Worcester State President Maloney and Nichols President Engelkemeyer to Announce 4+1 Counterterrorism Master’s Program

Tuesday, August 14, 2018; 2 to 3 p.m.

President’s Conference Room (map)
Room 255 Shaughnessy Administration Building
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602


  • Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer, Ph.D.
  • Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney
  • WSU Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Russ Pottle
  • Nichols Exec. Director of Graduate & Professional Studies Kerry Calnan
  • WSU Criminal Justice Program Chair Stephen A. Morreale, D.P.A.
  • Nichols Counterterrorism MS Program Director Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D.
  • (Also attending will be a current Worcester State student who is interested in the program.)

Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer will join Worcester State University President Barry M. Maloney to announce a Worcester State-to-Nichols College 4 + 1 program that will enable Worcester State criminal justice majors who wish to pursue a master’s degree in counterterrorism to do so in five rather than six years. The two presidents will perform a ceremonial signing of the agreement between the schools. Speakers will explain the program’s details and will discuss the advantages it offers to prospective students.

Under the agreement, students will study at both institutions. Upon successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from WSU, including six semester hours of coursework at Nichols, students will be encouraged to apply to the Nichols counterterrorism master’s degree program. This first-in-the-nation graduate program to focus on violent extremism gives students a deep understanding of the psychological, social, political, economic, and religious factors that contribute to radicalization and the skills to quickly and efficiently assess and address risk.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *