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Masters

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

Master’s of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies Meet our Faculty Compare Master's Programs Tuition Military Benefits Program Advisory Board

Required Courses

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TCT 517 WMD Terrorism


SEC 522 Advanced Surveillance and Counterterrorism


INT 525 Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis


TCT 600 Advanced Counterterrorism


RES 695 Research


FRP 697 Writing for Publication



Elective Courses

(select two)

TCT 595 Advanced Counterterrorism Operations

TCT 596 Origins, Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism

TCT 620 Advanced Domestic Terrorism

INT 584 Area Studies Analysis

SOC 640 Advanced Islamism and Terrorism



Elective Courses/Area of Emphasis

(select two areas)

Collection Management

INT 570 All Source Intelligence

INT 575 Intelligence Policy and Reform

INT 521 Advanced Intelligence Collection

Counterintelligence

TCT 517 WMD Terrorism

INT 552 Counterespionage

INT 502 Vetting

Counterterrorism

INT 525 Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

SOC 570 Cults and Charismatic Leaders

TCT 620 Advanced Domestic Terrorism

Intelligence Operations

INT 680 Operational Concepts and Planning (Targeting)

INT 609 Case Studies in Covert Operations

INT 560 Strategic Intelligence

Analysis

INT 580 Leadership Analysis

INT 581 Political Analysis

INT 584 Area Studies Analysis

Extremist Organizations

SOC 571 Secret Societies

SOC 570 Cults and Charismatic Leaders

HIST 508 Extremist Organizations

Counterterrorism Strategies

INT 551 Double Agents, Denial and Deception

INT 535 Cover

SOC 510 Terrorism Group Dynamics

Terrorist Operations

PSY 576 Analyzing the Terrorist Mind

INT 609 Case Studies in Covert Operations

INT 552 Counterespionage

Terrorism and Society

TCT 637 Terrorism and Society

PRO 679 Kidnapping Strategies

TCT 590 Influence Warfare

Cyber/Information Security

MGT 605 Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System

SEC 665 Computer Intrusion Defense

INT 617 Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

Protective Intelligence

INT 521 Advanced Intelligence Collection

SEC 522 Advanced Surveillance and Countersurveillance

SEC 537 Hostage Negotiation, Hostage Survival

Threat Assessment

PRO 520 Stalking and Workplace Violence

PRO 690 Advanced Threat Assessment

SEC 621 Background Investigations

Protection Operations

SEC 535 Advanced Vehicular Security

PRO 521 Advanced Building and Perimeter Security

PRO 660 Explosives and Arson Security

Corporate Security

SEC 530 Evidence & Crime Scene Management

INT 617 Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

SEC 611 White Collar Crime


Applied Counterterrorism

SEC 505 Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness

TCT 595 Advanced Counterterrorism Operations

TCT 596 Origins, Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism


Security Research Studies

INT 550 Advanced Open Source Intelligence

TCT 600 Advanced Domestic Terrorism

PSY 576 Analyzing the Terrorist Mind


Leadership for Security Professionals

SEC 505 Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness

INT 580 Leadership Analysis

MGM 551 Intelligence Team Management

“I’ve been able to play an integral role in training and developing our department's Anti-terrorism Unit, and have no doubt that my degree from Henley-Putnam has helped me achieve this goal.”

-Benjamin Mansur, Patrol Officer and Bomb Technician

Master’s of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

In the master’s in counter terrorism degree program the instructors emphasize mastery of core skills such as intelligence writing, threat management, counterterrorism briefing, and anti-terrorism techniques throughout all our counter terrorism courses. This terrorism and counter terrorism degree online program also provides opportunities to conduct specialized study in topics such as cybersecurity, influence warfare, and counterterrorism strategy. All counter terrorism courses towards the master's in counter terrorism are four and a half quarter units unless otherwise noted.

Choose the Right Degree for You


Students with minimal knowledge of Terrorism and Counterterrorism should begin this program with CT 595 & CT 596.  These courses will be taken in place of two elective courses.  All others will begin with the required courses listed, and then may take their choice of any two of the four elective courses in the counter terrorism degree online program.



Program Learning Outcomes


  • Evaluate and manage various information sources and their relevance to countering terrorism as well as strategic security and translate that information into actionable outcomes
  • Perform sophisticated analysis and evaluations of possible terrorist threats through demonstrated technical expertise and application of conceptual counterterrorism skills
  • Appraise and apply issues of security, national policy, business, reform, and ethics, integrating information from the counterterrorism, intelligence and security literature
  • Synthesize strategic leadership competencies specific to terrorism and counterterrorism, as well as strategic security
  • Operate and communicate effectively in all mediums, with the ability to work with stakeholders at the highest levels in the counterterrorism field