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Capitol Technology University Course Catalog

    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

Counterterrorism, Ph.D.

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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counterterrorism degree is a unique program designed to meet the long-standing needs of today’s government (including military and law enforcement agencies), academic, and private sector sectors involved in countering terrorism in all its dimensions. The Ph.D. in Counterterrorism program provides students with the opportunity to conduct extensive and sustained, original research at the highest level in the field of counterterrorism. The Ph.D. in Counterterrorism is designed to meet the demands of the highest-skilled professionals to become leaders who will be involved in the advancement, expansion and support of the counterterrorism environment on a large and small scale. The Ph.D. in Counterterrorism is for current professionals in the field who desire to elevate their skills to the highest level and to contribute to the body of knowledge in counterterrorism.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, graduates will be able to

  • Integrate and synthesize alternate, divergent, or contradictory perspectives or ideas fully within the field of counterterrorism.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and competencies in counterterrorism.
  • Analyze theories, tools, and frameworks used in counterterrorism.
  • Execute a plan to complete a significant piece of scholarly work in counterterrorism.
  • Evaluate the legal, social, economic, environmental, and ethical impact of actions within counterterrorism and demonstrate advanced skill in integrating the results into the leadership decision-making process.
  • Develop skill to implement counterterrorism plans needed for advanced global protection.
  • Critique human skills and practices for selecting teams that work in counterterrorism.

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