National Security Intelligence

School of Public Affairs - Colorado Springs

Format

Online

An online class is delivered 100% electronically using the internet or other computer-based methods. The teaching is conducted from a remote location through an online course learning management system or other online or electronic tools. Students have access to the teacher and classmates synchronously, asynchronously, or both. Online classes typically are term-based, but some may be offered in a self-paced format.

The Graduate Certificate in Security Intelligence is for students who have an interest in and are already working in government, law enforcement, and/or private sector security. In this program students will study intelligence history, and the theoretical framework behind intelligence. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the intelligence-policy dynamic, policy-practitioner relationships, oversight mechanisms in the United States and elsewhere, and issues related to intelligence failures. How intelligence supports the diverse roles, structures, missions and capabilities of the various agencies in the Department of Homeland Security will also be explored. Finally, analytic intelligence techniques and methodologies will be studied and applied to a complex analytic team project on contemporary intelligence issues. Students completing these courses are well positioned to work within the federal, state or local government as well as within private industry.

How to Apply

Graduate programs, contact information and application deadlines are specified to each department. Visit the website of the department of your choice, or contact them directly to verify whether there are any additional requirements for admission.

Degree Requirements

Each program has specific degree requirements. You can review the department program page for details on degree and admission requirements, and application deadlines. Please direct any inquiries directly to the program you wish to apply to.

State Authorization

The University of Colorado must be authorized, exempted, or licensed by each state to offer its online programs to non-Colorado resident students. Below is a list of states with restrictions on enrollment and activity. Students living in these states cannot enroll in any online course, program, certificate, or degree offered:

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Puerto Rico

States with TBD or Not Set Status:

Students living in the following states must contact a program advisor before enrolling in the program:

  • Armed Forces Europe
  • Armed Forces Pacific
  • Guam
  • US Virgin Islands