Intelligence Management Master of Science



Intelligence management plays a key role in protecting nations, companies, assets, and employees. The Intelligence Management Online Master of Science degree provides a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the broad field of intelligence as well as advanced training to identify risks and assess and prevent potential harm.

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Online Intelligence Management Master of Science Overview

The program provides for high-level development of skills in intelligence analysis, counterintelligence, collection management, and intelligence operations.

As a graduate of the program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and manage various information sources and their relevance to the security industry and translate that information into actionable outcomes.
  • Evaluate contemporary and emergent threats, challenges, and issues within the security industry and synthesize information with technical expertise and creative application of conceptual skills.
  • Evaluate intelligence issues or challenges using advanced qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods analysis skills.
  • Anticipate, appraise, and formulate recommendations for issues of policy, reform, and ethics within the security industry.
  • Apply the skills of effective communication in professional written and oral products that are relevant to security industry decision-makers.

Online Intelligence Management Master of Science degree Courses and Curriculum

Designed to be completed in 1.5 years, the online Master of Science in Intelligence Management program consists of 12 courses and 54 credit hours. There are core courses as well as electives.

All academic courses are 100% online and subject to minimum class size requirements.

Major Core

8 courses, 36 credit hours

Support Core

4 courses, 18 credit hours

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.

Requirements for the Online Master of Science in Intelligence Management

For admissions to NAU’s Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security master’s degree programs, you will need a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an institution recognized or accredited by an appropriate government or third-party agency.

Admission to the master’s degree programs requires the following:

  • Completed application.
  • Documentation of a bachelor’s degree or have completed 120 quarter credits or more with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  • Any applicable transfer credit or challenge exam credits. For evaluation procedures, contact the admissions department.


Online Master of Science in Intelligence Management Tuition and Fees

Learn more about our graduate tuition schedule.

Online Master of Science in Intelligence Management Career Outcomes

A master’s degree in intelligence management prepares you for leadership roles in the public and private sector, including careers in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Analysis
  • Intelligence
  • Security
  • Counterintelligence
  • Corporate Enterprise
  • Threat Analysis
  • Analytics
  • Operations
  • Financial Services

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Online Master of Science in Intelligence Management Program?

  • Mid-career Professionals: The online Master of Science in Intelligence Management is an excellent choice if you are already fluent in a foreign language of strategic importance to your nation, understand computers, love mathematics, or are an excellent researcher.
  • Intelligence Management Professionals: The online Master of Science in Intelligence Management is a perfect choice if you are an intelligence professional who wants a graduate degree that will further your writing, research, and intelligence tradecraft skills.
  • Military servicemembers: The online Master of Science in Intelligence Management is a good choice if you have worked in military intelligence, as a foreign language translator, love to research, or have held a top-secret national security clearance.

Course Listing (54 Credits)

FRP697     Master’s Capstone Portfolio

INT511     Advanced Analytical Methods

INT521     Advanced Intelligence Collection

INT570     All Source Intelligence

INT575     Intelligence Policy and Reform

INT600     Intelligence Team Management

RES500     Academic Writing and Research

Choose any four (4) courses:

DSS700DC Advanced Strategic Security Analysis and Critique

DSS710DC  Advanced Counterterrorism Research Methods

DSS720DC  Strategic Security Information Literacy

DSS730DC  Applied Research Methodology

DSS750DC  Briefings, De-briefings and Presentations

DSS760DC  Advanced Leadership and Management

INT535     Cover

INT550     Advanced Open Source Intelligence

INT551     Double Agents, Denial and Deception

INT552     Counterespionage

INT560     Strategic Intelligence

INT580     Leadership and Political Analysis

INT584     Area Studies Analysis

INT595     Advanced Intelligence Operations

INT609     Case Studies in Covert Action

INT680     Operational Concepts and Planning (Targeting)

PRO500     Advanced Executive Protection

PRO510     Advanced Protocols, Manner, Etiquette

PRO520     Stalking and Workplace Violence

PRO521     Building and Perimeter Security

PRO535     Advanced Vehicular Security

PRO540     Topics in Advance Work

PRO595     Advanced Protection Operations

PRO596     Advanced Protective Intelligence

PRO605     Advanced Consequence Management and Incident Command System

PRO660     Explosives and Arson Security

PRO690     Advanced Threat Assessment

SEC505     Advanced Strategies / Crisis Preparedness

SEC621     Background Investigations

SEC665     Cyber Security

TCT508     Organizations

TCT517     Terrorism

TCT525     Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

TCT570     Cults and Charismatic Leaders

TCT571     Secret Societies

TCT617     Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Cybercrime

TCT640     Advanced Islamism and Terrorism

TCT576     Analyzing the Terrorist Mind

TCT595     Advanced Counterterrorism Operations

TCT596     Evolutions, and Trends in Terrorism

TCT600     Advanced Counterterrorism

TCT620     Advanced Domestic Terrorism

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.