Whether you are looking to join the intelligence field or advance your career to leadership positions within the intelligence community, this post-baccalaureate certificate is designed to help you accomplish your goals.

Degree Type:
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
Online, Onsite
Washington, DC
5 courses
Time to Complete:
9 – 12 months

Program Overview

Intelligence is a growing and increasingly important field devoted to learning and research for the benefit of the United States and ultimately the world. Gain both theoretical and practical knowledge and perspective to become a highly qualified and sought after intelligence expert—prepared for important positions within the intelligence community.

The Certificate in Intelligence will help you gain 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
  • The important debates about the issue.

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, Data Analytics and Policy, 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.

Learn From Experienced Intelligence Professionals

Our faculty are a combination of Johns Hopkins professors, scholar-practitioners, and experts at the highest levels of government and industry.

Take Classes That Match Your Interests

This certificate provides a framework within which you can tailor the program to your specific interests and career needs.

An Institutional Sponsor Member of the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is the only organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and building a stronger community of interest across industry, academia, government, professional organizations, and individual stakeholders.

Take the Next Step

Gain the skills and knowledge to start or advance your career in the intelligence field.

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Advanced Academic Programs Admissions

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months.

This program will cost $20,555 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs ($1,692) were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ N/A of debt.

Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federated States of Micronesia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Marshall Islands, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Palau, 6 Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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