About the Program

The Cohort Special Arrangement (CSAR) Terrorism, Risk, and Security Studies Professional Master’s Program (TRSS) is a unique, interdisciplinary program, delivered completely online, that addresses public safety and national security challenges from a number of perspectives. The TRSS program leverages SFU’s recognized strengths in Terrorism Studies, Human Intelligence, Computation and Big Data, Risk Assessment, Decision Analysis, and Public Policy to address national security issues from a variety of diverse, yet complimentary, disciplinary perspectives.

Our faculty members are frequently consulted by national and international organizations, including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the BC arm of its Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (BC INSET), the Canadian Security and Intelligence Services (CSIS), Public Safety Canada, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They belong to associations such as the Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the American Society of Criminology’s Division on Terrorism and Bias Crimes, and TSAS: The Canadian Network of Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society – a group supported by academic and government sources and tasked with creating the first Canadian Terrorist Incidents Database.

Due to the unique and privileged access our program faculty have to local, national, and international security and intelligence groups, the new CSAR TRSS MA Program will be able to offer a wide range of specialized course content to ensure the dissemination of industry best practices, but also encourage a broader perspective among national security and intelligence professionals.