M.Sc. On Campus


Nichols College

18 months
725 USD/credit
725 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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In the Counterterrorism program at Nichols College you’ll study the factors contributing to homegrown and international violent extremism, including the media’s impact on recruitment and retention, alongside real-world applications like cybersecurity and border security.


Analyze, assess, and mitigate risk for public and private security services in one of today’s fastest growing job markets.

The programme

We’re proud to offer discounts to first responders and law enforcement professionals, as well as special pricing for active duty, reserve, and veteran military service professionals.

Nichols own Dr. McDowell-Smith was recently a featured member of the Red Team during Operation Blackout, a simulated Election Day hack that included participants from DHS, the Secret Service, state and local law enforcement, and Harvard. McDowell-Smith also took students to participate in the 2019 Cybersecurity Incident Response Workshop as part of the Governor’s Cyber Resiliency Working Group! It’s these opportunities to grow your network while learning from working professionals that make our Counterterrorism program unique and valuable.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Border Security
  • International Violent Extremism
  • Homegrown Violent Extremism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed graduate application
  • Two  letters of recommendation 
  • Current resume
  • Official college transcripts covering all prior undergraduate academic work 
  • A personal statement  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 725 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 725 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Dudley

1040 - 2153 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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