The UTSA College of Business Critical Technology Studies Program (CTSP) can help you pursue a rewarding career in the intelligence community or national security field, providing the skills needed to tackle national security challenges head-on.
The program is designed to prepare you to pursue positions with employers such as the Defense Intelligence Agency and other federal agencies. Learn more about the types of positions available in the intelligence community.
About the Program
In September 2018, UTSA’s College of Business was awarded $2 million by the Defense Intelligence Agency to develop an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Critical Technology Studies Program. The goal of the CTSP is to develop a diverse cadre of qualified intelligence professionals to carry out America’s long-term national security initiatives by creating a competitive, knowledgeable and diverse workforce.
Three Flexible Options
The Critical Technology Studies Program offers three options to meet the needs of its students:
- M.S. in Data Analytics Graduate Program Critical Technology Studies Program track Students can earn an M.S. in Data Analytics, gaining critical technology skills and specialize in intelligence studies by completing three specialized national security courses and engaging in a hands-on practicum with UTSA’s government and industry partners working in the national security sector.
- M.S. in Data Analytics Graduate Program Critical Technology Studies Program track with Intelligence Studies Certificate
In this option, students will complete the traditional M.S. in Data Analytics program, but complement their knowledge and expertise with additional intelligence-related coursework and additionally earn an Intelligence Studies certificate.
- Intelligence Studies Graduate Certificate
This certificate is open to all interested individuals, including those from consortium institutions, industry and government. Students will take four intelligence studies graduate courses that will provide a solid foundation for beginning a career in the national security field.
The UTSA-ICCAE Consortium will engage students from across Texas in the program. Partner schools include the following:
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