Graduate Certificate in Counterterrorism
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Counterterrorism program from Pennsylvania State University is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to counter the actions of terrorist and extremist groups and individuals. This program is ideal for federal, state, and local emergency management officials, law enforcement personnel, and members of the military, as well as employees in the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Identify conditions likely to encourage terrorism
  • Define counterterrorism techniques and operations
  • Plan and execute intelligence gathering programs
  • Turn collected data into actionable information


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Prerequisite coursework, if applicable
  • 2.75 minimum GPA, if applicable
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose/Intent
  • TOEFL, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education