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534 Master's Degrees Annually
13 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#143 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Other Homeland Security Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other homeland security graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 534
Graduate Certificate 65
Doctor’s Degree 13

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in Other Homeland Security?

534 Master's Degrees Annually
31% Percent Women
20% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This major tends to be male dominated. About 69% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other homeland security majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Homeland Security Students with Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 38
White 317
International Students 20
Other Races/Ethnicities 95

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Other Homeland Security. About 3.7% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Canada
  • Nigeria
  • Hong Kong

Master’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that other homeland security students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a master’s degree made a median starting salary of $61,900 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $60,200 (25th percentile) and $69,800 (75th percentile).


We don’t know for sure if all of these people took jobs related to other homeland security so take that into consideration.

Online Other Homeland Security Programs

In 2018-2019, 112 schools offered a other homeland security program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 39 4
Certificate (1-2 years) 17 2
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 32 5
Bachelor’s Degree 11 4
Post-Baccalaureate 39 4
Master’s Degree 17 12
Post-Master’s 3 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 2 1
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other homeland security.

Major Number of Grads
Criminal Justice & Corrections 122,741
Fire Protection 13,656
Homeland Security 6,367


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