Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Graduate Certificate

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Learn the tactics to counter weapons of mass destruction

Meet the demands of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) affairs and crises.

Earn a unique certificate that covers WMD ops, nuclear strategy and deterrence, terrorism and more. Provide advice and support to CWMD leaders.

You can complete this five-course certificate 100% online.

Why earn a graduate certificate in countering weapons of mass destruction at Missouri State?

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It’s one-of-a-kind

No other school in the nation offers a graduate certificate in countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD). Set yourself apart and climb the ranks of CWMD personnel.

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Set your own pace

You can finish this certificate in only two semesters, or longer if you need more time. Choose from online and/or seated courses.

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Go farther: Get a master’s degree

If you continue into the DSS master’s program, all your certificate credits will transfer toward your degree.

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Great location

If you take seated classes, you'll be in a prime spot for internships and job opportunities. Our department is in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

For early to mid-career professionals

Recharge your skills. Learn new ones.

This certificate gives you fresh knowledge and training in areas specific to CWMD.

  • Nuclear strategy and deterrence
  • Terrorism
  • Chemical and biological warfare
  • Defense and security policy
  • Emerging strategic challenges

Get the education you need to advance your career in a variety of government and private sector roles.

You’ll have an asset for your career, whether you’re new or a seasoned pro.