2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Homeland Security Degrees

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Online homeland security degrees are available for under $13,000 a year at all 25 schools on this list. These most affordable schools offer homeland security degrees at every level, from associate to doctoral. Top-ranked Aspen University has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Terrorism and Homeland Security available online for only $5,850 annually. American Public University System offers the widest selection of degrees on this list, with 63 homeland security related degrees to choose from.

All schools considered for this ranking offer fully online homeland security degrees at the bachelor's level or higher. Those interested can find more detailed information on these most affordable homeland security degrees below or read our full methodology.

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Rank College Annual Tuition Homeland Security Degree Levels Offered
#1 #1 Aspen University Annual Tuition $5,850 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#2 #2 Columbia Southern University Annual Tuition $6,300 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#3 #3 Wilmington University Annual Tuition $7,735 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#4 #4 Northcentral University Annual Tuition $7,807 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's and Doctoral
#5 #5 Auburn University at Montgomery Annual Tuition $7,830 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#6 #6 Wayland Baptist University Annual Tuition $8,010 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#7 #7 American Public University System Annual Tuition $8,100 Homeland Security Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#8 #8 Sam Houston State University Annual Tuition $8,175 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#9 #9 Point Park University Annual Tuition $8,490 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#10 #10 Northwestern State University of Louisiana Annual Tuition $8,550 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#10 #10 University of Massachusetts-Lowell Annual Tuition $8,550 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's and Certificate
#10 #10 Waldorf University Annual Tuition $8,550 Homeland Security Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, and Certificate
#13 #13 Salve Regina University Annual Tuition $9,180 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#14 #14 California University of Pennsylvania Annual Tuition $9,240 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#15 #15 Allied American University Annual Tuition $9,334 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#16 #16 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
#17 #17 Arkansas Tech University Annual Tuition $9,684 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#18 #18 Trident University International Annual Tuition $11,250 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#19 #19 Liberty University Online Annual Tuition $11,700 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#20 #20 Park University Annual Tuition $11,730 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Certificate
#21 #21 Misericordia University Annual Tuition $11,850 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's
#21 #21 Regent University Online Annual Tuition $11,850 Homeland Security Degrees: Bachelor's and Master's
#23 #23 Endicott College Annual Tuition $11,934 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#24 #24 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $11,985 Homeland Security Degrees: Master's
#25 #25 Eastern Kentucky University Annual Tuition $12,000 Homeland Security Degrees: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, and Certificate
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Interview & Interrogation; Major Incident Response Management; Patrol Procedures; Terrorism and Homeland Security; Use of Force in Law Enforcement
  • Annual Tuition: $6,300
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    American Homeland Security; Disaster Planning and Management; Homeland Security Technology; Preparedness and Response Partners; Terrorism Response Operations; Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Annual Tuition: $7,735
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security; Legal Aspects of Homeland Security; Police Executive Leadership; Risk Assessment and Management; Terrorism; Typologies of Crime
  • Annual Tuition: $7,807
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC and WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Homeland Security Risk Management; Homeland Security Transportation; International Crime and Terrorism; Maritime Terrorism
  • Annual Tuition: $7,830
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Crime Intelligence & Analysis; Intelligence and Info Dissemination; Psychology of Terrorism and Fear; U.S. Constitution and Issues in Homeland Security; Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Annual Tuition: $8,010
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 99%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Law; Emergency Management; Negotiations in Management
  • Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Border and Coastal Security; Chemical, Biological and Radiological Hazards; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Homegrown Violent Extremism; Mind of a Terrorist; Regulatory Issues in Weapons of Mass Destruction

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (16)

Online Master's Degrees (30)

Online Certificate Programs (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,175
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Forensics Investigation; Law and Ethics in Homeland Security; Selected Problems in Geography; Unconventional Threats

Online Master's Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,490
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Example Classes:
    Communication and Writing for Intelligence; Intelligence Operations; Research Methods in Security and Intelligence Studies; Target-Concentric Analysis; Threat Analysis
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Example Classes:
    Executive Leadership, Diplomacy and Ethics in Homeland Security; International Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crime and Covert Operations; Network Security and Cyberterrorism; Peace Studies, Conflict Transformation, and Global Security; Venue and Event Security
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Descriptive & Inferential Statistics; Designing and Building a Cybersecurity Program; Scientific & Technological Dimensions of National Security; Terrorism Networks; Transportation Systems Safety and Security
  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 51%
  • Example Classes:
    American Homeland Security; Terrorism Response Operations; Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Annual Tuition: $9,180
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Example Classes:
    Cyber Methodology; Emerging Global and Social Issues in Justice; Management Issues in the Justice System; Public Policy in the Global Environment; Theories of Justice
  • Annual Tuition: $9,240
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Biological, Chemical, Nuclear & WMD Threats in Homeland Security; Computer Forensics; Domestic Extremism in the United States; Executive Protection; Military Criminal Justice; Polygraph and Lie Detection
  • Annual Tuition: $9,334
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and DEAC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Ethics in Criminal Justice; Forensic Investigation; Homicide Investigation; Investigation of Computer Crime; Investigation of Terrorism; Kinesic Interviewing
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 79%
  • Example Classes:
    Counterterrorism Techniques; Juvenile Justice System; Legal Traditions; Threat Assessment Fundamentals
  • Annual Tuition: $9,684
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Crisis Communications; Design and Management of Preparedness and Mitigation Systems; Information Security for Public Managers; Intelligence in Emergency Management and Homeland Security; Risk and Vulnerability Assessment for Business and Industry; Situational Awareness of Environmental Threats
  • Annual Tuition: $11,250
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Catastrophic Events and Responses; Cyber and Physical Security Vulnerabilities and Methodologies; Homeland Recovery and Continuity of Operations; Homeland Security and Interagency Planning; Intelligence and Law Enforcement; Preventing Homeland Infiltration: Air, Ground, and Maritime
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 22%
  • Example Classes:
    Behavioral Dimensions of Disaster; Criminal Justice Ethics; Incident Command System; Judicial Process

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,730
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NCACSTHLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 96%
  • Example Classes:
    Administrative Law; Emergency Management; Geography of Terrorism; Homeland Security
  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Example Classes:
    American National Government; Global Politics; National Security; War in World Politics

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Example Classes:
    Comparative Criminal Justice Systems; Criminal Procedure; Domestic and International Terrorism; Homeland Security; Law Enforcement Organization and Administration; State and Local Government
  • Annual Tuition: $11,934
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Example Classes:
    Asymmetric Threats to the American Homeland; Comparative Homeland Security; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Modern Security Technologies
  • Annual Tuition: $11,985
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Current and Historical Issues in National Security Affair; Ethnopolitical and Community Based Conflicts; Metropolitan Conflict; Terrorists and Terrorism: Theory and Practice; Violence Prevention & Intervention

Online Master's Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ACCET
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Border & Immigration Control; Critical Problem Analysis; Evolution of the U.S. Intelligence Community; Personnel Security; Physical Security
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