2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Homeland Security Programs

By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020
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By the OnlineU team | Updated 3/13/2020

The 22 schools in this list represent the most affordable options for obtaining an online master's degree in homeland security. In first place, Missouri State University is the most affordable school, with a tuition rate of $5,015. American Public University System, ranked #2, has an annual tuition rate $7,000 for its Master of Arts in Homeland Security. Courses for this program include Intelligence & Homeland Security, Privacy & Civil Liberties in Homeland Security, and Resilience and Homeland Security.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Missouri State University $5,015
# 2 #2 American Public University System $7,000
# 3 #3 West Virginia University $7,995
# 4 #4 Auburn University at Montgomery $8,100
# 5 #5 Wilmington University $8,296
# 6 #6 Arizona State University $8,512
# 7 #7 Troy University $8,892
# 8 #8 University of Alaska Fairbanks $9,240
# 9 #9 Sam Houston State University $9,283
# 10 #10 Mississippi College $9,375
# 11 #11 Excelsior College $9,675
# 12 #12 Angelo State University $9,712
# 13 #13 Upper Iowa University $9,990
# 14 #14 The University of Texas at El Paso $10,350
# 15 #15 Tiffin University $10,500
# 16 #16 Arkansas Tech University $10,512
# 17 #17 Bellevue University $10,530
# 18 #18 Salve Regina University $10,890
# 19 #19 Notre Dame College $11,210
# 20 #20 Southern New Hampshire University Online $11,286
# 21 #21 University of Colorado Denver $11,358
# 22 #22 Central Michigan University $11,466
#1
#1

Missouri State University

Springfield (MO)
Annual Tuition: $5,015
Annual Tuition: $5,015
Annual Tuition: $5,015
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Average SATs: 1018 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 952
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,202
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (417) 836-5000

Example Classes: Foundations of Homeland Defense and Security, Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security, Strategic Planning and Organizational Imperatives in Homeland Security, Topics in Homeland Defense and Security

#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • Online Degrees: 33
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,746
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 8,342
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (877) 468-6268

Example Classes: Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Groups, Homeland Security and Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security, Privacy & Civil Liberties in Homeland Security, Resilience and Homeland Security

#3
#3

West Virginia University

Morgantown (WV)
Annual Tuition: $7,995
Annual Tuition: $7,995
Annual Tuition: $7,995
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1240
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,158
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,419
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (304) 293-0111

Example Classes: Dispute Resolution, Immigration and Border Security, Media and the Law, Punishment and Corrections

#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 371
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 239
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 244-3000

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

#5
#5

Wilmington University

New Castle (DE)
Annual Tuition: $8,296
Annual Tuition: $8,296
Annual Tuition: $8,296
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,665
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,085
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (877) 967-5464

Example Classes: Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security, Legal Aspects of Homeland Security, Police Executive Leadership, Risk Assessment and Management, Terrorism, Typologies of Crime

#6
#6

Arizona State University

Tempe (AZ) (and 4 others)
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
Annual Tuition: $8,512
  • Online Degrees: 8
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1298
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 28,353
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 9,021
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

Example Classes: Critical Incident Stress Management, Hazards Governance, Police & International Terrorism, Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, US Cyber & Information Security Policy

#7
#7

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • Online Degrees: 2
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 960 -1145
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,492
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,056
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (334) 670-3100

Example Classes: Counter Insurgency and Irregular Warfare, Environmental Security, Conflict, and Development, International Power and Influence, Military Strategy and International Relations, Terrorism and Political Violence

#8
#8

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks (AK) (and 1 other)
Annual Tuition: $9,240
Annual Tuition: $9,240
Annual Tuition: $9,240
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 31%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1270
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,072
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 590
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

Example Classes: Disaster Management Policy, Human Security, Strategic Collaboration, Vulnerability and Protection

#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,910
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,579
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (936) 294-1111

Example Classes: Digital Forensics Investigation, Law and Ethics in Homeland Security, Selected Problems in Geography, Unconventional Threats

