Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program, in collaboration with the Center on Terrorism, offers the Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies. The advanced certificate program offers a distinctive graduate-level program of study for those seeking to enhance their credentials and better understand terrorism and counter-terrorism. The certificate offers students advanced instruction related to the causes and prevention of terrorist activities.

The Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies is appropriate for students who wish to conduct research; become homeland security professionals at local, state, or federal levels; or join American and/or international agencies focused on counter-terrorism.

Admissions and Curriculum Summary
Most of the courses are offered by the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program. This is a stand-alone certificate at the post-baccalaureate level. A student may pursue the Certificate independent of a Master’s program or while pursuing a John Jay Master’s degree. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded with a New York State Education Department certificate.

Program Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Appropriate letters of recommendation


Required Courses
Core Courses (6 Credits)

  • CRJ 744 Terrorism and Politics; AND
  • CRJ 772 Seminar in Terrorism Studies; or
  • CRJ 776 Intensive Seminar in Terrorism Studies (online students only)


Electives (6 Credits) - (Students must select TWO of the courses listed below)

  • CRJ 746 Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence
  • CRJ 748 Counter-Terrorism for Law Enforcement
  • CRJ 765 Social Movements, Revolution, and Terrorism
  • CRJ 784 Organized Crime
  • CRJ 789 Violence Across the Globe
  • CRJ 797 Homeland Security and International Relations
  • CRJ 798 Homeland Security and Terrorism
  • PSY 729 Terrorism


Total Credits: 12

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To apply to the certificate program, click here for Graduate Admissions.