MIIS: MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

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The MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) is the world's first graduate degree combining the knowledge and skills needed for work on curtailing the spread of weapons of mass destruction and responding effectively to terrorism. Through coursework, research, and first-hand experience, nonproliferation students build their understanding of why states pursue nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and what can be done to halt and reverse their spread. Student focusing on terrorism studies are prepared for career in analyzing, preventing, and responding to terrorism threats. Students may acquire paid on-the-job training as research assistants at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP), or the Monterey Cybersecurity Initiative (MCySec), all located on the Monterey Institute campus, or at the CNS offices in Washington D.C. and Vienna, Austria.

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