Online Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis – University of Maryland, College Park

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 pre-requisite 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. 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.


Schedule a one-on-one information session. Please email START Education at to set up an information session.

More Information?

You can also request a virtual information packet by emailing and be sure to check out other opportunities at START, like our internship programsummer/winter courses and training courses on our website.

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