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

5 Colleges in the Southwest Region
15 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.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 5 schools in the Southwest Region to determine which ones were the best for homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting students pursuing a doctor's degree. Combined, these schools handed out 15 doctor's degrees in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting to qualified students.

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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 Southwest Region The homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

Quality Overall Is Important

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

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, law enforcement and firefighting students vs. other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting 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, law enforcement and firefighting 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, 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.

One Size Does Not Fit All

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 Southwest 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 Southwest Region

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

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

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

It's difficult to beat Oklahoma State University - Main Campus if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. OSU is a very large public university located in the town of Stillwater.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Oklahoma State University - Main Campus

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
5 Annual Graduates

It is hard to beat Sam Houston State University if you want to pursue a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Located in the town of Huntsville, SHSU is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Sam Houston State University

#3

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX
Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

Texas State University is one of the best schools in the country for getting a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. Located in the city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Texas State University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
2 Annual Graduates

It is difficult to beat Prairie View A & M University if you wish to pursue a doctor's degree in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting. PVAMU is a medium-sized public university located in the distant town of Prairie View.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Prairie View A & M University

Doctor's Degree Highest Degree Type
3 Annual Graduates

TSU is a medium-sized public university located in the city of Houston.More information about a doctorate in homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting from Texas Southern University

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 Southwest Region .

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 29 12
Oklahoma 26 3

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Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11
Fire Protection 3
Security Science and Technology 1

Related Major Annual Graduates
Legal Professions 2,946
Public Administration & Social Service 81
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 59

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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