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Graduate Certificate in USIS

Graduate Certificate in U.S. Intelligence Studies (15 Credit Hours)

This program includes skills and knowledge appropriate for practicing analysts and those within the community as well as all those interested in intelligence training.  Students who have completed their undergraduate certificate from this program should contact our office before registering for classes as a graduate student. Successful completion of the courses applied to the USIS Certificate is defined as a grade of C or higher. Students who receive grades lower than a C in any courses must repeat that course if they wish to have it apply to the certificate.

Core Courses (Required)

PAD 5849 U.S. Intelligence Policy

PAD 5935* Intelligence Analysis and Communication

Elective Courses (Choose Three)
(Choose 3 courses from those listed below or 3 courses from one regional specialization)

 PAD 5848  U.S. Intelligence Community

PAD 5895  Homeland Security Policy and Practice

PAD 5935  Global Security and Fusion

PAD 5376  Introduction to Terrorism

PAD 5377  Advanced Topics in Terrorism

PAD 5935  International Conflict and Terrorism

PAD 5837  International Terror Policy

PAD 5935  Terrorism and Security in Africa

REL 5195  Ethics of Torture

RLG 5397  Torture and Human Rights

REL 6176  Law and Ethics of Torture

INR 5507  International Organizations   

INR 5935  National Security Transformation

INR 5936  National Security Issues

INR 5935  Human Rights and National Security Law

INR 5036  International Political Economy

CPO 5934  Politics of Terror

POS 5723  Game Theory

POS 5727  Advanced Game Theory

Regional Specialization: Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Russia

CPO 5934  Conflict in Balkans

HIS 6934  Seminar: US and Cold War

EUH 5578  19th Century Russia

RUW 5930  Zizek's Politics

RUW 5930  Nationalism in Eastern Europe

RUW 5930  Critical Approaches to Nabokov

RUW 5930  Russian Culture and Civilization

ASH 5266  Central Asia since the Mongols

RUS 4XXX  4000-level Russian language course

Regional Specialization: Middle East

INR 5936  Political Econ of Middle East

HIS 6934  Seminar: Minorities in the Middle East

HIS 6934  Islamic Law and Society

REL 5305  Islamic Theology, Philosophy and Law

REL 5365  Islam in N. America

RLG 6596  Islamic law and society

FRE 5900  Islam and Identity

CPO 5407  Seminar in Comparative Government and Politics: The Middle East

ARA 4XXX  4000-level Arabic language course

Regional Specialization: East Asia, specifically China

ASN 5935  Modern China

INR 5936  Communist China

INR 5936   History of Asia

HIS 5935  US &East Asia 1850 to present

REL 5332  Modern Hinduism

REG 5354  Chinese Religion

CHI 4XXX  4000-level Chinese language course

NOTE: Other Regional Specializations may be permitted with program director approval.

Each admitted student will develop a course of study covering all requirements.  This course of study will be approved by the certificate program director or associate director prior to the student beginning coursework. Any changes to the course of study must be approved by the certificate program director or associate director.

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