Nonproliferation and Terrorism
The world's first Master's Degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism studies is exclusively offered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The programs trains professionals for careers in analysis, prevention and response to terrorist threats and the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). All admitted students must enter with second language proficiency and must complete advanced foreign language study in that language during their studies in the program.
The curriculum is delivered by policy, scientific and technical specialists. There is first-hand practical work experience through the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies or the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program. Internship opportunities at organizations like the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency afford students the opportunities to advance their careers as policy practitioners. The extensive alumni network in relevant governmental, international and private sector organizations makes this the world's premiere degree in non-proliferation and terrorism studies.
Accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC), an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies students are required to complete 12 credits of advanced foreign language study as part of their degree program. The 12 credits must be dedicated to a single language of study (e.g. Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish, or Russian).
GRE scores are not required but are highly recommended. They may positively influence merit scholarship awards. Please use our four-digit institution code  to send us your scores.
International Student Requirements:
International Student Requirements
Paper-based test (PBT): 550 minimum, Test of Written English: 4.0
Computer-based test (CBT): 213 minimum, Test of Written English: 4.0
Internet-based test (iBT): 80 minimum, Test of Written English: 23, no other subscores below 19
IELTS minimums: 6.5 overall score with no sub-score below 6.0 on the Academic module
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Midsize Suburb
Size & Settings: Under 1,000