It’s no secret: Intelligence analysts provide insights that enable decision-making in a complex and uncertain world. Timely, accurate, and actionable intelligence is a key advantage in a competitive global environment where information is power.

Degree Type:
Master of Science
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
12 courses
Time to Complete:
12 – 24 months

MS in Intelligence Analysis Program Overview

Intelligence analysts with a broad suite of analytical skills are critically important in today’s multifaceted landscape. Designed to meet that need, our innovative, well-rounded master’s program will prepare you for a range of key roles within the intelligence field.

Whether you’re interested in starting a career in intelligence or are looking to advance into a top-level position within a public and private intelligence organization, a master’s degree in intelligence analysis can help you reach your goal.

Gain Practical Skills and Expand Your Knowledge

Learn from leading theorists and practitioners from the national and international intelligence community: professionals with real-world experience in organizations such as the CIA, National Security Agency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of State.

You will leave the program with the critical thinking and analytical skills to identify actionable insights from diverse sources—and with the persuasive communication skills needed to share your knowledge with decision makers. And you will do this through classes like:

  • The Art and Practice of Intelligence
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Strategic Culture Analysis
  • Intelligence Ethics
  • Leading Intelligence Organizations

This 100% online program offers a flexible schedule with start dates in the fall, spring, or summer. Attend full- or part-time and complete your degree in about two years.

Why to Pursue an MS in Intelligence Analysis at Hopkins

Learn From Experienced Intelligence Professionals

Our faculty includes intelligence analysis experts serving with the nation’s premier Federal intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Department of Homeland Security. Beyond their real-world experience, these faculty members are at the cutting edge of scholarly work defining the future of intelligence analysis.

Take Classes That Match Your Interests

Choose from dozens of relevant, interesting electives such as Introduction to Intelligence in the Five-Eyes Community, Technical Collection of Intelligence, Intelligence to Secure the Homeland and Hometown, and Intelligence Tradecraft for the Private Sector.

Ready to Take Action?

Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to gather and analyze important intelligence to inform your organization’s decision-making and policy formulation.

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