This 12-hour graduate certificate program will prepare you for a career in the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) by providing practical and hands-on knowledge of analysis, reporting and briefing.

Individuals with business, foreign language, social science, computer science, criminal science, engineering or statistics backgrounds will benefit from this professional certificate.

Certificates have a streamlined application process and courses may also be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Why pursue a graduate certificate in Intelligence Studies?
Our certificate program will complement your knowledge and expertise with additional intelligence-related courses to support future employability in the Intelligence Community.

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Program Start

  • Spring (Mid-January)
  • Summer (Late-May)
  • Fall (Late-August)

Program Requirements

  • Approved application form
  • Official transcripts for new students
  • 12 credit hours

Course Delivery Options

  • Classroom and online

Tuition and Fees

Employers in the Intelligence Community
    • 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber)
    • Central Intelligence Agency
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • National Laboratories
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • The Role of U.S. Intelligence in National Security
  • Intelligence Reasoning and Analysis
  • Analytic Methods using Cyber Tools and Techniques
  • Analytical Writing, Reporting and Briefing for the Intelligence Community

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How to Apply

New Students Applying to the Intelligence Studies Certificate

The application process for the Intelligence Studies Certificate is streamlined and does not require standardized test scores.

  1. Complete the online Graduate Application:
    • Select your application type (Domestic or International)
    • For classification, select “Master’s – Special Graduate”
    • For your program, select “Intelligence Studies, Graduate Certificate”
    • Choose the term for which you would like to apply
    • Complete the rest of the online application form, pay your application fee and submit
  2. If admitted as a special graduate student, please contact the Certificate Program Advisor, Daisy Saucedo (daisy.saucedo@utsa.edu) to request information on registration.

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Current Graduate Students Requesting Enrollment into the Intelligence Studies Certificate

  1. Please contact the Certificate Program Advisor, Daisy Saucedo (daisy.saucedo@utsa.edu), to complete a request to enroll in a Graduate Certificate Program form.

The form will be signed by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the College or Director of the Center in which the certificate program is housed. A copy of this form will be sent to the Graduate School.

Center Information

Location: Business Building
Email: ctsp@utsa.edu
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence