Program Details: Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies
Threats posed by terrorism and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons remain leading concerns on the global security agenda.
Students can take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues. Opportunities for internships with government agencies and international organizations are available, and select students participate in an honors thesis program.
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Our curriculum incorporates Learning Goals to prepare you for careers addressing security threats posed by terrorism and nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons.
Dual Degree Option
Students who are specifically interested in WMD issues and U.S.-Russia relations can apply for the Institute’s Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
NPTS students can use their electives to add the Financial Crime Management specialization.
Individuals not enrolled in our degree programs can earn a Certificate in Terrorism Studies, Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies, or Financial Crime Management certificate from the Middlebury Institute in as little as one semester.
Terrorism Studies Club
The Terrorism Studies Club (TSC) is a student-led organization that engages students in dialogue and research regarding current terrorism- and counterterrorism-related issues. By providing educational, professional, and social events, TSC helps students fulfill their academic potential and embark on successful careers as intelligence, security, and counterterrorism professionals.
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Careers and Internships
Students gain professional experience through internships, prestigious fellowships, and other real-world, immersive programs.
Our graduates work within some of the most prestigious organizations around the world. Learn how they are thriving in their careers.
IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme
The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) aims to help grow the number of women in the nuclear field. Selected students receive a scholarship for up to 2 years for a master’s program in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or nonproliferation studies at accredited universities, which includes the Middlebury Institute’s MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies. You will also be provided with an opportunity to pursue an internship at the IAEA for up to 12 months. Learn more.
Tuition and Fees
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