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Certificate Program

Certificate Program in Terrorism Studies

The Center on Terrorism, in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies, offers a free standing interdisciplinary certificate program at the post baccalaureate level in the study of terrorism. Students from all disciplines are welcome. We believe the program to be the first of its kind in the nation and an outstanding educational opportunity at a college already recognized nationally as the leading institution in criminal justice.

How do I enroll?
Those interested in applying to the Certificate Program in Terrorism Studies must first be enrolled (as a degree or non-degree student) at John Jay College.

New program requirements will become effective as of August 1, 2012. Download the application form here .

Mail your application to:

Professor Charles B. Strozier, Director
Center on Terrorism
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
555 West 57th Street, Suite 604B
New York, NY 10019

Students who are not currently enrolled in John Jay must submit an online application for enrollment through Graduate Admissions with a personal statement explaining their interest in the Certificate Program, as well as an official undergraduate transcript. Deadlines for submission are June 30th (Fall enrollment) and December 15th (Spring enrollment).

What are the completion requirements?
Student enrolling in the Certificate Program on or after August 1, 2012 must complete 12 credits with a B or better to receive the Certificate in Terrorism Studies, as per the following:

  • Core 1: Proseminar - Attendance to 10 Friday Seminars over the course of ONE year
  • Core 2: Criminal Justice 744: Terrorism and Politics
  • TWO ELECTIVES: Choose two of the following three subject areas, one class from each:
    a. Apocalyptic Violence
    b. Counter‐Terrorism
    c. Psychological Dimensions

Upon completion, the Certificate in Terrorism Studies will be noted on the student's transcript in addition to receiving a certificate of recognition.

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