Earn two degrees in three years as you prepare for a career in global security countering the threats posed by terrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and financial crime.

Our joint BA in International Policy and MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (Joint BA/MANPTS) is a transfer program that gives you specialized knowledge and skills that will distinguish you from other graduates. You’ll be prepared to work at international organizations; government agencies, including the intelligence community (IC), think tanks, and NGOs; and a range of private-sector employers, including the nearby Silicon Valley tech industry.

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Fall or Spring 150 (transfer 60) 6 semesters Monterey, California Live

Transfer Program

You must transfer 60 credits from an accredited college or university and complete a 90-credit, six-semester program at the Institute. In addition to introductory and advanced courses, students have opportunities to participate in internships with government agencies and international organizations. Students also take intercultural competence courses and courses taught in their chosen language of study. See the curriculum for more details.

Study On-Site and/or Online

Your courses are available in person and online. You may start and complete your entire degree program remotely if you pursue full-time enrollment—please note that your online courses are live (synchronous) so you will have to keep time zones in mind. The faculty, curriculum, and per-credit cost are the same for both formats so you will have the flexibility to study online or in person, or easily switch between the two experiences as your personal and professional needs allow.

Program Details

Learn more about your faculty, careers and internships, and immersive learning opportunities by exploring the MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.

Tuition and Fees

Visit our tuition and fees page for detailed information. Please note that the Joint BA/MANPTS is a three-year program.

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