The graduate NanoCert™ in Counterintelligence is a three-course program including the study of counterintelligence; deception, propaganda, and disinformation; and human intelligence. It is designed for students who wish to heighten their knowledge of counterintelligence.

NanoCert Objectives

After successfully completing this NanoCert, the student will be able to:

  • Assess the role of counterintelligence within U.S. national security strategy.
  • Produce an advanced assessment of the structure, functions, and operations in U.S. counterintelligence. 
  • Construct mission target analysis procedures using proper operational approach techniques, development, and recruitment activities at the individual and operational level. 
  • Evaluate the use of influence/deception techniques in historical cases.
  • Understand and recognize psychological theories underpinning informational/deceptive practices.

NanoCert Requirements (9 semester hours)

INTL610Counterintelligence3
INTL623Human Intelligence (HUMINT)3
INTL653Deception, Propaganda and Disinformation3
Total Semester Hours9