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2022 Best Homeland Security Doctor's Degree Schools

2 Colleges in the United States
32 Doctor's Degrees
Homeland Securitydoctorate programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #216 out of the 295 majors we look at each year. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

College Factual reviewed 2 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for doctor's degree seekers in the field of homeland security. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 32 doctor's degrees in homeland security during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jump to one of the following sections: * Our Methodology

Average Earnings

To determine the overall quality of a graduate school, one factor we look at is the average early-career salary of those receiving their doctor's degree from the school. After all, your doctor's degree won't mean much if it doesn't help you find a job that will help you earn a living.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on homeland security students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other homeland security students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How much debt homeland security students go into to obtain their doctor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized homeland security related body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for homeland security students working on their doctor's degree.

One Size Does Not Fit All

When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Best Homeland Security Doctor's Degree Schools list to help you make the college decision.

Featured Homeland Security Programs

Learn about start dates, transferring credits, availability of financial aid, and more by contacting the universities below.


Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Homeland Security in the United States

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for homeland security students seeking a a doctor's degree.

Top Schools for a Doctorate in Homeland Security


Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
20 Annual Graduates

Capella University is one of the best schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in homeland security. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security from Capella University

12 Annual Graduates

National American University - Rapid City is a great option for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in homeland security. National American University - Rapid City is a small private for-profit university located in the small city of Rapid City.More information about a doctorate in homeland security from National American University - Rapid City

Homeland Security by Region

View the Best Homeland Security Doctor's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Great Lakes

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One of 4 majors within the Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting area of study, Homeland Security has other similar majors worth exploring.

Homeland Security Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 20
Homeland Security 12

Related Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 215
Security Science and Technology 19
Other Homeland Security 12
Fire Protection 3

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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