The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)

Terrorism Prevention: Domestic and Beyond

Terrorism is one of the biggest global challenges in the 21st century. Terrorists, whether politically or religiously motivated, embrace terrorism as a strategic tactic to achieve a particular goal. The United States is struggling to formulate a comprehensive strategy to defeat not only individual terrorists and their networks but also the hateful ideology that inspires them. This certificate program is taught by scholar-practitioners and is comprised of four courses. Courses will provide an advanced and in-depth examination of the ideology and goals of domestic and foreign terrorist organizations as well as emergency management planning and prevention against these challenges and threats. This certificate program combines courses from the Intelligence, National Security and Regional Studies programs to customize specific subject matter expertise for the working professional. Through case studies and simulations, students will be better prepared to apply this knowledge on the job and advance in their fields.

Certificate Learning Objectives

Upon completing this certificate course, students will be able to:

  • Apply enhanced analytical, oral, and written communications skills.
  • Analyze the ideology, goals, and tactics of terrorist movements.
  • Assess various aspects of acts of terrorism conducted in the United States.
  • Develop an operational capabilities analysis product.