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.

You can read more about our ranked schools below or browse our rankings of the most affordable online bachelor's in homeland security degrees. View our methodology or learn more about OnlineU.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 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
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
Annual Tuition: $7,000
  • Online Degrees: 33
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 40%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management & Homeland Security (Dual Degree)
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Counter-Terrorism Studies
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Homeland Security - Cyber
#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: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,272
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,453
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Legal Studies - Homeland Security
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
Annual Tuition: $8,100
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 98%
  • Graduation Rate: 34%
  • Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Average SATs: 920 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 378
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 264
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Homeland Security & Emergency Management
#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: 63%
  • Graduation Rate: 21%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 5,064
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,291
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MBA in Homeland Security
  • MS in Administration of Justice - Homeland Security (Non-Thesis Option)
  • MS in Administration of Justice - Homeland Security (Thesis Option)
  • MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Terrorism
  • MS in Homeland Security
  • MS in Homeland Security - Military Leadership
#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: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Average SATs: 1091 -1301
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 33,410
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 10,843
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Community Resilience - EMHS
  • MA in Emergency Management & Homeland Security
  • MA in Emergency Management & Homeland Security - Biosecurity and Threat Management
  • MA in Emergency Management & Homeland Security - Homeland Security
  • MA in Global Security
  • MA in Homeland Security - EMHS
#7
#7

Troy University

Troy (AL)
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
Annual Tuition: $8,892
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 92%
  • Graduation Rate: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1090
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,633
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,088
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in International Relations - National Security Affairs (Non-Thesis Option)
#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: 88%
  • Graduation Rate: 35%
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Average SATs: 1030 -1280
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,350
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 598
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Security and Disaster Management
#9
#9
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
Annual Tuition: $9,283
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 54%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1140
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,120
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,562
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Homeland Security Studies
#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: 57%
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Average SATs: 1060 -1230
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 193
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 592
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Social Science in 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: 22,674
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,571
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security and Emergency Management
#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: 40%
  • Acceptance Rate: 74%
  • Average SATs: 930 -1120
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 308
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,188
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Global Security Studies - National Security Affairs - Non-Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Global Security Studies - National Security Affairs - Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Global Security Studies - Non-Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Global Security Studies - Regional Security - Non-Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Global Security Studies - Regional Security - Thesis Option
  • Master of Science in Global Security Studies - Thesis Option
#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: 47%
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Average SATs: 980 -1160
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,872
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 514
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Public Administration - Emergency Management and Homeland Security
#14
#14
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
Annual Tuition: $10,350
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 86%
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,157
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,069
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Phone #: (915) 747-5000

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Defense and Strategic Studies
#15
#15

Tiffin University

Tiffin (OH)
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 39%
  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 420
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 613
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security
#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: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 2,231
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 562
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Phone #: (844) 804-2628

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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Emergency Management & Homeland Security
#17
#17

Bellevue University

Bellevue (NE)
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
Annual Tuition: $10,530
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 84%
  • Graduation Rate: 24%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 7,352
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,151
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies
  • Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies - Comparative Politics
  • Master of Science in Intelligence and Security Studies - International Relations
  • Master of Science in Security Management
#18
#18
Annual Tuition: $10,890
Annual Tuition: $10,890
Annual Tuition: $10,890
  • Online Degrees: 5
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Graduation Rate: 78%
  • Acceptance Rate: 72%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 46
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 241
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in International Relations - Homeland Security
  • MS in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security
  • MS in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security - Cybersecurity and Intelligence
  • MS in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security - Digital Forensics
  • MS in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security - Leadership in 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: 37%
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Average SATs: 890 -1110
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 191
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 102
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in National Security and Intelligence Studies
#20
#20
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
Annual Tuition: $11,286
  • Online Degrees: 1
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 77%
  • Graduation Rate: 44%
  • Acceptance Rate: 78%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 86,849
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 19,526
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Criminal Justice - Advanced Counterterrorism & Homeland Security
#21
#21
Annual Tuition: $11,358
Annual Tuition: $11,358
Annual Tuition: $11,358
  • Online Degrees: 4
  • Financial Aid Recipients: 82%
  • Graduation Rate: 52%
  • Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Average SATs: 1000 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,046
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,528
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Criminal Justice - Emergency Management and Homeland Security (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Criminal Justice - Emergency Management and Homeland Security (Thesis Option)
  • Master of Public Administration - Emergency Management and Homeland Security (Non-Thesis Option)
  • Master of Public Administration - Emergency Management and Homeland Security (Thesis Option)
#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: 96%
  • Graduation Rate: 61%
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1200
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,326
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,485
  • 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

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Administration - Emergency Management and Homeland Security

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