Not open to students who select this as a concentration in the MA - National Security Studies or the MA - Intelligence Studies.

The graduate certificate in Terrorism Studies offers you a fundamental understanding of extremist groups, terrorism tactics, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, and the effects of terrorism upon political and military leadership after 9/11. Terrorist incidents occur through various online and offline channels, making protecting people and organizational assets a top priority for many organizations. In order to mitigate terror escalations and prepare for emerging dangers, many professionals in the intelligence and public safety communities are expanding their knowledge and skills through education. This online certificate is designed to support these educational goals. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of terrorism without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Assess the terrorist threat to U.S. National Security.
  • Analyze the likelihood of future terrorist attacks.
  • Assess the role of the U.S. intelligence community in addressing the terrorist threat.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of selected research methods and tools.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

SSGS500Research Design and Methods3
INTL650Counterterrorism3
INTL652Terrorism: Assessing the Past to Forecast the Future3
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Consequence Management: Terrorism Preparation & Response
Weapons of Mass Destruction and the New Terrorism
Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Groups
Intelligence Analysis (Prerequisite: SSGS500 - Research Design and Methods)
Political Psychology of Terror Groups
Total Semester Hours18