Today, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employs approximately 240,000 people in an effort to reduce the vulnerabilities of the American people and minimize the impact of catastrophic events such as terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, natural disasters, and other emergencies.

Explore our online degree programs and discover how earning your degree can lead you to a job in homeland security. Our programs are designed to:

  • Advance your career and increase your salary.
  • Accommodate your current commitments with a flexible format.
  • Allow you to focus on a specialization that meets your goals.

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G.I. Jobs has named Walden to its 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools, which identifies the top 20% of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Homeland Security-Related Degree Programs at Walden


With an online public administration degree from Walden, you can gain essential skills and knowledge to shape policy and legislation and serve the public good. Choose from a variety of concentrations and specializations, such as Homeland Security Policy and Coordination or Public Management and Leadership. Walden’s public administration degrees include:

  • Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

    This applied doctorate program is designed to prepare you to become a leader in government, nonprofits, or other policy organizations. Guided by expert faculty, you will gain managerial skills and study the everyday practice of public administration, management, and applied research in a global context.

    Learn more about the DPA program.

  • PhD in Public Policy and Administration

    Learn to analyze and develop public policy that creates tangible social change with Walden’s online PhD in Public Policy and Administration program. This program explores current policy as it concerns issues of ethics and social justice.

    Learn more about the PhD in Public Policy and Administration program.

  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    Whether you are interested in pursuing a career in the public or private sector, or a nonprofit organization, this program is designed to help you develop the advanced competencies that are essential to becoming a successful leader in public administration.

    Learn more about the MPA program.

  • MS in Emergency Management

    Our MS in Emergency Management program can help you develop key competencies related to creating and implementing disaster prevention and response plans. Choose from a variety of specializations, such as Criminal Justice or Homeland Security.

    Learn more about the MS in Emergency Management program.

  • Master of Public Policy (MPP)

    This degree can help you bring about social change through effective public policy. Explore ways to evaluate, implement, and create effective policy change across the private and public sectors.

    Learn more about the MPP program.

  • BS in Political Science and Public Administration

    Take the opportunity to gain crucial skills as you transform your passion for politics, public service, and societal change into a rewarding career.

    Learn more about the BS in Political Science and Public Administration program.

Walden's IT programs can prepare you with the technical skills and business acumen you need to be more competitive in today’s job marketplace. Choose from a range of concentrations and specializations, including Health Informatics or Information Assurance and Cyber Security. Walden’s IT degrees include:

  • Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

    Gain the strategic technology and leadership skills you need to guide your organization through today’s complex IT-related challenges.

    Learn more about the DIT program.

  • Master of Information Systems Management

    Gain the management and advanced technical skills you will need to advance your career an an IT industry leader.

    Learn more about the Master of Information Systems Management program.

  • MS in Information Technology

    Broaden your technology experience and gain the essential programming, networking, and database management skills that you need to make significant contributions to your organization.

    Learn more about the MS in Information Technology program.

  • BS in Computer Information Systems

    Gain the skills most sought after by today’s information technology managers through Walden’s BS in Computer Information Systems program.

    Learn more about the BS in Computer Information Systems program.

  • BS in Information Technology

    Walden’s BS in Information Technology program can help you gain the combined technical, managerial, and organizational skills that information technology employers seek.

    Learn more about the BS in Information Technology program.

Whether you want to work in homeland security or law enforcement, a Walden degree in criminal justice can prepare you with the cutting-edge skills you need to change your world—and the world of those around you. Choose from a variety of specializations, such as Homeland Security Policy and Coordination, Public Management and Leadership, or Justice Administration.

  • PhD in Criminal Justice

    This program is one of the first online criminal justice doctoral programs available to meet the needs of working professionals. Gain the skills needed to pursue leadership or teaching roles in the field of criminal justice as you explore topics such as homeland security, risk factors for criminal behavior, leadership theory, and management.

    Learn more about the PhD in Criminal Justice program.

  • MS in Criminal Justice

    Criminal justice professionals must be equipped with leading-edge skills as they address today's increasingly complex criminal justice issues. Explore the causes and impact of crime by studying criminal behavior theory in Walden’s MS in Criminal Justice program.

    Learn more about the MS in Criminal Justice program.

  • MS in Criminal Justice and Emergency Management

    As strategies and policies to combat crime become more complex, the need for specialized executive leadership continues to grow. Prepare yourself for criminal justice-related executive leadership and management roles.

    Learn more about the MS in Criminal Justice and Emergency Management program.

  • BS in Criminal Justice

    Gain a broad understanding of the issues that define our justice and law enforcement systems. Explore strategies that officials develop to keep populations safe.

    Learn more about the BS in Criminal Justice program.

Walden’s business degrees are designed to give you the advanced skills needed to succeed in today's complex and dynamic business environment. Choose from a variety of specializations, such as Human Resource Management, Homeland Security, or International Business. Walden’s business degrees include:

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

    Our ACBSP-accredited DBA program is designed for professionals looking to gain deeper knowledge of theories that can be applied in a corporate, public sector, or academic setting.

    Learn more about the DBA program.

  • PhD in Management

    Our ACBSP-accredited PhD in Management program is intellectually engaging and designed for students who are looking to bring new perspectives to the field through research.

    Learn more about the PhD in Management program.


More About Our Online Programs

  • Careers in Homeland Security

    Opportunities in homeland security are available all over the U.S. You can work for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; other federal, state, or local agencies; and even private and nonprofit organizations. Job areas include, but are not limited to:*

    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
      • Mission support (medical, human resources, budget, etc.)
      • Law enforcement
      • Immigration and travel security
      • Prevention and response
    • Policy and law
    • Business continuity planning
    • Intelligence analysis
    • Infrastructure protection
    • Law enforcement
    • Emergency management, planning, and preparedness
    • Cyber security/information security
    • Physical security
    • Scientific research

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Tuition and fees vary by degree program because programs at Walden are tailored to the specific needs of professionals in each field.

    For more information about our degree programs, financial aid, tuition, and scholarships, request free information or call one of our enrollment advisors.

    Manage your school expenses with:

    • Convenient monthly payment plans that allow you to pay tuition in installments.
    • Multiple payment plan options, including some that can be combined with school loan programs (if available in your country of residence).
    • No-interest payments, which may eliminate your need for loans.
  • Transfer Credits

    You may be eligible to receive credit towards your program, to earn your degree faster. An enrollment advisor will work with you to identify what credit you can receive based on work experience, prior education, life experiences, and more. 

    • First we will help you obtain transcripts from any previous institution you have attended.
    • Then, we will carefully review your previous coursework to maximize the amount of credits we can apply to your Walden program of study.
    • Lastly, you will receive a transfer credit pre-evaluation within three business days, including a summary of the courses that have been accepted for transfer.
  • Grants and Scholarships

    Let us help support you on your educational journey with more than $60 million in total tuition savings. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at 888.828.5608 to learn more.

Why Study at Walden?

  • High-Quality Programs

    Our online degree programs give you the cutting-edge skills needed to excel in today’s workplace.

  • Learn From Experts

    Walden faculty members are scholars, researchers, and distinguished leaders in their industries.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Our support services are what sets us apart, designed specifically for the adult online learner.



“The Walden system is designed to allow the students to connect and to really form partnerships and friendships that go beyond the Internet."

Mark Maxwell | PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate