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2023 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region

5 Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region
37 Doctor's Degrees
You'll be studying one of the lesser sought-after majors if you pursue a Doctor's Degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. It is ranked #26 out of 36 major degree programs in terms of popularity. This may make is a little harder to find a school that is a good fit for you.

College Factual looked at 5 colleges and universities when compiling its 2023 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 37 doctor's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting during the 2020-2021 academic year.

What's on this page: * Our Methodology

Choosing a Great Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region Your choice of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting for getting your doctor's degree school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. To make it into this list, a school must excel in the following areas.

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major and degree level must be a great school overall as well. To account for this we include a college's overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking which itself looks at a host of various factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Early-Career Earnings

One measure we use to determine the quality of a school is to look at the average salary of doctorate graduates during the early years of their career. This is because one of the main reasons people pursue their doctor's degree is to enable themselves to find better-paying positions.

Other Factors We Consider

The metrics below are just some of the other metrics that we use to determine our rankings.

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - The number of homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students who choose to seek a doctor's degree at the school.
  • Educational Resources - How many resources are allocated to students. These resources may include educational expenditures per student, number of students per instructor, and graduation rate among other things.
  • Student Debt - How easy is it for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting to pay back their student loans after receiving their doctor's degree.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students working on their doctor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor's Degree Schools in the Middle Atlantic Region ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting in the Middle Atlantic Region

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Top Middle Atlantic Region Schools for a Doctorate in Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting

#1

American University

Washington, DC
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

American University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Located in the large city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from American University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
13 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat California University of Pennsylvania if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Located in the suburb of California, Cal U is a public university with a moderately-sized student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from California University of Pennsylvania

#3

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting has to check out Temple University. Temple is a fairly large public university located in the large city of Philadelphia.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Temple University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Rutgers University - Newark is a wonderful option for individuals pursuing a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Rutgers Newark is a large public university located in the city of Newark.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Rutgers University - Newark

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

UAlbany is a fairly large public university located in the city of Albany.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from University at Albany

Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges by State

Explore the best homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting colleges for a specific state in the Middle Atlantic Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 30 11
Pennsylvania 29 15
New Jersey 28 3
District of Columbia 24 2
Delaware 21 6

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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 30
Homeland Security 6
Other Homeland Security 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Legal Professions 8,632
Public Administration & Social Service 242
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 20

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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Barry Bahler. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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