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Would an online Master's Degree in Homeland Security be a better option?
I am thinking about going back for my Master's degree in Criminal Justice, but is Homeland Security a better option today?

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Asked by Shan Wednesday Jul 9th 2008 in Online Degrees
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This all depends on what you are interested in, and where you are planning on taking your career once you have completed your education. While there are a number of online Homeland Security degrees, it is a very specific focus, and with that comes very specific job openings. With a degree in Criminal Justice you would be taking a much less specialized route, and would be able to apply your degree to a number of areas such as law enforcement, juvenile agencies or even the border patrol.

However, this does not mean you cannot blend the two together if you find both of them interesting. There are a number of online degrees in Criminal Justice that focus on Homeland Security.

In the end, it is all about what you want to do. If you feel that you are destined to work in the field of Homeland Security then a Masterâs degree in Homeland Security is a great option to consider; however, if you just want to keep you options open then a MA in CJ might be a better fit. Your best bet would be to examine your options, and figure out what you think would work best for you.

I suggest looking at a couple online degree options:

Eastern Kentucky Universityâs
Master of Science in Safety, Security & Emergency Management - Homeland Security

California University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Legal Studies - Homeland Security

Boston University Online
Master Degree in Criminal Justice

Kaplan University
Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Also, this article may help in your making a decision:

Getting an Online Degree in Homeland Security

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