This timely and
exciting programme is designed to engage students with some of the most
significant and pressing security issues confronting us today.
Since the end of
the Cold War there has been a widening in the number of threats affecting
individual, group, state and international security. The MA in Terrorism,
International Crime and Global Security provides students with an up-to-date
set of modules which examine these threats.
In its continuous effort to meet CBRN training needs, HZS proudly introduces a unique training course for professional Photographers and TV Crews.
this fast evolving and dangerous environment, where reporters’ safety
and security are at stake as they work to fully accomplish their
mission, ensuring these professionals’ safety while reporting events to
the general public is a key priority at HZS.
The new course on “Special Hazards: Protection Course for
Photographers and TV-Crews” aims at familiarizing professional reporters
with basic self- protection measures.
For this training, HZS has developed a special curriculum to teach
them how to work safely in potentially contaminated and hazardous areas.
course comprises theory and a practical training with harmless and
inert chemicals, biological agents, and radioactive simulants.
The Master of Disaster
Management programme will provide you with the appropriate skills for
disaster management at a national and international level in areas of natural
and man made disaster, climate change, and terrorism.
Master's Degree in Counter Terrorism & Security Studies
The Master's Degree in Counter Terrorism and Security Studies from the
University Campus of Pomezia, Italy, in collaboration with the
University LUM Jean Monnet aims at being an innovative graduate program
that will provide students with an advanced knowledge, allowing them to
succeed and advance in their educational and career goals.
The M.A. in Counter-Terrorism and Security Studies will combine 433
hours of academic lectures, 72 hours of laboratory sessions and
workshops, 715 hours of individual study and research, and a 280 hours
internship (in one of the international Research Centre around the world
in connection with us), in a total of 1500 hours. Furthermore, the M.A.
will be taught entirely in English.
The M.A. in Counter Terrorism and Security will offer students an
unique opportunity to engage in critical thinking in this field. It will
offer a new agenda for theoretical research and policy intervention.
Moreover, it will be an opportunity for candidates to engage with
critical developments in terrorism at several levels.
Italian and overseas students as well as young scholars will gain firm
grounding in understanding and analysing the phenomenon of terrorism,
the geopolitical aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism measures and
The students of the Master's Degree in Counter-Terrorism and Security
Studies will benefit from the practical wisdom and hands-on experience
of its teaching personnel. Students will have the opportunity to learn
from some of the most internationally renowned experts and leading
researchers, as well as practitioners and senior members of security
forces in fields related to terrorism and counter-terrorism.
Certificate in Security Management
The Institute Certificate in Security Management is the Institute's own qualification, internationally recognised and resulting in a BTEC Level 3 Professional Award in Security Management, awarded by Edexcel.
It is designed to promote and recognise the knowledge and ability of
candidates currently employed or aspiring to employment in the private
and public security professsion. It is delivered on behalf of the
Security Institute by Perpetuity Training.
course will benefit anyone seeking professional recognition
and qualification within the security sector. The course is open
to everyone, and no previous experience of security or the sector, is
necessary. People who have previously taken the qualification include
security team leaders and supervisor, security managers, H & S
managers, FM managers, police and fire service personnel, and members of
the armed services.
programme covers 6 modules, comprising 3 mandatory elements and 3
modules of the student's choice. Full details are available in the
"Certificate Course Fact Sheet" document accessible from the download
section on the right hand side of this page.
course should take 6 months to complete. At the end of each of the 6
modules the learner completes and returns an assessment. Successful
completion of all 6 modules is needed to qualify for the Certificate in
Terrorism and Security – (M.Sc.)
In recent years, issues of terrorism and
organised crime have gained an unprecedented profile, provoked significant
social concern and dominated both law and order and many wider social policy
agendas. MSc Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security is an advanced course that
addresses key critical issues surrounding organised criminality and terrorism
in contemporary society. It involves multi-level analyses of organised crime as
a concept, alongside the impacts of urbanisation, migration and globalisation
upon both the practice of crime and the ways in which we understand them. In
addition, the course addresses cutting-edge critical, conceptual and
theoretical analyses of terrorism and counter-terrorism. MSc Organised Crime,
Terrorism and Security provide you with a strong grounding in the key theories
and issues within the wider discipline of criminology. You will also receive
advanced training in the skills and techniques needed to undertake high quality
research in this, and other criminological areas of inquiry. The conceptual and
skills-based tuition offered will provide a substantial foundation for careers
within related academic, public, and private sector realms. Entry
requirements as other taught courses in Sociology.