#10
#10

Mississippi College

Clinton (MS)
Annual Tuition: $9,375
Annual Tuition: $9,375
Annual Tuition: $9,375
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 53%
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1236
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 225
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 520
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (601) 925-3000

Example Classes: Cyber Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism, International Terrorism, Legal Aspects of Homeland Security

#11
#11

Excelsior College

Albany (NY)
Annual Tuition: $9,675
Annual Tuition: $9,675
Annual Tuition: $9,675
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 27,207
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,801
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Phone #: (518) 464-8500

Example Classes: Constitutional Law, Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice, Risk Assessment in Homeland Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

#12
#12

Angelo State University

San Angelo (TX)
Annual Tuition: $9,712
Annual Tuition: $9,712
Annual Tuition: $9,712
  • Online Degrees: 9
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 258
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (325) 942-2555

Example Classes: Advanced Studies in International Drug Trafficking, Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security, National Security Policy, Studies in Terrorism, Transportation Security

#13
#13

Upper Iowa University

Fayette (IA)
Annual Tuition: $9,990
Annual Tuition: $9,990
Annual Tuition: $9,990
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Average SATs: 935 -1170
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,538
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 518
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (563) 425-5200

Example Classes: Comparative Strategies of National Security, Counter-Terrorism, Emergency Management: Mitigation, Recovery, and Continuity, Terrorism and Politics

#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Average SATs: 940 -1130
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,143
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,156
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (915) 747-5000

Example Classes: Cyberwarfare, Future Warfare, Global Security, U.S. National Security

#15
#15

Tiffin University

Tiffin (OH)
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 480
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 742
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (800) 968-6446

Example Classes: Contemporary Criminal Justice: Issues and Trends, Emergency Management, Legal and Ethical Issues in Homeland Security, Terrorism and Emerging Threats, The Intelligence Community

#16
#16

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville (AR)
Annual Tuition: $10,512
Annual Tuition: $10,512
Annual Tuition: $10,512
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,311
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 534
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (479) 968-0389

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

#17
#17

Bellevue University

Bellevue (NE)
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 89%
  • Graduation Rate: 0%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,052
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,638
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (402) 291-8100

Example Classes: Critical Infrastructure: Analysis and Strategies, Emergency Preparedness and Management, Homeland Security Principles and Practices, Principles and Theories of Security Management

#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $10,890
Annual Tuition: $10,890
Annual Tuition: $10,890
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 99%
  • Graduation Rate: 72%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 14
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 202
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (401) 847-6650

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

#19
#19

Notre Dame College

Cleveland (OH)
Annual Tuition: $11,210
Annual Tuition: $11,210
Annual Tuition: $11,210
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 42%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 860 -1060
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 205
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 129
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (216) 381-1680

Example Classes: Issues in Homeland Security, Leadership, Ethics and Decision-Making, Strategic Intelligence and Warning, Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Transnational Threats

#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 75%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 76,929
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,983
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Phone #: (603) 668-2211

Example Classes: Data-Driven Decision-Making in Criminal Justice, Global Terrorism, Intelligence Collection and Analysis, Terrorist Techniques and Counterterrorism, Threat Assessment

#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $11,358
Annual Tuition: $11,358
Annual Tuition: $11,358
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 76%
  • Graduation Rate: 48%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 1020 -1210
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 967
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,453
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (303) 556-5600

Example Classes: Disaster/ClimateChangePlanning, Principles of Emergency Management, Public Policies for Hazards and Disasters, Public Service in Emergency Management and Homeland Security

#22
#22

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant (MI)
Annual Tuition: $11,466
Annual Tuition: $11,466
Annual Tuition: $11,466
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 95%
  • Graduation Rate: 62%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,387
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,715
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (989) 774-4000

Example Classes: Concepts in Homeland Security Crisis and Response, Emergency and Crisis Prevention, Preparedness and Response, Interagency Cooperation, Team Building and Leadership, Program Management in Complex Organizations, The Public Sector Role in Post-Disaster Recovery