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1,553 Master's Degrees Annually
6 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#86 in Popularity (Master's)

Types of Degrees Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many security science and technology graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 1,553
Graduate Certificate 316
Doctor’s Degree 6

Who Is Getting a Master’s Degree in ?

1,553 Master's Degrees Annually
58% Percent Women
41% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 58% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of security science and technology majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 100
Black or African American 241
Hispanic or Latino 228
White 756
International Students 67
Other Races/Ethnicities 161

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Security Science and Technology, too. About 4.3% of those with this major are international students.

Online Programs

In 2020-2021, 436 schools offered a security science and technology 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) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 54 6
Certificate (2-4 Years) 2 0
Associate’s Degree 134 15
Bachelor’s Degree 67 24
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 115 35
Post-Master’s 8 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 5 0
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 security science and technology.

Major Number of Grads
Criminal Justice & Corrections 7,783
Homeland Security 2,759
Other Homeland Security 456
Fire Protection 172


*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.

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