American University’s Master’s curriculum features a mix of homeland security courses and counter-terrorism courses that build interdisciplinary knowledge in counter-terrorism and its details, including national security law and policy, cybersecurity, and the theories of political violence.

The two-year, 36-credit program consists of 12 courses and an internship (option in local area or in D.C.), including:

Course Descriptions

Core Course Toolkit – 5 Courses

Research Methods - 2 Courses

Residency - 1 Course

Selected Topics - 4 Courses

Non-Credit Internship requirement, completed in your local area.

To learn more about American University’s online Master of Science in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, call 855.725.7614 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.