Criminal Justice, Law & Security
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Homeland Security

If you thrive in high-stress, high-pressure situations, possess strong communication and management skills, and want to do work that saves lives, averts disasters, minimizes damages, and keeps Americans safe, a degree in Homeland Security may be a great fit.

Types of Degrees

Homeland Security students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). Master's degrees in this field usually lead to management and leadership positions and/or a higher starting classification in the federal or state government employment ranking system.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Homeland Security Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Homeland Security include:

  • Emergency Management Director
  • Hazardous Materials Manager
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Emergency Management Director was $74,590 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.