START has developed an undergraduate minor in Global Terrorism, a cross-disciplinary program housed in the College of Behavioral and Social Science at the University of Maryland.

The minor is designed to train the next generation of terrorism analysts, including students who plan to pursue graduate study related to terrorism as well as employment in the federal, state, local, non-profit, and/or private sectors. The program is part of the University of Maryland’s Global Studies program, alongside the minors in International Development and Conflict ManagementGlobal Poverty, and International Engineering.

START accepts applications to the program from University of Maryland undergraduates once per calendar year during the spring semester. Students from all colleges and majors are encouraged to apply. The deadline for the application is in February.

The minor program is limited to 30 students per cohort. Eligible students must be the following requirements:
  • 30 university credits completed with at least 15 credits awarded by the University of Maryland
  • Strong academic record (minimum GPA of 3.0 preferred)
  • At least three full semesters remaining at the University of Maryland after gaining admission prior to graduation
In addition, each application mus contain:
  • One completed application
  • One of the applicant's one-page resume
  • One copy of the applicant's unofficial transcript
  • One completed faculty recommendation form
Recommendations should come from University of Maryland faculty members when possible, but the committee will also accept letters from advanced graduate students at the University of Maryland who have taught the applicant, as well as from faculty members at other universities who have taught the applicant. Recommendations should not come from graduate students at other universities, from employers, or from family friends.

For more information about the minor program, please visit the START website.

If you have any questions, seeking advice or scheduling an appointment, please contact Marcella Morris, the Undergraduate Education Coordinator and advisor for the Global Terrorism Minor, at education@start.umd.edu or 301-405-7019

Advising is by appointment only. When scheduling an appointment, please bring the following items:
  • One copy of four-year plan
  • One copy of unofficial transcript