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Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis Virtual Information Packet

Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis Virtual Information Packet


The University of Maryland’s Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis is offered through the College of Behavioral and Social and Sciences (BSOS) and reflects the expertise and experience of faculty researchers throughout the nearly 50-institution network of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

Drawing on the consortium’s robust research agenda and close links to national and homeland security policy makers, the program provides participants with advanced education on the causes, dynamics, and impacts of international and domestic terrorism. Participants also develop the methodological skills necessary to pursue advanced research on and analysis of terrorism.

In order to complete the program participants must complete four (4) graduate courses including two (2) core courses students, one research methods course and one elective. The four courses constitute a total of 12 graduate level credits. The program format is online and synchronous, with courses scheduled after 5:30pm EST or on weekends; each class is 2.5 hours long. These courses follow a standard Fall or Spring academic semester of 15 weeks. There is no residency requirement to complete the program, and the program can be completed in one calendar year.

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Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis Virtual Information Packet. 2018. College Park, MD: START (November). https://www.start.umd.edu/pubs/START_GradCertInfoPacket_Nov2018.pdf

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