The Counterterrorism option within the 33-credit online Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security degree program provides students with a focused understanding of terrorism, terrorist threats, and counterterrorism strategies and polices.
The Counterterrorism option offers course work on the cause and sources of contemporary terrorism and terrorist groups; the history of counterterrorism and its contemporary application; the data, tools, and methods used to study and evaluate terrorism and counterterrorism; and radicalization and de-radicalization, as well as a culminating experience in which students apply their skills and knowledge to investigate and better understand a policy topic of their choosing (the Capstone course experience).
All students are required to complete the HLS Orientation (non-credit) as part of the HLS core curriculum before the end of their first semester. This orientation provides an overview of the HLS program and the field of homeland security.
Required Courses (9 credits)
Counterterrorism Option Prescribed Courses (12 credits)
Electives (select 9 credits)
Students choose 9 credits from an approved elective list in consultation with adviser.
Capstone Experience (3 credits)
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