START’s Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis – Online

Are you looking to study terrorism? Are you hoping to work in the intelligence community? Are you considering graduate school?

Designed for both future practitioners and scholars, START’s flexible and fully online program provides students with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism. The unique online format enables students to work full- or part-time while advancing their education. No prerequisite knowledge is required, yet our coursework is appropriate for both new and experienced learners.

Program Description
START’s Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis aims to train the next generation of scholars and analysts to examine questions related to the behavior of terrorists and terrorist groups, and how societies can best prepare and respond to terrorist threats and attacks. Students also develop the methodological skills necessary to pursue advanced research on and analysis of terrorism. This four-course, twelve-credit, fully online program can be completed in as little as nine-months –  or a more expanded two years. To learn more about the program and courses, visit

Eligible applicants must have earned a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree at a foreign university. A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but experience may substitute. GRE scores are not required.

Application Information

The program accepts applications at two points during the calendar year. Applications for Fall 2017 admission are due July 26, 2017. This allows upcoming fall, spring, and summer graduates to begin the program soon after they have earned their four-year degree. More information regarding the application deadlines and term timelines can be found on our website.


An online information session will be held on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00pm EST (GMT-4). If students are not available to attend, a virtual information session is held every month and information about the program can be requested. To join the discussion, RSVP to Joyce Rasing at

More Information?

Request a virtual information packet by emailing and be sure to check out other opportunities at START, like our internship program and summer/winter courses on our website. Attached are three flyers: one for the Graduate Certificate Program, one for the free online MOOC, and one for the Summer Courses program. If the flyers were not forwarded with this email, please feel free to reach out to me.


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