Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Terrorism and Homeland Security

George Mason University

1531 USD/credit 22965 USD/full
1531 USD/credit 22965 USD/full
743 USD/credit 11145 USD/full
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The certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security at George Mason University  is an interdisciplinary introduction to the phenomenon of modern terrorism and its implications for US domestic and foreign policy.

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About the course

The Schar School offers certificate programs in conjunction with its master's programs. Students already pursuing a master's degree in the school may, in most cases, after admission to a certificate program, earn an additional six credits (two courses) in Schar to receive a certificate in addition to the master's degree.

The certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security at George Mason University focuses on multidisciplinary analysis and holistic cross-sectorial approaches to long-term prevention of and response to terrorism.

The graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Biodefense Strategy   
  • Advanced Topics in Global Health Security   
  • Intelligence: Theory and Practice   
  • Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons Policy and Security   
  • Nonproliferation and Arms Control

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


15 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates for admission to the graduate certificate programs at the Schar School must have a conferred bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred.

Additional applicant requirements:

  • Graduate application and fee
  • 750-1,000-word written statement of your goals and interest in the program
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous institutions attended in the U.S. For international institutions, transcripts may be unofficial but should include cumulative transcripts, degree certificate, individual semester marksheets (if applicable), and diploma (if applicable).
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one recommendation should be from an individual who is qualified to attest to the candidate’s academic potential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • National

    22965 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1531 USD per credit
  • In-State

    11145 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 743 USD per credit

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 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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