This innovative degree stream has been developed in response to the
increasing significance of the impact of terrorism in the fields of international security and policing. The programme will provide you
with a detailed understanding of the
key issues surrounding managing risk and security,
policing and terrorism with a focus on
global issues and their impact at the local level, particularly in a post 9/11
and 7/7 world. You will explore the idea of
terror as a concept, the history of
terrorism and investigate the common myths associated with contemporary
terrorism. You will learn how to critically appraise research as well as
conduct and write up you own independent study on a topic of your choice.
Organised Crime and Terrorism
The MSc in Countering Organised
Crime and Terrorism is aimed at security professionals whose role involves
developing and implementing strategies to address the threat of extremism,
against public, corporate and critical targets. The course is also suitable for
those wishing to make a career in these areas.
The course is delivered by
experienced practitioners and researchers working in counter-terrorism, intelligence,
law enforcement, risk assessment and security technology. Students also benefit
from full access to UCL experts on a range of ethical, political, religious,
and community issues.
Taught in central London, this integrated programme can be
taken FULL-TIME (one year) or PART-TIME (normally over two or three years, but
can be extended to five). Learning is also facilitated through access to
secured online seminars, course materials and research articles.
UCL offers the students and their
organisations an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to
address a particular security-related project.
University’s Master of Arts in Diplomacy (MDY) is delivered conveniently online and provides you with an in-depth
understanding of crucial global topics, such as international conflict
management, international terrorism, and international commerce.
Through a core
curriculum you will acquire an in-depth understanding of foreign
relations and global economic interaction, through both theoretical and
Terrorism and the fight against
terrorism have become critical issues for society. Drawing on the Law School’s
strengths and expertise in terrorism, international law, criminology and human
rights, this programme offers a new agenda for theoretical research and policy
intervention and an opportunity to engage with critical developments in modern
terrorism. It also provides a firm grounding in understanding and analysing
terrorism, counter-terrorism and trans-national criminology.
Students undertake four modules and
a dissertation. The full time students normally complete the 180 credits
requirements in one academic year while part time students complete the same in
two years. Students take three core modules: Critical Perspectives on Terrorism;
Critical Perspectives on Counterterrorism; and, Trans-national Organised Crime.
Candidates choose one module from the following: War and Human Rights;
Contemporary Islamic Legal Issues; International Policing Cooperation and
Structures; International Law and the Use of Force; Feminist Legal Studies;
Current Issues and Research in International Law; and, International Criminal
Law. The Dissertation must be deemed by the Dissertation committee to be on a
subject directly relevant to terrorism or counter-terrorism.
ISDS is a world renowned, multinational consultancy and
system integration group in the security and defense fields. The ISDS group of companies has been
operating since 1982 and provides the know-how and skill-set in the fields of
security and defense, allowing it to achieve the most effective integrated security
solutions for its clients. The ISDS group specializes in three
main and interrelated post 9/11 domains:
- Homeland Security
- Major Events Security
- Business Community Security
Center for Medical Simulation
the Israel Center for Medical Simulation, provides courses in a variety of
fields. Crisis situations such as those encountered by military personnel
demand readiness and training. MSR developed courses geared towards preparing
the military for the unexpected. The Center for Medical Simulation does
not aim to replace the traditional way of learning a healthcare profession;
rather it provides a supplement to the standard methods of educating healthcare
In collaboration with the Israeli Defense Forces' non-conventional
warfare and emergency departments, MSR designed a course that focuses on
the clinical aspects of treating victims of a nerve gas attack at the
individual level. This is in contrast to the more typical approach of
concentrating on the organizational and logistical implications of
dealing with mass casualties. Task trainers, full body simulators, and
simulated patients present cases in small group teaching
stations. Training culminates in sophisticated simulations using
advanced audio-visual equipment to create realistic "hot" (contaminated)
and "cold" (clean) zones complete with sound effects and smoke.
