Advance your career in global security. Our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and other military benefits makes your degree an affordable investment. Study online or in person.
Our Master of Arts in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) gives you specialized knowledge and skills that will distinguish you from other graduates. Learn advanced strategies to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), counter terrorist threats, and prevent financial crimes.
Complete Your Degree in 4 Semesters
|Fall or spring
Download the program guide below to get more details on the curriculum, tuition, military benefits, and career outcomes. You will also be connected with a personalized enrollment advisor.
Download the NPTS Program Guide
Use Your Military Benefits
We offer full tuition coverage for qualifying veterans and their eligible dependents through the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program. We also offer preferential scholarship consideration to those who are not eligible for these benefits. We are committed to making your education affordable and helping you take this next important step in your career.
Advance Your Career
Your career and academic advisor has significant experience helping veterans land their dream jobs. 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 those in the nearby Silicon Valley tech industry.
Our alumni are working as analysts, associates, and program managers, in leading organizations including the following:
- Thomson Reuters Special Services
Build your expertise in these areas:
- Policy tools for combating terrorism
- Scientific principles and technologies behind WMD
- Arms control and nonproliferation negotiations
- Open source intelligence (OSINT)
- Financial investigation and compliance
- Area studies and a second language
What Our Alumni Have to Say
Active duty military, veterans, and their dependents make up more than 5 percent of our students, so there’s a strong sense of community here.
Current Employment: Compliance Operations Investigator, Meta (Chicago, Illinois)
Institute Advantage: Language studies helped me tremendously, as I ended up working for a Japanese company initially. My career advisors at the Middlebury Institute helped me with salary negotiation, searching through the alumni database for potential contacts, and so on. The Financial Crime Management specialization also helped me hit the ground running in my new field.