Master of Science in Counterterrorism

Analyze, assess, and mitigate risk for public and private security services in one of today’s fastest growing job markets by earning your Master of Science in Counterterrorism (MSC). You’ll study the factors contributing to domestic and international violent extremism, including the media’s impact on recruitment and retention, alongside real-world applications like cybersecurity and border security.

We’re proud to offer discounts to first responders and law enforcement professionals, as well as special pricing for active duty, reserve, and veteran military service professionals.

Going into law enforcement – especially federal law enforcement – with a Master of Science Degree in Counterterrorism will not only make you stand out but will help you advance your career with a different agency, promotions, and so much more.

-Jared Richards, MSC ’20

In On The Action

Nichols own Dr. McDowell-Smith was recently a featured member of the Red Team during Operation Blackout, a simulated Election Day hack that included participants from DHS, the Secret Service, state and local law enforcement, and Harvard University. McDowell-Smith also took students to participate in the 2019 Cybersecurity Incident Response Workshop as part of the Governor’s Cyber Resiliency Working Group! It’s these opportunities to grow your network while learning from working professionals that make our Counterterrorism program unique and valuable.

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Honoring Our Heroes

We’ve always given First Responders a 20% discount on tuition. Now, we’re giving even more back with an exclusive match, growing your discount to an incredible 40%! Take advantage of this exciting savings while it lasts when you Apply Today! This discount is only available to new applicants currently employed as First Responders registering for their first course in the Master of Science in Counterterrorism Program. Contact Beth Piuze with questions.

Master of Science in Counterterrorism (MSC) Courses

Common Core (12 credits)

MSC Core (18 credits)