- Chemical Agent Exposure
- Management of Casualties of
This course focuses on
the clinical aspects of treating victims of biological warfare such as
small pox, botulism and anthrax. The training includes identifying the
nature and severity of the exposure, the provision of effective and
orderly treatment, team work and the organization of and familiarity
with equipment; including working in personal protective gear. Task
trainers, full-body patient simulators, and simulated patients present
cases in small group teaching stations. Training culminates in
sophisticated simulations using advanced audio-visual equipment to
create realistic "hot"(contaminated) and "cold" (clean) zones.
The Counter-Terrorism Studies
Program combines academic study, simulation models, workshops, and onsite
briefings. The courses provide concentrated, in-depth exposure to the
phenomenon of modern terrorism and its characteristics, modus operandi, scope
and dissemination throughout the world. In addition, participants will obtain
an understanding of the challenge this phenomenon presents to decision-makers,
security establishments, first responders and the business sector, based on the
experience Israel has accumulated in the field. Circumstances have forced
Israel to develop sophisticated counter-terrorism strategies and techniques and
to amass extensive knowledge regarding terrorism.
Graduate Certificate in Terrorism, Safety and Security
The Graduate Certificate in Terrorism, Safety and Security seeks to
improve professional standards by deepening students' understanding of
the history and motivators of terrorism, and thereby developing their
ability to critique current (and anticipate future) terrorist threats
and possible counter-terrorist measures. Assessment items will encourage
the application of theory to practice, with the aim of having students
articulating ways in which their learning can be applied to their own
Graduate Diploma of Terrorism, Safety and Security
The Graduate Diploma in Terrorism, Safety and Security builds on the
learning that has taken place in the Graduate Certificate. The Graduate
Diploma will allow students to deepen their understanding of the
specific social and political effects of both terrorist activity and
counter-terrorism measures. In particular, the course will enable
students to critique their own professional practice in light of the
impact that terrorism and counter-terrorism have on key societal and
political institutions and values. By offering electives, the Graduate
Diploma also aims to further students' opportunities to apply their
learning from both this course and the preceding Graduate Certificate to
their own professional practice.
Master of Arts (Terrorism, Safety and Security)
The primary aim of this course is to produce graduates capable of
successfully completing research which results in a distinct
contribution to knowledge in the fields of counter-terrorism, safety and
security. The graduates should be capable of performing a range of
research, policy and planning roles within their respective professional
domains. The course will enable graduates to identify and research
current issues impacting on their work environment and transform their
findings into examples of best practice policy. The course also aims to
produce students with the ability to critically assess current and
anticipated policies, and evaluate new and emerging trends, in the areas
of terrorism and counter-terrorism. Via their interaction with each
other, the course will also enable students to engage with other
national and international perspectives, thus broadening the scope of
their professional practice.
says it is responding to the needs of today’s emergency management
professionals who must be ready to respond to anything — from
earthquakes and train derailments to cybercrimes and terrorist acts – by
launching a new online M.S. in Emergency Management
program to help prepare these professionals with the advanced skills
they need to lead emergency response efforts, improve public policy. and
protect communities from natural disasters and other hazardous events.
National Law Enforcement
The National Law
is a comprehensive center with the mission to train law enforcement,
firefighters, EMS, public health and medical
personnel, in an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to major emergencies,
with a special emphasis on terrorism preparedness and response. The Center
accomplishes its mission through training, research, evaluative services,
technical services and equipment sourcing and supply.
Fresno State to help train security pros
Fresno State could take the lead in training the next generation
of security experts to protect California from terrorist attacks and
The university is preparing to launch a new
bachelor's degree program in homeland security and emergency management
as part of an effort by CSU leaders and state and local government
officials to bolster the state's security.
The program, touted as
the most comprehensive in the country, will create jobs in the Central
Valley and produce more trained professionals for an industry facing a
shortage of qualified workers, college officials say.
