Curriculum & Degree Requirements
Our program requires 60 credits, including a variety of interdisciplinary courses, seminars and weekend workshops on all aspects of nonproliferation and terrorism studies.
Foundational Courses (8 credits)
Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Gateway Courses (12 credits)
- NPTG 8574: Introduction to WMD Nonproliferation
- NPTG 8584: Introduction to Terrorism
- NPTG 8559: Science and Technology for NPTS
Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Advanced Courses, Seminars, and Workshops (16 credits)
Students are required to complete a minimum 16 credits of Nonproliferation and Terrorism advanced courses, seminars and workshops. At least two of these courses must be seminars.
Advanced Language Requirements (12 credits)
Students must complete 12 credits in their official language of study. Language Studies program courses are offered in 7 languages, including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Through the Institute’s renowned content-based instruction, students combine advanced-level language study with topics related to their graduate coursework.
Your Program Requirements
12 credits or more via Language Studies courses, the Summer Intensive Language Program, Middlebury Language Schools or Middlebury Schools Abroad
Please note that admitted students with advanced language skills may have to complete fewer credits. For more details, please review our language proficiency admissions requirements, which explain in detail the minimum requirements for advanced language study.
Electives (12 credits)
Students must take at least 12 additional credits in any subject to complete the 60 credits required for the MANPTS degree. The topics of elective courses need not be related to nonproliferation or terrorism.