Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

In the master’s in counter terrorism degree program the instructors emphasize mastery of core skills such as intelligence writing, threat management, counterterrorism briefing, and anti-terrorism techniques throughout all our counter terrorism courses. This terrorism and counter terrorism degree online program also provides opportunities to conduct specialized study in topics such as cybersecurity, influence warfare, and counterterrorism strategy. All counter terrorism courses towards the master’s in counter terrorism are four and a half quarter units unless otherwise noted.

Program learning outcomes:

Evaluate and manage various information sources and their relevance to countering terrorism as well as strategic security and translate that information into actionable outcomes.

Perform sophisticated analysis and evaluations of possible terrorist threats through demonstrated technical expertise and application of conceptual counterterrorism skills.

Appraise and apply issues of security, national policy, business, reform, and ethics, integrating information from the counterterrorism, intelligence and security literature.

Synthesize strategic leadership competencies specific to terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as strategic security.

Operate and communicate effectively in all mediums, with the ability to work with stakeholders at the highest levels in the counterterrorism field.

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Henley-Putnam’s commitment to service begins with your first call with an advisor and continues through graduation. Our classes are small, so you are never just a number. We get to know you, your goals and your needs. You will be supported by a team of professionals who will help you track your degree progression, advise you on course selection, and inform you of relevant services such as tutoring and mentoring. Your faculty members will be available to you, as will the deans and administrators.

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