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Terrorism Studies

American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/full
370 USD/credit 6660 USD/full
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The Terrorism Studies Postgrad. Cert. at the American Public University offers you a fundamental understanding of extremist groups, terrorism tactics, weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, and the effects of terrorism upon political and military leadership after 9/11. 


Course Details

Learn the causes and effects of terrorism—and the religious and political motivations that spark violent attacks—by enrolling in the Terrorism Studies Postgrad. Cert. at the American Public University.  

APU’s program develops your understanding in mitigating the escalation of terrorism and preparing for emerging danger. This online certificate in terrorism studies examines extremist groups, terrorism tactics, weapons of mass destruction, and counterterrorism. It also probes the effects of terrorism on political and military leadership in this post-9/11 era.

Your learning will be enhanced by faculty who bring their expertise as counterterrorism professionals in government agencies, the military, and private security firms.

What You Will Do

  • Assess the terrorist threat to U.S. national security
  • Analyze the likelihood of future terrorist attacks
  • Assess the role of the U.S. intelligence community in addressing terrorist threats
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of selected research methods

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Design and Methods
  • Counterterrorism
  • Terrorism: Assessing the Past to Forecast the Future
  • Consequence Management: Terrorism Preparation & Response
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction and the New Terrorism
  • Domestic Terrorism and Extremist Groups

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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18 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6660 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    6660 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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