The Graduate Certificate in National Security Intelligence offers students insight into United States security and intelligence organizations and structures and enables understanding of threats the U.S. is facing from various state and non-state actors. The certificate is designed for students interested in careers in federal- and state-level security and intelligence agencies, military operations and planning, think tanks, and private sector security. Students attending this program engage with recognized national experts and experienced practitioners in the field. The National Security Intelligence certificate provides tools for students to think critically about security threats to the United States and to analyze, interpret, and act upon information collected by the intelligence community. This certificate program meets Department of Education regulations for gainful employment programs; students are eligible to apply for financial aid.
Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may count Graduate Certificate in National Security Intelligence coursework completed with a grade of B- or better toward their degree’s elective requirement, per program specific guidance.
Graduate certificate students may also become interested in enrolling in the MPA or MCJ program. Please see transfer credit information under the School of Public Affairs General Information section .
Policies and Procedures
Refer to the School of Public Affairs General Information section of this academic catalog for detailed eligibility criteria, policies, and procedures relevant to this program.
This certificate consists of four courses totaling 12 credit hours of graduate coursework. A grade of B- or better is required in each course counting toward the certificate. Certificate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA; students falling below a 3.0 GPA will be placed on probation and are subject to those requirements.