The Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies provides you with advanced-level understanding of strategic intelligence analysis, collection, and operations. Core courses in this graduate program impart substantive knowledge and analytic skills required by all professionals seeking leadership positions in the intelligence community. Additional concentration choices enable you to focus on a functional area or intelligence sub-field. This degree program is designed for students seeking advancement in the intelligence field, or for those who wish to build upon undergraduate knowledge as entry into the field.
The curriculum for this online master’s program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
- Strategic intelligence analysis, collection, management, and operations
- Interagency operations, counterintelligence, and homeland security
- The history, theories, and practices of assassination
- Ethical challenges in the intelligence community
- Signals, open source, human, cyber, and geospatial intelligence
- National security and its effect on intelligence
- Criminal intelligence, and transnational crimes and narcotics
- Terrorism, counterterrorism, and deception techniques
- Weapons of mass destruction
- Research, analysis, and communication skills
Courses in this degree program are taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many who hold key positions in government agencies or other intelligence organizations.
Concentrations are designed to help you group courses together so you can further specialize in your field and pursue a more focused path to degree completion.
Explore the concentrations available for this program.
- Criminal Intelligence
- Homeland Security
- Intelligence Analysis
- Intelligence Collection
- Intelligence Management
- Intelligence Operations
- Terrorism Studies