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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.

Course Curriculum

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:
  • PAD/CJ 5953: National Security Intelligence
  • PAD/CJ 5954: Democracy, Policy and Security
  • PAD/CJ 5955: Counterterrorism Intelligence
  • PAD/CJ 5956: Analytical Intelligence Methodologies

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