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(found programs from 133 schools)


Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Masters Degree in Homeland Security programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 133 schools across the country.

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A career in homeland security requires the right amount of training, instinct, and education. Although the United States continues to neutralize threats to its safety, new dangers pop up all the time. The field of homeland security relies on experts in safety, criminal justice, and covert operations to maintain the safety of the country. If you're considering taking the next step in your criminal justice career, it may be time to look at a Master's degree in homeland security.

Graduate-level training in homeland security may build on prior experience in this field, a criminal justice degree, or an undergraduate homeland security degree. You may delve more deeply into advanced aspects of homeland security while preparing for high-level positions in this criminal justice specialty. In addition, this degree may help you become a skilled and competent leader in this specialty. Ready to learn more about homeland security? Contact Master's-level homeland security programs near you to learn more.

Curriculum for a Masters Degree in Homeland Security

Master's degree programs in homeland security build on what you've learned at the undergraduate level. Whether you studied criminal justice, national security, or another related field for your Bachelor's degree, you may learn how to use your unique skills and knowledge to work in the field of homeland security. You should plan on completing about 30 credits of coursework over the span of two to three years.

The courses you take in this degree program may prepare you for high-level management, intelligence, and operations career within this specialty. As a result, you may take classes that explore the inner workings of the criminal justice system and various homeland security agencies. As you begin your degree, you may look at different parts of this field. Low-level graduate courses may include Homeland Security Administration, Social and Ethical Issues in Homeland Security, Introduction to Homeland Security, and Homeland Security & Defense in Practice. Some of the more advanced or specialized courses you may take include Natural Disasters, Disaster Psychology, Agricultural Biosecurity, Network Management and Security, Public Policy Analysis, and Politics of Terrorism.

Typically, a practical experience course is required at this advanced level of study. If you already work in criminal justice, you may get your experience at your place of employment. Otherwise, you may be assigned to a nearby homeland security agency.

Outcomes and Salary for Homeland Security Professionals

The skills and practical experience you may gain from a Master's degree program can often be used in many different career options. You may take on a management role in fields like transportation screening, department security, and remote sensing. However, there are other career paths you may explore. Emergency management is a crucial part of homeland security, so your education may point you toward a career in this field. Emergency management directors may take on roles in the management of natural disaster relief, wartime disasters, hostage situations, and technological emergencies. O*Net notes that the average salary for an emergency management director is $62,780 per year (O*Net, 2013). Job openings in this field may increase by 8% through 2022 (O*Net, 2012).

Information analysis is another potential career area to consider. Information security analysts may use incoming information to protect networks, borders, and other valuable resources. The average salary for an information security analyst is $88,590 per year (O*Net, 2013). A 37% increase in job openings in this field is expected through 2022 (O*Net, 2012).

Advanced education may be the key to your new career. Contact Master's degree programs in your area to learn more!

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Alabama

Amridge University (Montgomery, AL)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor Degree - Homeland Security (online)
Chattahoochee Valley Community College (Phenix City, AL)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Applied Science - Homeland Security, Certificate - Homeland Security
Columbia Southern University (Orange Beach, AL)
Programs Offered:

MS of Emergency Services Management (online)
Herzing University (Birmingham, AL)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice (Homeland Security Concentration) (online), Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety (Criminal Justice Concentration), Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety (Emergency Medical Technician Concentration) (online), Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety, Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security, Public Safety, Criminal Justice (online), Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security, Public Safety, Emergency Tech
Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Emergency Management - Homeland Security
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Arizona

Chandler/Gilbert Community College (Chandler, AZ)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
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Arkansas

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (Bentonville, AR)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security/Emergency Management
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California

Ashford University (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:

BA - Org. Management/Homeland Security (online), BA/Social and Criminal Justice - Homeland Security (online)
Citrus College (Glendora, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Science - Emergency Management & Homeland Security
ICDC College (Los Angeles, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Homeland Security (online), Diploma - Homeland Security & Investigation (online)
National University (La Jolla, CA)
Programs Offered:

