Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies MS


The Master of Science Degree in Terrorism and Counterterrorism is earned by satisfactory completion of an online program equivalent to 1.5 years of full-time post-graduate study. Instructors emphasize professionalism, proactive strategies, and a thorough understanding of terrorist dynamics. It also provides for the advanced knowledge of how to deal effectively with terrorism to adequately protect life and property.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will:

  • TCT-PLO M1: Evaluate and manage various information sources and their relevance to countering terrorism as well as strategic security and translate that information into actionable outcomes.
  • TCT-PLO M2: Perform sophisticated analysis and evaluations of possible terrorist threats through demonstrated technical expertise and application of conceptual counterterrorism skills.
  • TCT-PLO M3: Appraise and apply issues of security, national policy, business, reform, and ethics, integrating information from the counterterrorism, intelligence and security literature.
  • TCT-PLO M4: Synthesize strategic leadership competencies specific to terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as strategic security.
  • TCT-PLO M5: Operate and communicate effectively in all mediums, with the ability to work with stakeholders at the highest levels in the counterterrorism field.

Course Listing (54 Credits)

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

FRP697     Master’s Capstone Portfolio

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

TCT617     Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

TCT576     Analyzing the Terrorist Mind

TCT570     Cults and Charismatic Leaders

TCT571     Secret Societies

TCT640     Advanced Islamism and Terrorism

TCT517     WMD Terrorism

TCT525    Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

TCT620     Advanced Domestic Terrorism

Choose any four (4) courses.

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 for Security Professionals

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.