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.
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:
|Degree can be completed||Onsite (Washington, DC);
Combination of onsite and online.
|Students admitted||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Length of program||5 courses, 15 graduate credits|
|Tuition and Fees||Tuition in the 2019-2020 academic year is $4,111 per course.
Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
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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