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Intelligence Analysis

At no time in American history has sound intelligence analysis been a more important public policy concern.

Today, the collection, analysis and dissemination of intelligence to support national security decision making is at the forefront of governmental and supporting organizations. Whether you are a current intelligence analyst looking to bolster your skills or aspiring to be one, this program will help you develop proficiency in the conceptual competencies needed to meet the growing need for intelligence analysis.

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Program Highlights

  • Develop proficiency in a uniform set of core conceptual competencies.
  • Go beyond the classroom with enrichment experiences such as brown-bag lunch seminars and site visits with leading thinkers and practitioners in the field.


The Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis consists of four three-credit courses (12 graduate academic credits in total). To complete the certificate, students must complete the following courses:

  • PLCY798F Moral Foundations of Intelligence
  • PLCY699R Critical Thinking for Analysts
  • PLCY724 Problems of Global Security
  • PLCY689N Issues in Counterintelligence


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