Institute of World Politics

M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies


1521 16th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies is a rigorous, professional course of study based upon an interdisciplinary foundational curriculum in politics, economics, moral philosophy, history, and geography. This degree is designed for students who seek careers in the intelligence field, as well as professionals whose agencies or clientele are charged with the acquisition and interpretation of intelligence. It features courses in fundamental intelligence disciplines, such as analysis and epistemology, intelligence collection, and deception. The program equips the student with all of the requisite tools and knowledge, required and anticipated, that are necessary for professional success in the field.

Candidates for this degree are required to complete a minimum of fifty-two credit hours of coursework: sixteen hours of core courses, twenty hours of courses in intelligence and statecraft, and sixteen in intelligence specializations. The writing and research seminar may also be required of some students. Ideally, a majority of the core courses will be completed prior to other courses.


Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 52

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,100 USD

Size & Settings: 0-999

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