The graduate certificate in Intelligence Studies provides you with an improved understanding of intelligence development, collection, analysis, structure, and functions, as well as security threats, countermeasures, and counterintelligence. This certificate program is useful in fields where a thorough knowledge of the intelligence and counterintelligence discipline is required. This online certificate is designed for graduate students who wish to add to their knowledge of intelligence without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

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

  • Assess the evolution, structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of the national intelligence community.
  • Evaluate the fundamental capabilities and limitations of intelligence collection.
  • Analyze the foundation and application of psychological concepts to the study of intelligence analyses.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of selected research methods and tools.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

SSGS500Research Design and Methods 13
INTL501Strategic Intelligence3
INTL502Collection3
INTL508Intelligence Analysis (Prerequisite: SSGS500 - Ressearch Design and Methods)3
INTL616Ethical Challenges in the Intelligence Community3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Intelligence Operations
Counterintelligence
OSINT
Advanced Geospatial Intelligence
Intelligence Profiling
Transnational Crime and Narcotics
Cyber Intelligence
Total Semester Hours18
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This course is required as the first course in the program.