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What Can You Do With a Homeland Security Studies Degree?

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If you’re ready for a new direction in life, a homeland security studies degree can put you on the path to a career that makes a difference. After graduating, many people pursue a myriad of entry-level and management positions within the Department of Homeland Security, local law enforcement, and other agencies. Whether you’re interested in cybersecurity or want to join the Secret Service, this degree can prepare you for the next steps in your career.

Department of Homeland Security Careers

Many people pursuing a homeland studies degree envision themselves working for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This organization was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to protect U.S. citizens from terrorism at home and abroad. Employees may be hired for a variety of tasks within DHS’s many divisions, from border protection and travel security to cybersecurity and immigration services. Many individuals pursuing emergency management degrees also find career opportunities with DHS. While most positions are field-based, the organization also has office-based opportunities for accountants, legal professionals, and many others. A Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security Management can help graduates attain a challenging, yet rewarding, homeland security management job.

Law Enforcement Careers

You can also use a degree in homeland security studies to make a difference in your own community. Many graduates choose careers with state and local law enforcement agencies. A certificate or bachelor’s degree in homeland security studies can prepare you for an entry-level position serving your community as a police officer, private investigator, safety operations manager, intelligence analyst, park ranger, and more. At the federal level, you could consider a career as an FBI or Secret Service agent.

Pursuing a certificate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in homeland security studies can prepare you for a rewarding career in public service. Tulane School of Professional Advancement offers on-campus and online courses in homeland security studies to help you get there. Learn more about our admissions process and take your first step towards an exciting career path.

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