Master of Science - Homeland Security and Safety Engineering (online)
Palomar College (San Marcos, CA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts - Administration of Justice - Homeland Security
Riverside Community College (Riverside, CA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
Programs Offered:

Masters Degree - Homeland Security
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Colorado

Community College of Denver (Denver, CO)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Public Security - Homeland Security
Pikes Peak Community College (Colorado Springs, CO)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security / Emergency Management
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO)
Programs Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Defense
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Connecticut

Mitchell College (New London, CT)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Homeland Security
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Delaware

Delaware Technical Community College (Dover, DE)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Defense and Emergency Management
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Florida

ASA College (Hialeah, FL / Maimi, FL)
Programs Offered:

Criminal Justice- Associate in Science`
Everest Institute (Hialeah, FL / Kendall, FL / North Miami, FL)
Programs Offered:

Criminal Justice - Private and Homeland Security Diploma
Fortis College (Orange Park, FL)
Programs Offered:

AS - Criminal Justice/Homeland Security (online)
Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale, FL / Orlando, FL / Sarasota, FL / Tallahassee, FL / Tampa, FL)
Programs Offered:

AA - Homeland Security (online), Associate of Arts in Homeland Security - Orlando, Associate of Arts in Homeland Security - Sarasota, Associate of Arts in Homeland Security - Tallahassee, Associate of Arts in Homeland Security - Tampa, BA - Homeland Security (online), Bachelor of Arts - Homeland Security, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Fort Lauderdale, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Orlando, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Tallahassee, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice - Tampa, Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security - Orlando, Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security - Sarasota, Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security - Tallahassee, Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security - Tampa, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration - Orlando, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration - Sarasota, Criminal Justice, MA , Homeland Security, MA , Master of Arts in Criminal Justice - Orlando, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice - Sarasota, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice - Tallahassee, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice - Tampa, Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Orlando, Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Tallahassee, Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Tampa
Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL)
Programs Offered:

Criminal Justice - Bachelor (online)
Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, FL)
Programs Offered:

BA in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security (online)
Saint Leo University - Online Undergrad (Saint Leo, FL)
Programs Offered:

BA in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Specialization (online), BA in Criminal Justice (online)
St. Petersburg College (Clearwater, FL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
St. Thomas University - Online (Miami Gardens, FL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security & Terrorism Control
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Applied Science - Public Safety Administration / Homeland Security
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Programs Offered:

Minor - Emergency Management and Homeland Security
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Georgia

Chattahoochee Technical College (Jasper, GA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security, Diploma - Homeland Security
Darton College (Albany, GA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Georgia Military College (Columbus, GA / Warner Robins, GA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Homeland Security
Georgia Perimeter College (Clarkston, GA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Arts - Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Herzing University (Atlanta, GA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor Degree - Homeland Security (online), Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety/Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety/Emergency Medical Technology (online), Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety
South University Online (Online, GA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (online), Master of Science in Criminal Justice (online)
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Illinois

Adler University (Chicago, IL)
Programs Offered:

M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice (online)
College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
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Indiana

Indiana University-Kokomo (Kokomo, IN)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Kaplan University (Learning Center - Indianapolis, IN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security, BS in Criminal Justice, BSCJ - Homeland Security, MPA - Criminal Justice, MPA - Emergency and Disaster Management, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
Vincennes University (Vincennes, IN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security and Public Safety
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Iowa

Kaplan University (Cedar Falls, IA / Davenport, IA / Des Moines, IA / Mason City, IA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security, BSCJ - Homeland Security - Cedar Falls, IA, BSCJ - Homeland Security - Davenport, IA, BSCJ - Homeland Security - Des Moines, IA, BSCJ - Homeland Security - Mason City, IA, MPA - Emergency and Disaster Management, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Cedar Falls, IA, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Davenport, IA, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Des Moines, IA, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Mason City, IA, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice - Des Moines, IA, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA)
Programs Offered:

MPA - Justice and Homeland Security (online)
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Kansas

Kansas City Kansas Community College (Kansas City, KS)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
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Kentucky

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Lexington, KY)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security/Emergency Management
Campbellsville University (Campbellsville, KY)
Programs Offered:

Minor - Homeland Security
Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Emergency Managment (online), Certificate - Fire & Emergency Services (online), Certificate - Homeland Security (online), MS Safety - Emergency Management (online), MS Safety - Homeland Security (online)
Gateway Community and Technical College (Covington, KY)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security/Emergency Management Specialist
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Louisiana

Northwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)
Programs Offered:

Master of Science - Homeland Security
Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Homeland Security Studies, Post-Bachelor Certificate - Homeland Security Studies
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Maine

Kaplan University (South Portland, ME)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security, BSCJ - Homeland Security - South Portland, ME, BSCJ - Law Enforcement - South Portland, ME, MPA - Emergency and Disaster Management, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - South Portland, ME, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
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Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College (Arnold, MD)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security Management
College of Southern Maryland (La Plata, MD)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security
Kaplan University (Hagerstown, MD / Learning Center - Rockville, MD)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security, BS in Criminal Justice, BSCJ - Homeland Security - Hagerstown, MD, BSCJ - Homeland Security, MPA - Criminal Justice, MPA - Emergency and Disaster Management, MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Hagerstown, MD, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice - Hagerstown, MD, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
Towson University (Towson, MD)
Programs Offered:

M.S. in Integrated Homeland Security Management (online)
University of Maryland-University College (Adelphi, MD)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor Degree - Homeland Security (online), Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security, Certificate - Homeland Security Management, Certificate - Homeland Security (online), Master of Science in Information Technology - Homeland Security Management, Master of Science in Management - Homeland Security Management, Master of Science in Technology Management - Homeland Security Management, Masters Degree - Homeland Security (online)
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Massachusetts

Anna Maria College (Paxton, MA)
Programs Offered:

MPA - Homeland Security (online)
Western New England University (Springfield, MA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Terrorism and Homeland Security
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Michigan

Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Madonna University (Livonia, MI)
Programs Offered:

Certificate of Completion - Homeland Security
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Programs Offered:

Masters in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis (online)
Schoolcraft College (Livonia, MI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security (online)
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Minnesota

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis, MN)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security (online)
Rasmussen College (Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, MN / Eagan, MN)
Programs Offered:

Law Enforcement Academics Certificate
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Missouri

Kaplan University (Learning Center - St. Louis, MO)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security, BS in Criminal Justice, BSCJ - Homeland Security, MPA - Criminal Justice, MPA - Emergency and Disaster Management, MS in Criminal Justice, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
Programs Offered:

Certificate in Homeland Security and Defense (online)
Vatterott College (Saint Joseph, MO)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree Criminal Justice - Saint Joseph
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Nebraska

Kaplan University (Lincoln, NE / Omaha, NE)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security, BSCJ - Homeland Security - Lincoln, NE, BSCJ - Homeland Security - Omaha, NE, MPA - Emergency and Disaster Management, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Lincoln, NE, MS in Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Omaha, NE, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice - Lincoln, NE, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
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New Hampshire

Rivier College (Nashua, NH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security and Emergency and Disaster Management
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New Jersey

Bergen Community College (Paramus, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Certificate of Achievement - Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Cumberland County College (Vineland, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Associate in Science - Homeland Security, Career Certificate - Homeland Security
Georgian Court University (Lakewood, NJ)
Programs Offered:

M.S. in Homeland Security
Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (online), Master of Arts - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ)
Programs Offered:

MS - Emergency Mgmt & Business Continuity (online)
Raritan Valley Community College (North Branch, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Rutgers Camden (Camden, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - National/Homeland Security
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Pomona, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Master of Arts - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
Thomas Edison State University (Trenton, NJ)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Homeland Security, Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (online), Master of Science in Management - Homeland Security
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New York

Cazenovia College (Cazenovia, NY)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminology & Homeland Security
Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
Programs Offered:

BS - Criminal Justice (with a concentration in Administration of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement & Public Safety, or Homeland Security) (online), MS in Criminal Justice (with a concentration Homeland Security & Emergency Management) (online)
Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Corporate and Homeland Security
SUNY-Broome Community College (Binghamton, NY)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Homeland Security
SUNY-Erie Community College (Buffalo, NY)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
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North Carolina

