The graduate certificate in Counterintelligence is designed to increase your fundamental understanding of counterintelligence activity and the ongoing national security challenges faced by the U.S. and its allies. You’ll study the current methods and future trends of counterintelligence as integrated into the intelligence process. The U.S. military, government, and law enforcement agencies, as well as international business organizations, all require skilled professionals trained in national security threats and counterintelligence activities to help achieve security objectives. This online graduate certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of counterintelligence without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of general counterintelligence work.
  • Assess U.S. counterintelligence successes in the form of debated case studies.
  • Analyze threats in the counterintelligence environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of selected research methods and tools.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

SSGS500Research Design and Methods 13
INTL508Intelligence Analysis (Prerequisite: SSGS500 - Research Design and Methods)3
INTL610Counterintelligence3
INTL653Deception, Propaganda and Disinformation3
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Interagency Operations
Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
OSINT
Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
Intelligence Profiling
Cyber Intelligence
Total Semester Hours18
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This course is required as the first course in the program.