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The Johns Hopkins Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Intelligence is designed for students who are interested in intelligence, whether as national security professionals or as citizens and taxpayers. It is especially useful for people seeking a job in the Intelligence Community or who are already in it and wish to position themselves for advancement.

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We are happy to announce the creation of several combined programs that offer students the opportunity to two useful credentials culminating in a Master’s thesis. These programs are 15 courses long and allow students to combine the study of intelligence with a substantive area intelligence-relevant expertise. We are now accepting applications for the:

We will soon roll out a combined program involving the MA in Government. Watch this space!

Quick Stats

Course Locations Washington, DC and *Online
Available 100% Online *Yes
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Certificate Requirements 5 courses

The program provides students with an understanding of the ways in which the United States practices intelligence; the purposes to which it puts intelligence; the limits upon intelligence -practical, legal, ethical and theoretical; and the important debates about the issue. The faculty are scholars and practitioners with many years of experience in the field.

The Certificate complements the current M.A. and certificate offerings in the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, including the degree programs in Global Security Studies, Government, Government Analytics, and Public Management. The new certificate provides students in the existing master’s programs the opportunity to add an additional credential in intelligence studies, and is also open to students seeking only a post-baccalaureate certificate in the field.

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world. In addition, the mission of the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs is to offer high quality graduate courses, certificates and degree programs containing a mixture of theory and practice that serve the current and long term needs of today’s adult learners. Finally, the mission of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies is to provide a strong foundation of knowledge upon which innovative policy programs and promising leaders can develop.

The proposed certificate program aligns with each of these goals by educating students from both a practical and a theoretical perspective about and in a field devoted to learning and research for the benefit of the United States and ultimately the world: intelligence. Graduates of the program will be highly qualified and sought after intelligence experts prepared for important positions within the Intelligence Community.

We are an Institutional Sponsor Member of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation.

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State-specific Information for Online Programs

*Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

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Shiraz Maher

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The Ideology of al Qaeda and ISIS: An Interview with Dr. Shiraz Maher

Shiraz Maher Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an IdeaDo al Qaeda and ISIL fight the way they do because of their understanding of Islam? Or do they have the understanding of Islam they do because they are fighting? What do they believe anyway and what sort of theological contortions did they have to go through to justify those beliefs? Dr. Shiraz Maher of Kings College London and an adjunct in our MA in Global Security Studies discusses his book Salafi Jihadism: The History of an Idea with Dr. Mark Stout.

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