,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,684 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Florida State University awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#8

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sam Houston State University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 21,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,856 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,765 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Sam Houston State University awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Washington State University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 31,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,953 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,493 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Washington State University awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Rutgers University - Newark

Newark, New Jersey
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Rutgers University - Newark. Each year, around 13,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,230 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,736 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Rutgers Newark. About 43% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
6 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Northeastern University. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,793 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Northeastern University awarded 6 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 67% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at GMU. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#13

University at Albany

Albany, New York
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Albany comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 17,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from UAlbany. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of Nebraska at Omaha. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 doctor's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at UNOMAHA. About 80% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, New Jersey
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is New Jersey City University. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,248 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,140 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at New Jersey City University awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#16

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Illinois at Chicago is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 31,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,924 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,276 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at University of Illinois at Chicago awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Prairie View A & M University

Prairie View, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Prairie View A & M University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 9,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,043 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,733 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from PVAMU. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#16

Texas Southern University

Houston, Texas
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Texas Southern University. Roughly 9,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,942 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,487 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from TSU. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#19

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of New Haven comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,920 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at University of New Haven awarded 3 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,366 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,531 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from OSU.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 218
Homeland Security 28
Other Homeland Security 13
Fire Protection 3

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Legal Professions 34,999
Public & Social Service 1,295
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 337
Military Technologies & Sciences 1

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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