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

10,588 Yearly Graduations
$44,800 Median Salary
$40,550 Median Debt
There are 398 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. This degree is more popular with male students, and about 40% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.3% of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors

In 2018-2019, 10,588 earned their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. This earns it the #14 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $44,800. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $37,200 and the high is $49,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting is $40,550. 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, $44,321 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $32,609.

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The median monthly payment of a homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $472.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. About 50.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 5,338
Women 5,250
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 266
Black or African American 2,131
Hispanic or Latino 1,421
White 5,321
International Students 241
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,208
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master's Degree Students

There are 398 colleges that offer a master’s degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia
398 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Public University System tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their master's degree. 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, 398 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at American Military University. Around 31% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#2

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
338 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Skysong. 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, 338 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at ASU - Skysong. Around 36% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#3

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
298 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. 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, 298 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from SNHU. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 46% were women.

277 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

John Jay College of Criminal Justice comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 277 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from John Jay. Of these students, 48% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
245 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Liberty University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 245 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Liberty University. Of these students, 45% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, Alabama
237 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia Southern University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 237 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Columbia Southern University. About 20% of this group were women, and 24% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida
235 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Leo University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,296 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Saint Leo University awarded 235 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 57% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

214 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 95,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 214 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 66% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of New Haven

West Haven, Connecticut
212 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Haven comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master'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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 212 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at University of New Haven. Around 23% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#10

Utica College

Utica, New York
199 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 199 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at Utica College. About 37% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, Kentucky
188 Yearly Graduations
31% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Kentucky University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 15,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,266 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 188 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Eastern. Of these students, 31% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
176 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Each year, around 34,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 176 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Boston U. Of these students, 64% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of San Diego

San Diego, California
168 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of San Diego. Roughly 9,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,450 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,288 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 168 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at USD. About 23% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
162 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Roughly 11,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Webster. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#15

Pennsylvania State University - World Campus

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

The 15th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting 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, law enforcement and firefighting program at Pennsylvania State University - World Campus awarded 158 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

156 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their master's degree is Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs. 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.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs awarded 156 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

National University

La Jolla, California
150 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

National University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 150 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from National University. About 50% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

149 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of South Florida - Main Campus. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 149 people received their master's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from USF Tampa. About 29% of this group were women, and 37% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

144 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree 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.

The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program at University of Cincinnati - Main Campus awarded 144 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 60% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
143 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors who are seeking their master's degree is George Washington University. 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, 143 master's degrees were handed out to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting majors at GWU. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7,748
Homeland Security 2,208
Other Homeland Security 534
Fire Protection 98

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Public & Social Service 49,114
Legal Professions 9,614
Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness 8,981
Military Technologies & Sciences 644

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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