Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

You can confront the threats posed by violent extremism and weapons of mass destruction.

The Institute’s Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) prepares students for professional careers dealing with the threats posed by violent extremism and nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. The interdisciplinary curriculum integrates instruction in international security, science and technology, history, practical skills, and language training. Students also have the opportunity to take electives in related subjects such as regional and area studies, global economics, cyber security, and international environmental issues.

Dual Degree

Students who are specifically interested in WMD issues and U.S.-Russian relations can apply for our new Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).


The Institute is home to a number of important research centers and initiatives that are integrated into this degree curriculum. Paid research assistant positions are also available:

NPTS in D.C. and Vienna

Our offices in Washington D.C. and Vienna, Austria give students access to a wealth of resources including opportunities for placed internships and conducting research.

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