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

8 Colleges in the Southeast Region
41 Doctor's Degrees
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefightingdoctorate programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major degree program ranks #26 out of the 36 majors we look at each year. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

In 2023, College Factual analyzed 8 schools in order to identify the top ones for its Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 41 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 Southeast 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. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

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 consider 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.

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

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 colleges for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students working on their doctor's degree.

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

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, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Doctor's Degree Schools in the Southeast Region list to help you make the college decision.

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

Explore the top ranked colleges and universities for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students seeking a a doctor's degree.

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

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

Any student pursuing a degree in a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting has to check out George Mason University. Located in the large suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from George Mason University

#2

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Florida State University if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Florida State is a very large public university located in the city of Tallahassee.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Florida State University

#3

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
14 Annual Graduates

Nova Southeastern University is a good decision for students interested in a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Located in the suburb of Fort Lauderdale, NUS Florida 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 Nova Southeastern University

#4

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

University of Louisville is a good choice for students pursuing a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. UofL is a fairly large public university located in the city of Louisville.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from University of Louisville

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from University of Central Florida

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
4 Annual Graduates

Georgia State is a very large public university located in the city of Atlanta.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Georgia State University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the suburb of Miami, FIU is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Florida International University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Little Rock, UA Little Rock is a public university with a medium-sized student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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 Southeast Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Virginia 29 5
Florida 29 21
Georgia 28 4
South Carolina 28 0
Kentucky 26 5
Alabama 25 0
Arkansas 23 3
West Virginia 20 3

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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 38
Security Science and Technology 3

Related Major Annual Graduates
Legal Professions 8,000
Public Administration & Social Service 237
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 115

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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