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Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies Master of Science

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Now more than ever, America needs experts who are well-prepared to keep our country safe from threats at home and abroad. The online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies degree can help you gain advanced knowledge to effectively deal with terrorism to protect life and property.

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Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies Online Master of Science Overview

This program provides you with a thorough understanding of terrorist dynamics as well as the evolution of terrorist organizations and their motives, threats, recruitment strategies, and operational tactics.

As a graduate of the program, you will be able to:

  • Use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to evaluate options for preventive, deterrent and response actions related to the counterterrorism profession.
  • Critique information from a variety of sources to debate its relevance to address issues of counterterrorism.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in a variety of mediums to a variety of stakeholders both within and external to the counterterrorism profession.
  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups to formulate solutions to prevent and forestall emerging threats within the counterterrorism profession.
  • Apply ethical and civic-minded approaches to policy and reform within the counterterrorism profession.

Online Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies Master鈥檚 Courses and Curriculum

Designed to be completed in 1.5 years, the online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies program consists of鈥12 courses鈥痑nd鈥54 credit hours. There are core courses as well as electives.

All academic courses are 100% online and subject to minimum class size requirements.

Major and Support Core

8 courses, 36 credit hours

HPSSS Electives

4 courses, 18 credit hours

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

For admissions to NAU鈥檚 Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security master鈥檚 degree programs, you will need a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party agency.

Admission to the master鈥檚 degree programs requires the following:

  • Completed application.
  • Documentation of a bachelor鈥檚 degree or have completed 120 quarter credits or more with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Any applicable transfer credit or challenge exam credits. For evaluation procedures, contact the admissions department.

 

Online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our graduate tuition schedule.

Online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies Career Outcomes

The online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies program gives you the background you need to take on leadership roles in the public or private sector counterterrorism, emergency鈥痬anagement, cybersecurity, and law enforcement, including careers in:

  • Antiterrorism
  • Security Management
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Financial Crimes Analysis
  • Counterterrorism Analysis
  • Government & Government Contract Work
  • Terrorism Analysis
  • Critical Infrastructure Analysis
  • Operations

Who Is a Good Candidate for the鈥疧nline Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies Program?

  • Mid-career Professionals: The online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies is an excellent choice if you like solving puzzles, researching, and analyzing complex human behaviors, or are skilled in advanced mathematics.
  • Counterterrorism professionals:鈥 The online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies is a perfect choice if you want to further your studies into graduate degree and gain professional credentials while working in the field of counterterrorism.
  • Military servicemembers:鈥The online Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies is a perfect choice if you have special forces training or are a new veteran with or without a national security clearance and you want to study for a career as a counterterrorism professional.

Course Listing (54 Credits)

Students must take RES500 as the first course but can take a required course concurrently.

FRPP697 – Master’s ePortfolio
TCT525 – Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis
RES500 – Academic Writing and Research
TCT595 – Advanced Counterterrorism Operations
TCT596 – Origins, Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism
TCT600 – Advanced Counterterrorism

Choose any two(2) courses.

TCT508 – Extremist Organizations
TCT517 – WMD Terrorism
TCT570 – Cults and Charismatic Leaders
TCT571 – Secret Societies
TCT576 – Analyzing the Terrorist Mind
TCT617 – Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime
TCT620 – Advanced Domestic Terrorism
TCT640 – Advanced Islamism and Terrorism

Choose any four (4) courses.

Students may also include any course from support core courses if not previously taken as a major support core.

DSS700DC – Advanced Strategic Security Analysis and Critique
DSS710DC – Advanced Counterterrorism Research Methods
DSS720DC – Strategic Security Information Literacy
DSS730DC – Applied Research Methodology
DSS750DC – Briefings, De – briefings and Presentations
DSS760DC – Advanced Leadership and Management
INT511 – Advanced Analytical Methods
INT521 – Advanced Intelligence Collection
INT535 – Cover
INT550 – Advanced Open Source Intelligence
INT551 – Double Agents, Denial and Deception
INT552 – Counterespionage
INT560 – Strategic Intelligence
INT570 – All Source Intelligence
INT575 – Intelligence Policy and Reform
INT580 – Leadership and Political Analysis
INT584 – Area Studies Analysis
INT595 – Advanced Intelligence Operations
INT600 – Intelligence Team Management
INT609 – Case Studies in Covert Operations
INT680 – Operational Concepts and Planning (Targeting)
PRO500 – Advanced Executive Protection
PRO510 – Advanced Protocol, Manners, Etiquette
PRO520 – Stalking and Workplace Violence
PRO521 – Building and Perimeter Security
PRO535 – Advanced Vehicular Security
PRO540 – Topics in Advance Work
PRO595 – Advanced Protection Operations
PRO596 – Advanced Protective Intelligence
PRO605 – Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System
PRO660 – Explosives and Arson Security
PRO690 – Advanced Threat Assessment
SEC505 – Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness
SEC537 – Crisis Negotiation
SEC621 – Background Investigations
SEC665 – Cyber Security

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.