Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Monterey Institute’s MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) is the world’s first graduate degree combining the in-depth knowledge and specialized professional skills necessary to analyze weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and other security threats posed by both state and non-state actors, as well as to develop effective strategies to address these challenges.
NPTS equips students with the skills and expertise necessary to advocate for a nuclear weapon free world. In addition, 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, NPTS will become the program of choice for the professional training of scholarly and policy specialists in these fields.