Certificates and Minors

Intelligence Studies Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Intelligence

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Intelligence provides a state-of-the-art academic foundation in the discipline of intelligence studies. This foundation can prepare the individual to pursue further graduate study or to develop and apply this critical set of professional skills in the community. The curriculum follows the guidelines for the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), covering strategic thinking, core concepts, analytic methods, and analytic communication (writing and briefing).

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Intelligence

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Intelligence prepares you to acquire the necessary skills to assess the intentions, capabilities, and activities of potential adversaries and insiders who pose a threat, including attack methods that target people to penetrate systems. 

Learn to generate and evaluate courses of action to manage risks, counter vulnerabilities and enhance organizational decision-making as you develop an understanding of how intelligence drives a cybersecurity mission.

Graduate Certificate in National Security Studies 

The Graduate Certificate in National Security Studies is part of USF’s National Security Initiative (NSI) and the Strategic and Cyber Intelligence Program, USF’s federally designated Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (legacy IC-CAE). The interdisciplinary curriculum provides a foundation of study in national security policy and practice. This Certificate complements a number of existing USF graduate degree programs, including STEM Programs, Cybersecurity, Foreign Language Study, International Studies, Political Science, Government, and Intelligence Studies. Students will learn about the theory and application of intelligence, diplomacy, military power and related tools of statecraft to national security/defense policy formulation and power projection.