Advanced Certificate in Intelligence Collection and Analysis


This certificate is designed to give the professional in the intelligence collection field or the student who is considering getting into the corporate, government or law enforcement security field, advanced knowledge of the processes for intelligence collection including how to distinguish between credible and not credible intelligence sources. This certificate provides the student with an opportunity to refine higher order analysis skills of available information. Students will also learn to critically reflect on intelligence issues and challenges to make effective recommendations for improvements in the field.


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Evaluate various information sources to identify various analytical methods and distinguish between valid and flawed products.
  • Evaluate contemporary and emergent threats by performing future analysis.
  • Identify issues of bias, propaganda, or flawed analytical methods that lead to analysis failures and formulate written recommendations to avoid such practices.
  • Evaluate intelligence issues or challenges using open sources to apply all source intelligence analysis.
  • Identify issues with current security practices and make effective written recommendations for improvements.
  • Assess the potential performance of new collection assets against classes of intelligence problems.
  • Create performance criteria for collection assets that conform to issues of policy, reform and ethics.

Certificate (13.5 Credits)

INT511       Advanced Analytical Methods

INT521      Advanced Intelligence Collection

INT550      Advanced Open Source Intelligence

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.