The Graduate Certificate in Security Intelligence is for students who have an interest in and are already working in government, law enforcement, and/or private sector security. In this program students will study intelligence history, and the theoretical framework behind intelligence. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the intelligence-policy dynamic, policy-practitioner relationships, oversight mechanisms in the United States and elsewhere, and issues related to intelligence failures. How intelligence supports the diverse roles, structures, missions and capabilities of the various agencies in the Department of Homeland Security will also be explored. Finally, analytic intelligence techniques and methodologies will be studied and applied to a complex analytic team project on contemporary intelligence issues. Students completing these courses are well positioned to work within the federal, state or local government as well as within private industry.
Entrance into this program requires a Bachelor's degree, and all courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in order to earn the certificate.
A Graduate Certificate in Security Intelligence consists of four required classes. These courses are designed to be taken in the order in which they appear below. For descriptions of courses see UCCS Academic Catalog
PAD/CJ 5953: National Security Intelligence
PAD/CJ 5954: Democracy, Policy and Security
PAD/CJ 5955: Counterterrorism Intelligence
PAD/CJ 5956: Analytical Intelligence Methodologies
To enroll in the certificate program, all students must:
•submit a one-page certificate application and official transcripts to the School of Public Affairs
Students not currently admitted to the MPA or MCJ degree program must also:
•submit a brief application and a $25 processing fee to the UCCS admissions office to be admitted as a nondegree student
•submit official transcripts to the School of Public Affairs
Gainful Employment Disclosures:
The U.S. Department of Education requires us to provide the following information about each of our certificates.
The total investment in the Graduate Certificate program will vary depending on a student's residency status (Colorado resident vs. non-resident) and delivery mode (on campus vs. online). Tuition and fees for the Graduate Certificate program are the same as listed here.
In general the total tuition and fees for a four (4) course certificate will be between $6898 and $12,592. Textbooks required for the certificate program typically cost between $100-$150 per course or $400-$600 for the program.
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On-Time Completion & Median Loan Debt:
As these are newly-approved programs the on-time completion rates and median student loan debt of program graduates are not yet available.