M.Sc. On Campus

Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy

American University Washington DC

24 months
32616 USD/year
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Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy from American University Washington DC will train you to tackle the problems of terrorism and other threats that endanger the security of the United States.  


At Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy from American University Washington DC you’ll approach security issues informed by social science, with attention to the perspectives of criminology and criminal justice. Our program emphasizes development of strategic, policy-based security solutions at federal, state, and local levels of government.


Our graduates prepare for jobs in emergency management, federal law enforcement, homeland security policy, immigrant and travel security, cyber security, intelligence analysis, and general mission support. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Law and Social Sciences 
  • Concept of Justice
  • Criminological Theory
  • Justice and Public Policy: Controversial Issues
  • Advanced Seminar in Policing
  • Terrorism, Crime, and Public Policy
  • Seminar on National Security Policy 
  • Intelligence Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • The School of Public Affairs operates on a rolling admissions basis for our graduate programs. 
  • Deadlines are the ones for priority admission.


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application & Fee
  • Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • GRE Test Scores
  • Writing Samples
  • English Proficiency
  • Original Transcripts or Academic Records

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 24 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,637 per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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