ECPI University (Charlotte, NC / Raleigh, NC)
Programs Offered:

Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Charlotte, Bachelors in Criminal Justice - Raleigh
Miller-Motte College (Cary, NC)
Programs Offered:

Criminal Justice - Bachelor of Science (online)
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Ohio

Fortis College (Centerville, OH)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree - Homeland Security (online), Associate of Applied Science - Criminal Justice / Homeland Security (online)
Lincoln College of Technology (Cincinnati/Downtown (Vine Street), OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH)
Programs Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security (online), Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies (online)
Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Tiffin University (Tiffin, OH)
Programs Offered:

MS - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security (online)
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Oklahoma

Northeastern State University (Tahlequah, OK)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security
Redlands Community College (El Reno, OK)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Preparedness/Homeland Security
Vatterott College (Tulsa, OK)
Programs Offered:

Associate Degree Criminal Justice - Tulsa
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Oregon

Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security and Community Preparedness
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Pennsylvania

California University of Pennsylvania (California, PA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Corporate and Homeland Security, MS - Legal Studies - Homeland Security (online)
Central Pennsylvania College (Summerdale, PA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security
DeSales University (Center Valley, PA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice - Intelligence
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
Programs Offered:

Grad Certificate - Homeland Security (online)
Keystone College (La Plume, PA)
Programs Offered:

Minor - Homeland Security
Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
Programs Offered:

Master of Science - Applied Intelligence
YTI Career Institute (Lancaster, PA)
Programs Offered:

Criminal Justice & First Response - Associate in Specialized Business Degree
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Rhode Island

New England Institute of Technology (East Greenwhich, RI)
Programs Offered:

AS - Criminal Justice Technology, BS - Criminal Justice Technology
Salve Regina University (Newport, RI)
Programs Offered:

Certificate of Graduate Studies - Homeland Security
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Tennessee

Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice - Homeland Security (online)
Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin, TN)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security
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Texas

Bush School of Government - Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
Programs Offered:

Grad Cert - Critical Infrastruction Protection (online), Grad Cert - Emergency & Crisis Preparedness & Mgmt (online), Grad Cert - Homeland Security Policy & Mgmt (online), Grad Cert - National Security Policy (online)
Central Texas College (Killeen, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security and Emergency Management (online), Certificate of Completion - Homeland Security and Emergency Management (online)
Cisco College (Cisco, TX)
Programs Offered:

Level I Certificate - Homeland Security
El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security, Certificate - Homeland Security
Everest College (Arlington (Mid Cities), TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Homeland Security
Lamar Institute of Technology (Beaumont, TX)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Homeland Security/Crime Scene Technician, Associate of Science - Homeland Security
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Virginia

ECPI University (Manassas, VA / Newport News, VA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelors in Homeland Security - Newport News, Cyber and Network Security - Bachelors - Manassas
John Tyler Community College (Chester, VA)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Tidewater Community College (Norfolk, VA)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security
Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Homeland Security, Master of Arts - Homeland Security (online)
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West Virginia

American Public University System (Charles Town, WV)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Arts - Homeland Security, Certificate - Homeland Security, Graduate Certificate - Homeland Security (online), Master of Arts - Homeland Security (online)
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (Martinsburg, WV)
Programs Offered:

Certificate - Homeland Security
Pierpont Community and Technical College (Fairmont, WV)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science - Homeland Security
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Wisconsin

Kaplan University (Learning Center - Milwaukee, WI)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Public Safety and Security, BS in Criminal Justice, BSCJ - Homeland Security, MPA - Criminal Justice, MPA - Emergency and Disaster Management, MS in Criminal Justice, MSCJ - Global Issues in Criminal Justice
Marian University of Fond du Lac (Fond du Lac, WI)
Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science - Homeland Security, Certificate - Homeland Security Leadership
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Wyoming

Central Wyoming College (Riverton, WY)
Programs Offered:

Associate of Science - Homeland Security
Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne, WY)
Programs Offered:

Associates of Science - Homeland Security, Certificate of Completion - Homeland Security