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Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence and Analysis

Entry Terms
Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer (Boston, Online)

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines: Spring 2021: A start (April 2) | B start (May 14); Summer 2021 (July 2) | Fall 2021: A start (September 7) | B start (October 18)

Credits Required for Graduation
45 Quarter Hours

The Master of Arts in Strategic Intelligence and Analysis is designed for students who seek careers in the intelligence analysis field, as well as professionals whose agencies or clientele are charged with the acquisition and interpretation of intelligence. Strategic intelligence leaders are committed to reducing uncertainty and providing warning about potential security and safety threats both nationally and internationally using information from a variety of sources. This degree prepares students with the broad skill-set necessary to become the next generation of intelligence leaders. 
You’ll have the unique opportunity to:
  • Learn from real-world experts like the fromer Director of Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a CIA case officer, and CIA analysts. Courses are taught by faculty with extensive experience advising high-level decision makers. Faculty have contributed to local, state, and national analytics and intelligence efforts.  
  • Choose the flexible learning model that fits your needs: 100% online or on-campus in Boston.
  • Specialize and tailor your career goals by choosing one of three concentrations: 
    • Analysis for Homeland Security 
    • Intelligence Community Operations 
    • Analysis or Remote Sensing 
  • Attend a univerisity that has a commitment to advancing innovations in security. Northeastern has a university-wide commitment to help guide and advance innovations in security, resillience, and intelligence
  • Study with security and intelligence professionals who are actively working in their respective fields.
  • Focus on core elements of criminal intelligence and business intelligence, including intelligence operations management skills, intelligence gathering and analysis, risk management, and global intelligence issues.
  • Strengthen your resumé while gaining practical, actionable knowledge through class projects and real-world work assignments focused on current intelligence analysis and security challenges.

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About Northeastern
An intelligence analysis graduate program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top 40-research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study. Experiential learning. Industry-aligned intelligence analysis coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an education that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.
  • Experiential learning—the integration of classroom study with professional experience—is at the heart of every degree program, online, on campus, or hybrid.
  • Join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,300 corporate partners and 230,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 90 countries.
  • Discover a graduate education designed to satisfy the needs of both the student and the industry.
  • Experience an innovative online education model driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.
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