Not open to students who select this as a concentration in the MA - Intelligence Studies.

The graduate certificate in Intelligence Analysis provides you with a fundamental understanding of the issues, problems, and threats faced by the intelligence community. This online graduate program helps you develop a comprehensive knowledge of how intelligence agencies in the U.S. assess and counter international threats in order to guard U.S. global interests and protect U.S. national security from adversaries. Knowledge from this certificate program is applicable to many career fields within the military, security companies, government contractors, or federal agencies. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of intelligence analysis without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

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

  • Analyze the foundation and application of psychological concepts to the study of intelligence analyses.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to the analyses of case studies on intelligence issues.
  • Produce advanced analyses in areas important to intelligence consumers.
  • 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
INTL616Ethical Challenges in the Intelligence Community3
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Advanced Geospatial Intelligence (Prerequisite: SSGS500 - Research Design and Methods)
Criminal Intelligence Analysis
Indications and Warnings
Intelligence Profiling
Deception, Propaganda and Disinformation
Total Semester Hours18
1

 This course is required as the first course in the program.