Security and Terrorism Studies, Master | Part time online | University of Maryland | United States
MPS Online

Security and Terrorism Studies

12 months
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
768 USD/credit 27648 USD/year
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The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism's (START) MPS in Security and Terrorism Studies at the University of Maryland provides students with advanced education on the causes, dynamics, and impacts of terrorism and wider issues related to human security in a complex world. 


Key facts:

  • The Security and Terrorism Studies program at the University of Maryland is dedicated to training and mentoring a new generation of scholars and analysts to holistically examine questions related broadly to terrorism and security. The program uses a "whole of social sciences" approach to prepare students to examine the complex social, political, economic, and psychological underpinnings of terrorist and security threats. Students are exposed to the theoretical and methodological skills necessary to pursue advanced research and/or be successful in an analytic career. The program consists of twelve courses. Courses are offered in an online learning environment. The program can be completed in as little as four semesters.  
  • The program is appropriate for individuals interested in (and/or currently) working in fields related to intelligence analysis, homeland security analysis, or analysis of other relevant topic areas; and individuals interested in (and/or currently) conducting scholarly research on terrorism and security. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Motivations and Intents of Terrorists and Terrorist Groups
  • Societal Impacts of and Responses to Terrorism
  • Research Methods in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • Legal and Criminal Approaches to Counterterrorism
  • Countering Violent Extremism: Policy and Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • Letter of Recommendation (none)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • CV/Resume (optional)
  • Supplementary Application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    27648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.


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