Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism

Program Overview The Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism at the University of Southern California (USC) is a unique course designed to challenge international counter-terrorism leaders and enhance their analysis, coordination, and response capabilities to the evolving terrorism threat. The program is structured specifically for public sector professionals and policymakers and employs an interdisciplinary academic and experiential learning environment. Participants will strengthen their cross-functional skills through immersion in key issues and best practices presented by world- research and public policy experts in counter-terrorism. In addition, the program fosters academic, professional, and personal development amidst a diverse group of peers from around the world. For more information about Curriculum and Program Goals, click here.

The program is a six day course that will be held August 3 - 8, 2014.

Application Process Candidates should apply online at: http://create.usc.edu/education/executive_program/application.html.

Applications are due no later than June 1, 2014. The on-line application requires submission of a statement of professional interest and a letter of endorsement from the candidate's employer or government agency. Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged as space is limited. 

2014 Timeline June 1 ..... Applications Due June 28.... Deadline to Accept and Payment is Due

Admission Requirements Public sector executives are encouraged to apply. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. Proficiency in written and spoken English are required.

Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Applying to this program requires on-line application submission to include a letter of endorsement from the candidate's employer on appropriate agency letterhead.

Program Fee The program fee for the six-day course is $4,000. This fee covers tuition, materials, accommodations and meals (breakfast, lunch and two scheduled dinners). For Los Angeles area residents not requiring lodging, the fee is $3,500.The fee for veterans is $3,000, GI Bill funds may not be used for this program. 

This course is eligible for the use of Homeland Security Grant Programs. State, Local and Tribal Governments may use Homeland Security Grant funds to cover the cost of Tuition, Travel, Lodging, Backfill, OT and Per Diem.  

USC Viterbi School of Engineering continuing education units are available for this program upon request. They are not degree credits, but may be utilized for career advancement depending upon participants' agency requirements.