Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program, in collaboration with the Center on Terrorism, offers the Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies, an interdisciplinary program.

The program offers advanced instruction on the causes, dynamics and prevention of terrorist activities. Program courses deal with the history of terrorism, politics, the sociology and psychology of terrorism and the counter-terrorism measures necessary to safeguard countries and their populations.

The Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies is appropriate for students who wish to engage in research, become homeland security professionals at local, state or federal levels, or join American and international agencies concerned with counter-terrorism. This is a stand-alone certificate at the post-baccalaureate level. A student may pursue the Certificate independent of a Master’s program or while pursuing a John Jay Master’s degree. Students who successfully complete the program and submit the required form to the Registrar, are awarded with a New York State Education Department certificate.

The Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies program is now available both online and on-campus.


Admissions Criteria

Courses and Format

Advanced Certificate Enrollment Application (for current John Jay graduate students)

John Jay Graduate Online Application (for students not already matriculated at John Jay)


Advanced Certificate Completion Application


For more admissions information, please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 212.237.8863 or

For any further inquiries regarding enrollment in the Certificate program, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 212.237.8423 or You may also write the Center on Terrorism at