M.A. Online

Intelligence Studies

American Public University

2 months
370 USD/credit
370 USD/credit
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With deep roots in the military and intelligence community, the Intelligence Studies MA course at the American Public University develops your understanding of strategic intelligence analysis, collection, and operations.


Course Details

The Intelligence Studies MA course at the American Public University provides an opportunity to develop the knowledge and build the analytical skills needed to be competitive in the U.S. intelligence community, as well as security and corporate environments. 

Led by faculty with extensive experience in intelligence, homeland security, and the military, this online MA in Intelligence Studies explores vital topics, including counterintelligence, homeland security, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, counterterrorism, international relations, national security, and geospatial intelligence. Concentrations allow you to further specialize your studies.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Criminal Intelligence 
  • Cyber 
  • General 
  • Homeland Security 
  • Intelligence Analysis 
  • Intelligence Collection 
  • Intelligence Management 
  • Intelligence Operations 
  • Terrorism Studies

What You Will Do

  • Examine the evolution, structures, functions, capabilities, and activities of the national intelligence community from pre- and- post-9/11 perspectives
  • Understand the intelligence cycle, including planning, data collection and exploitation, intelligence analysis, production, and dissemination phases
  • Investigate the fundamental capabilities, limitations, and means of tasking human, geographic/imagery, signals, measurement, and technical and open intelligence data sources
  • Assess and predict traditional and nontraditional threats to national and international security

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Intelligence
  • Law, Ethics and Cybersecurity
  • Collection
  • Intelligence Operations
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Ethical Challenges in the Intelligence Community

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU master's degree/graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.
  • National

    370 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 370 USD per credit during 2 months.

$250 with military grant


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