So far, CSU
has dedicated three years and $60,000. The bachelor's degree is the
first piece in a program that will involve all CSU campuses and the
state's community colleges – a model CSU officials say is the first of
its kind. Students will have the option to get an associate's in
homeland security and emergency management at a community college, then
transfer to Fresno State for a bachelor's and CSU Long Beach or San
Diego State University for a master's.
School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education offers two
programs Basic Hands-On CAMEO Training and Advanced Hands-On
program, developed by the USEPA and NOAA, helps state and local
governments as well as corporate entities plan for and respond to chemical
Weapons of Mass Destruction
This 3-credit course is
structured to comprehensively provide the student with the fundamental
toxicologically relevant concepts of weapons that can be used to create mass
casualties. These weapons are often called weapons of mass destruction, a term
that is closely related to but not synonymous with mass-casualty weapons (a
technically more appropriate term). This course will focus on chemical agents
and toxins as the toxicologically relevant mass-casualty weapons. Each of the
eight modules in the course will consist of specific objectives, one or more
illustrative cases, a list of the primary references that the student will be
expected to acquaint himself or herself with, a brief introduction, a section
of teaching material and study tips, and assignments designed to stimulate
MSc in Homeland Security
Capella University, an accredited on-line university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality on-line degree programs for working adults, has announced a new Master of Science in Homeland Security.
The on-line master’s degree is designed to develop leadership
competencies specific to the field of homeland security, as well as the
communication, technology, and critical analysis skills necessary to
prepare for, prevent, and respond to homeland security issues and
emergency events. Capella’s new program is one of few master’s degrees
focused on this growing field. As of March 31, 2011, nearly 40,000
students are pursuing an on-line degree at Capella University, with 31 percent enrolled in Capella’s doctoral degree programs, and 47 percent enrolled in Capella’s master’s degree programs.Courses will focus on topics like emergency preparedness, management,
infrastructure protection, threat analysis, media communications, and
cyber-security. In addition, students will be able to participate in Capella’s crisis
simulation, Riverbend City, where students have the opportunity to
assume various leadership roles in a disaster scenario.
Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing Professional Education, Boston
Harvard School of Public Health Center for Continuing
Professional Education offers short programs on environmental and
occupational health and safety. These programs are perfect for all EHS
professionals looking to gain additional training in niche fields.
Health and safety considerations of emergency planning, radiation,
construction and industrial hygiene are explored.
Certificates of Completion
American Military University serves civilian and military
students 100% online with emergency and disaster management degrees and
NIMS-related courses. Whether responding to hurricanes, terrorist
attacks, or hazmat spills, officials need to know how to establish
command & control, coordinate communications, evacuate people, and
perform clean-up. AMU offers both degree programs and professional
development options in emergency management.
- B.A. Emergency & Disaster Management
- B.S. in Fire Science Management
- M.A. Emergency & Disaster Management
- M.A. in Public Administration
- M.A in Homeland Security
Homeland Security Management Institute of Long Island University New York
The Homeland Security Management Institute (HSMI) offers an
accredited, 36-credit Master of Science in Homeland Security Management
degree and a 15-credit graduate-level Advanced Certificate in Homeland
Security Management, both delivered entirely online, with no
in-residence component. Our rigorous curriculum focuses on the
complexities of the homeland security enterprise, providing executives,
managers and practitioners with an exceptional professional education.
Designated by Act of Congress as a DHS Homeland Security Center of
Excellence, HSMI holds the distinction of being the only DHS Center of
Excellence to offer a graduate degree in the homeland security
management field. Recognized as the nation’s leading homeland security
graduate program, HSMI is an academic partner of the Naval Postgraduate
School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif.
Our renowned faculty of senior fellows includes the nation’s leading
experts in homeland security, who combine doctoral degrees and other
exceptional academic credentials with an unparalleled depth of practical
experience. Our programs are “designed and delivered by professionals,
- M.S. Homeland Security Management
- Advanced Certificate in Homeland Security Management
Offering online undergraduate and graduate degrees in Legal Studies.
