Today, thousands of researchers and intelligence analysts work throughout the United States and abroad in government agencies and private enterprises. The work of these intelligence analysts — whether relating to national security, criminal investigative activities, business intelligence, or terrorism — involves the preparation of assessments based on the collection, correlation, and analysis of information. Building on the nationally renowned undergraduate Intelligence Studies program, the Applied Intelligence Program provides students with the educational foundation necessary to succeed as intelligence analysts and leaders of analytical teams at federal and state agencies or within the law enforcement and competitive intelligence.
The Master of Science in Applied Intelligence program is designed to provide a theoretical and practical framework for the study of intelligence and its application in a wide variety of contexts. This is accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that includes a basic core, which exposes students to the fundamental and advanced concepts and analytic techniques related to intelligence, and a set of elective courses that allows the student to pursue study in areas of law enforcement, national security and competitive intelligence.
Students enrolled in the Applied Intelligence program are afforded state-of-the-art learning resources, excellent liaison with potential employers in government and the private sector, access to a core of successful graduates, and exposure to an experienced and accomplished faculty.
Mercyhurst University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
International Student Requirements:
Students must submit official, notarized scores from the T.O.E.F.L. (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam as part of their admission application. Minimum score requirements are 550 for the paper-based exam, 213 for the computer-based exam, and 79-80 for the Internet-based exam.
International students must also provide Mercyhurst with assurance that they possess adequate financial support for the period of graduate studies. This documentation must be provided through submission of an affidavit of financial support. An I-20 form will not be issued until the affidavit of financial support is received and accepted. All documents and credentials submitted must be translated into English. Mercyhurst recommends that international students contact World Evaluation Services (WES), the foremost organization that specializes in transcript and credential evaluation, to provide such translations.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 34-36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $706 ($2,118 per 3-credit course) USD
In State Tuition (per year): 25416 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 25416 USD
Classification: Baccalaureate College—General
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999