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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 attracts more men than women. About 69% of the graduates in this field are male.

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

Students from other countries are interested in Other Homeland Security, too. 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

According to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education, students who graduated with a master’s degree in other homeland security have a median salary of $61,900 during the early years of their career. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $60,200 (25th percentile) and $69,800 (75th percentile).


One thing to note here is that not all of these people may be working in careers related to other homeland security.

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 8,802
Homeland Security 2,551
Fire Protection 109


*The racial-ethnic minorities 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 racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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