- BS in Legal Studies
- MS in Legal Studies: Homeland Security
- MS in Legal Studies: Criminal Justice
- MS in Legal Studies: Law and Public Policy
- Homeland Security Certificate
The George Washington University
The GWU Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management
offers graduate degrees and certificates grounded in the field of
- Master of Science in Engineering Management - Concentration in Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management
- Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering management - Research in Crisis, Emergency and Risk Management
- Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management and Public Health
- Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security, Emergency Management and Response
University of New Haven
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
This program provides students with an understanding of
fundamental principles of National Security. This includes the legal
charter, presidential executive orders, and the framework which guides
the operation of national security agencies. Specifically, the role and
function of the U.S. agencies that make up the Intelligence Community
will be analyzed, emphasizing Information Protection and Security. The
concentration in Information Protection and Security provides a unique
approach to the study of both cybersecurity and the protection of
information systems within the Intelligence Community. Research issues
in public safety, emergency management, and homeland security will be
- National Security Graduate Certificate
- National Security Administration Graduate Certificate
- National Security Technology Graduate Certificate
Virginia Commonwealth University
The L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public
Affairs is quickly developing a reputation as a premier venue for the
study of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (HSEP). The HSEP
program is designed to give students both theoretical and practical
knowledge that will prepare them for: 1) private or public sector
employment in the expanding area of homeland security; 2) private or
public sector employment in emergency preparedness for natural hazards
and security-related incidents; and 3) graduate study in social science
or professional programs.
- B.A. in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
- M.A. and Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Certificate in Terrorism and
Institutions: Prevention and Response
The certificate in terrorism and
institutions explores how institutions confront terrorism and the aftermath of
terrorist acts. Institutions examined include government agencies, private
security organizations, schools and commercial enterprises. The certificate
addresses emerging terrorist threats and the institutional response to
terrorist acts. It can benefit security individuals who are in charge of
protecting government facilities, private security agency employees, police
officers, detective agents, public health and public safety administrators and
officers, counter-terrorism professionals and the general public
Certificate in Terrorism: Issues & Analysis
As the threat of
terrorism continues into the 21st century, it is imperative that professional
planners and managers acquire a better understanding of terrorism’s multiple
dimensions. Increased awareness of this phenomenon will facilitate reflection
beyond the first-responder level and subsequently, the implementation of more
effective strategic initiatives aimed at both preventing and combating future
certificate offered through the Criminology & Criminal
Justice graduate programs addresses terrorism from several angles. Initial
classes expose students to range of issues, from how to define the problem to
laws and legislation enacted in response to terrorism. There are also courses
examining explanations of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and
cyber-terrorism. The certificate culminates in the exploration and analysis of
contemporary domestic and international terrorism.
Each course is
offered in an online format only. Enrolment is limited to those students who
have declared their intent to complete the certificate unless permission to enrol
is granted by the criminology/criminal justice graduate program director.
Issues & Analysis program faculty is comprised of senior analysts and
seasoned law enforcement personnel who are experts in anti-terrorism and police
intelligence operations, as well as professors of criminology and criminal
Students may fulfil
Terrorism: Issues & Analysis certificate requirements in one
calendar year with enrolment in two classes each session. Each session lasts ten weeks.
Security and Terrorism Studies Certificate
School of Administrative Science
Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies
This 18-credit, 6-course certificate
is designed for those who are in law enforcement, the military, the fire
services, and first responders, as well as a broad range of other occupations
that seek to understand terrorism and counter-terrorism measures
Program in Terrorism Studies
The Center on Terrorism, in
collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies, offers an interdisciplinary
M.A. certificate program 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
Upon successful completion of the M.A. degree and the requirements of the
program, students will be granted a certificate by the college honoring their
work and recognizing their knowledge. Completion of the program will also
be noted on the student's transcript.
& Digital Counter-Terrorism Certificates
certificates in Physical & Digital Counter-Terrorism aim at creating
a new generation of counter-terrorism experts. These experts will possess
knowledge not only on the traditional (physical) counter-terrorism strategies
but also in cyber-security and cyber-investigation aspects of counter-terrorism
which will aid in the overall protection of the critical infrastructure of our
state and ultimately our nation.
NJIT is a NSA Center
of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. NJIT also houses the
NJ Homeland Security Technology Systems Center which collaboratively works with
the State of New Jersey
on an advisory position for counter-terrorism procedures.