Master of Science in Intelligence Management

54 Credits

The Master of Science Degree in Intelligence Management is earned by satisfactory completion of an online program equivalent to a year and a half of full time post-graduate study. This program emphasizes professionalism, proactive strategies, and a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the broad field of intelligence. It provides for high-level development of skills in intelligence analysis, counterintelligence, collection management, and intelligence operations. All courses are 4.5 quarter units unless otherwise noted.

All students must register for at least one required course per term, following the sequence of the first four courses; students may register for an elective at any time.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will:

  • IM-PLO M1: Evaluate and manage various information sources and their relevance to security industry and translate that information into actionable outcomes.
  • IM-PLO M2: Evaluate contemporary and emergent threats, challenges, and issues within the sphere of the security industry and synthesize information with technical expertise and creative application of conceptual skills.
  • IM-PLO M3: Evaluate intelligence issues or challenges using advanced qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods analysis skills.
  • IM-PLO M4: Anticipate, appraise, and formulate recommendations for issues of policy, reform, and ethics within the security industry.
  • IM-PLO B5: Apply the skills of effective communication in professional written and oral products that are relevant to security industry decision-makers.

Degree Requirements

Intelligence Management Major Core (36)

Students must take RES500 as the first course but can take a required course concurrently.

FRP697Master's Capstone Portfolio

4.5

INT511Advanced Analytical Methods

4.5

INT521Advanced Intelligence Collection

4.5

INT570All Source Intelligence

4.5

INT575Intelligence Policy and Reform

4.5

INT600Intelligence Team Management

4.5

INT680Operational Concepts and Planning (Targeting)

4.5

RES500Academic Writing and Research

4.5

(all courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better) 

HPSSS Electives (18)

Choose any four courses.

 

DSS700DCAdvanced Strategic Security Analysis and Critique

4.5

DSS710DCAdvanced Counterterrorism Research Methods

4.5

DSS720DCStrategic Security Information Literacy

4.5

DSS730DCApplied Research Methodology

4.5

DSS750DCBriefings, De-briefings and Presentations

4.5

DSS760DCAdvanced Leadership and Management

4.5

INT535Cover

4.5

INT550Advanced Open Source Intelligence

4.5

INT551Double Agents, Denial and Deception

4.5

INT552Counterespionage

4.5

INT560Strategic Intelligence

4.5

INT580Leadership and Political Analysis

4.5

INT584Area Studies Analysis

4.5

INT595Advanced Intelligence Operations

4.5

INT609Case Studies in Covert Operations

4.5

PRO500Advanced Executive Protection

4.5

PRO510Advanced Protocol, Manners, Etiquette

4.5

PRO520Stalking and Workplace Violence

4.5

PRO521Building and Perimeter Security

4.5

PRO535Advanced Vehicular Security

4.5

PRO540Topics in Advance Work

4.5

PRO595Advanced Protection Operations

4.5

PRO596Advanced Protective Intelligence

4.5

PRO605Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System

4.5

PRO660Explosives and Arson Security

4.5

PRO690Advanced Threat Assessment

4.5

SEC505Advanced Strategies/Crisis Preparedness

4.5

SEC621Background Investigations

4.5

SEC665Cyber Security

4.5

TCT508Extremist Organizations

4.5

TCT517WMD Terrorism

4.5

TCT525Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

4.5

TCT570Cults and Charismatic Leaders

4.5

TCT571Secret Societies

4.5

TCT576Analyzing the Terrorist Mind

4.5

TCT595Advanced Counterterrorism Operations

4.5

TCT596Origins, Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism

4.5

TCT600Advanced Counterterrorism

4.5

TCT617Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

4.5

TCT620Advanced Domestic Terrorism

4.5

TCT640Advanced Islamism and Terrorism

4.5

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required overall.

Upon completion of a full evaluation of all previous courses and credits, students will receive a customized degree plan detailing the specific courses they will need to take.