Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

The world’s first graduate degree combining the knowledge and skills needed to curtail the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and respond effectively to terrorism is offered at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). Our interdisciplinary curriculum integrates policy analysis, international security, science and technology, and history to prepare students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

Through the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP), students have access to on-campus research opportunities, experts in their respective fields, and internships with international organizations such as the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Emphasizing the synergy between the control of WMD and the analysis of terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) will become the program of choice for the professional training of scholarly and policy specialists in these fields.