Program Details

This degree includes study of all the aspects of intelligence: collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action.

Washington, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Homeland Security & National Defense

Program Overview

Program Description:

The M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies is a rigorous, professional course of study based upon an interdisciplinary foundational curriculum in politics, economics, moral philosophy, history, and geography. This degree is designed for students who seek careers in the intelligence field, as well as professionals whose agencies or clientele are charged with the acquisition and interpretation of intelligence. It features courses in fundamental intelligence disciplines, such as analysis and epistemology, intelligence collection, and deception. The program equips the student with all of the requisite tools and knowledge, required and anticipated, that are necessary for professional success in the field.

Candidates for this degree are required to complete a minimum of fifty-two credit hours of coursework: sixteen hours of core courses, twenty hours of courses in intelligence and statecraft, and sixteen in intelligence specializations. The writing and research seminar may also be required of some students. Ideally, a majority of the core courses will be completed prior to other courses.

Additional Program Information

Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Financial Aid:
To apply for the Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence Studies, students must complete the following requirements: an application, current resume, original copies of transcripts from all previous institutions, TOEFL scores (for international students), GRE scores (applicants should have a 5.0 on the written section and a 620-650 on the verbal section to be competitive), three letters of recommendation, essay on educational and professional goals (250 words), general essay (500-1,000 words), admissions interview (conducted as needed), and application fee ($100).