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Mercyhurst University Master of Science in Applied Intelligence
Mercyhurst University

Master of Science in Applied Intelligence

Erie, USA

2 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 33,000 / per year *


* Full-time Thesis Option 34 credits in 4 semesters (two years of study)


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Master of Science in Applied Intelligence

This degree provides students with the educational foundation necessary to succeed as intelligence analysts in federal national security agencies, private defense contractors, law enforcement agencies, businesses, and non-government organizations. This graduate program is comparable to the master's in security studies programs at other universities.

The on-campus intelligence graduate program has a priority application admission deadline of May 15th. A limited number of seats are available, so submit your application and supplemental items as soon as possible to be considered for admission.

Thousands of intelligence analysts work throughout the United States and abroad in both government agencies and private enterprises, with a continued increase in demand for qualified individuals projected. An intelligence master’s degree provides the student with the tools they need to be proficient in these jobs.

Whether relating to national security, counterintelligence, criminal investigative activities, or strategic intelligence, the work of intelligence analysts involves the preparation of assessments based on the collection, analysis, and communication of information.

Building on the nationally renowned undergraduate Intelligence Studies program, students of the intelligence graduate program are prepared with the educational foundation necessary to succeed as intelligence analysts and leaders of analytical teams within law enforcement, competitive intelligence industries, and federal and state agencies, such as FBI, CIA, and NSA.

Mercyhurst University's applied intelligence master's degree is a 34 credit program designed to provide a theoretical and practical framework for the study of intelligence and its application in a wide variety of contexts. This is accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that includes a basic core, which exposes students to the fundamental as well as advanced concepts and analytical techniques related to intelligence.

The master's degree in applied intelligence is a STEM major (CIP code 29.0201).

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