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Graduate Certificates in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

1,224 Yearly Graduations
$72,500 Median Salary
$30,582 Median Debt
There are 145 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.6% of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,224 students earned their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. This makes it the 11th most popular graduate certificate 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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $72,500. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $69,850 to a high of $75,150.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $30,582. 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, $41,178 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $21,676.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $356.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. About 58.6% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 717
Women 507
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 29
Black or African American 134
Hispanic or Latino 139
White 617
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 261
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduate Certificate Students

There are 145 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Virginia - Main Campus

Charlottesville, Virginia
166 Yearly Graduations
13% Women

The most popular school in the United States for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students seekinga graduate certificate is University of Virginia - Main Campus. Each year, around 24,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,970 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,578 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 166 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at University of Virginia.

160 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

John Jay College of Criminal Justice comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 15,300 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 $11,090 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice awarded 160 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

Lowell, Massachusetts
86 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Lowell is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 18,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,078 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,590 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 86 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at UMass Lowell. Of these students, 50% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Salve Regina University

Newport, Rhode Island
58 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salve Regina University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 2,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,750 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Salve Regina University awarded 58 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky
57 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Louisville comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,732 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,000 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from UofL. About 16% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
48 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 46,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,804 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,615 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from American Military University. Of these students, 31% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
29 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 38,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Arizona State University - Skysong awarded 29 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University at Albany

Albany, New York
24 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University at Albany comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates 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, 24 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from UAlbany. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#8

East Carolina University

Greenville, North Carolina
24 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

East Carolina University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 28,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,749 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at ECU. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#10

Utica College

Utica, New York
23 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utica College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $21,560 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,480 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Utica College awarded 23 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

21 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from OSU Center for Health Sciences. Of these students, 10% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
21 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 79,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,417 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,980 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Liberty University awarded 21 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 52% were women.

#13

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
20 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate 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.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at George Mason University awarded 20 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 60% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri
20 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 23,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,202 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Missouri State. About 55% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
20 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 68,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Texas A&M College Station. Of these students, 40% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
18 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 22,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Syracuse. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#16

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
18 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Champlain College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,728 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Champlain. About 17% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nebraska at Omaha is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from UNOMAHA. Of these students, 53% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Trident University International

Cypress, California
17 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Trident University International. Each year, around 6,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,240 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,120 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at TUI. About 18% of this group were women, and 41% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Benedictine University

Lisle, Illinois
16 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Benedictine University. Each year, around 4,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,084 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,273 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Benedictine U. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 836
Homeland Security 315
Other Homeland Security 65
Fire Protection 8

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Legal Professions 1,891
Public & Social Service 1,825
Military Technologies & Sciences 867
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 173

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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