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Graduate Certificates in Homeland Security

315 Yearly Graduations
$67,200 Median Salary
$39,096 Median Debt
There are 57 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in homeland security. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 5.7% of homeland security graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security Majors

In 2018-2019, 315 earned their graduate certificate in homeland security. This makes it the 50th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in homeland security at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,452
Master’s Degree 2,208
Basic Certificate 880
Associate’s Degree 402
Graduate Certificate 315
Undergraduate Certificate 82
Doctor’s Degree 28

Earnings of Homeland Security Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in homeland security is $67,200. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $67,200 to a high of $67,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in homeland security is $39,096. 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, $39,096 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $39,096.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $456.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in homeland security. About 57.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 181
Women 134
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Homeland Security

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 11
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 173
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 44
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security Graduate Certificate Students

There are 57 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in homeland security. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

33 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for homeland security students seekinga graduate certificate is CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security from John Jay. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#2

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
28 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at American Military University. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#3

University at Albany

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

The 3rd most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University at Albany. 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 from UAlbany. About 58% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

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 #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. 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 majors at Texas A&M. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

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

University of Nebraska at Omaha is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security. 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 from UNOMAHA. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 53% were women.

#5

Trident University International

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

Trident University International is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security. 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.

The homeland security program at Trident University International awarded 17 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 18% were women and 41% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Benedictine University

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

Benedictine University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security. 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.

The homeland security program at Benedictine University awarded 16 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 38% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
14 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Rhode Island comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

The homeland security program at University of Rhode Island awarded 14 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Missouri State University - Springfield is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security. 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, 13 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at Missouri State. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. Roughly 29,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,580 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,826 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security from IUPUI. About 36% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Utica College

Utica, New York
10 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Utica College. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security from Utica College. Of these students, 30% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Park University

Parkville, Missouri
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Park University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,999 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,012 per year.

The homeland security program at Park University awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
8 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security from GMU. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#12

Tennessee Technological University

Cookeville, Tennessee
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Tennessee Technological University. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,656 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,280 per year.

The homeland security program at Tennessee Technological University awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Adelphi University

Garden City, New York
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Adelphi University comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. Roughly 8,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $38,470 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $41,920 per year.

The homeland security program at Adelphi University awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 71% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. Each year, around 34,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The homeland security program at Virginia Tech awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#17

California University of Pennsylvania

California, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their graduate certificate 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.

The homeland security program at California University of Pennsylvania awarded 6 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#17

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Thomas Jefferson University. Each year, around 7,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,680 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,420 per year.

The homeland security program at Thomas Jefferson University awarded 6 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#17

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Idaho is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in homeland security. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,182 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,754 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their graduate certificate in homeland security from Idaho. About 50% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in homeland security. Roughly 13,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,284 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to homeland security majors at UCCS. Of these students, 40% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security that offer graduate certificates.

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

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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