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Master’s Degrees in Homeland Security

2,208 Yearly Graduations
$57,650 Median Salary
$34,711 Median Debt
There are 70 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in homeland security. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.9% of homeland security graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,208 earned their master's degree in homeland security. This makes it the 65th most popular master's degree 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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in homeland security is $57,650. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $47,700 and the high is $68,950.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in homeland security is $34,711. 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, $40,670 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $32,960.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $404.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in homeland security. About 67.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,489
Women 719
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Homeland Security

The racial-ethnic distribution of homeland security master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 72
Black or African American 258
Hispanic or Latino 276
White 1,280
International Students 43
Other Races/Ethnicities 279
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security Master's Degree Students

There are 70 colleges that offer a master’s degree in homeland security. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
263 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for homeland security students seekinga master's degree is American Public University System. 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.

The homeland security program at American Public University System awarded 263 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 37% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
185 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia Southern University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,520 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,780 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 185 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Columbia Southern University. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#3

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

University Park, Pennsylvania
158 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their master's degree is Pennsylvania State University - World Campus. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

The homeland security program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 158 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 40% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Arizona State University - Skysong

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

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 158 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at ASU - Skysong. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#5

Utica College

Utica, New York
139 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their master's degree 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.

The homeland security program at Utica College awarded 139 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 30% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

133 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security. Roughly 43,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 133 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at USF Tampa. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#7

Trident University International

Cypress, California
110 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their master's degree 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, 110 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at TUI. Of these students, 20% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
109 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 104,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 109 people received their master's degree in homeland security from SNHU. About 28% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
102 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security. Each year, around 28,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at GWU. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 26% were women.

#10

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
83 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Naval Postgraduate School is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security. Roughly 2,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 83 people received their master's degree in homeland security from Naval Postgraduate School. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 27% were women.

#11

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
53 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgetown University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 19,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 people received their master's degree in homeland security from Georgetown. About 38% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#12

National University

La Jolla, California
52 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their master's degree is National University. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

The homeland security program at National University awarded 52 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 21% were women and 52% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

50 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security. Each year, around 26,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,710 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. About 46% of this group were women, and 40% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

45 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their master's degree is Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. Roughly 11,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,298 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $24,933 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network. About 47% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

38 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security. Roughly 57,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at FIU. About 39% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
35 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security. Roughly 14,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,351 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at The American University. Of these students, 63% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
32 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their master's degree is Sam Houston State University. 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 program at Sam Houston State University awarded 32 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 56% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Wilmington University

New Castle, Delaware
27 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for homeland security majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wilmington University. Roughly 14,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,430 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,784 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security majors at Wilmington University. Of these students, 37% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
26 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security. 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.

The homeland security program at Capella University awarded 26 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 50% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Thomas Jefferson University comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security. 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 25 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 4% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to homeland security that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7,748
Other Homeland Security 534
Fire Protection 98

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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