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MA in Government – Counter-Terrorism & Homeland Security at IDC Herzliya

Terrorism is a complex problem that relies upon a skilled and educated body of individuals to mitigate any threat that may arise. IDC Herzliya’s MA in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security is offered by the Lauder School of Government Diplomacy and Strategy in collaboration with the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and serves as a cutting-edge program with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students will conduct academic study, simulations, and participate in workshops designed to equip them with special tools to improve critical thinking.

MA candidates will experience courses aimed at illuminating the phenomenon of terrorism, its characteristics, modes of operation, and propagation throughout the globe. Courses include: dilemmas in decision-making, radical Islam ideologies, insurgency and civil wars, countering the cyber threat, technical aspects of cyber security, and more.

Students will have the chance to confront and examine the particular challenges faced by security establishments, decision-makers, legal systems, first responders, and the business community when it comes to dealing with and strategizing about terrorism. Studying in Israel provides the perfect laboratory, as the country has accumulated an unparalleled amount of experience in this field. There are also incentives to apply for students wishing to pursue a career with the US armed forces and for graduates of AF/N/ROTC Programs and Military Colleges, such as the ASL scholarship.


Duration: Regular Track - 1 year, Thesis Track - 2 years

Age Group: Post College

Location: Herzliya

Accommodation: Yes, optional (not included in the program's tuition)

Language: English

Program dates and tuitions (before significant grants & scholarships are applied)

October - Regular Track $12,950, Thesis Track $14,050


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