Intelligence Operations Certificate -- Curriculum 250

The Intelligence Operations Certificate Program is designed to provide intelligence and non-intelligence officers with an understanding of the complex issues surrounding operational intelligence today.  The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of three graduate courses focusing on operational intelligence (12 credit hours), of which at least one course (4 credit hours) must be at the 4000-level.  Each student's required course work is developed individually under the direction of the cognizant Academic Associate and the NPS Senior Intelligence Officer, based on the relevant courses available during the quarter(s) when the student is in residence.  Each student's course sequence should include one overview course taught by the NPS Senior Intelligence Officer, and two additional courses focused on specific aspects of intelligence collection, analysis, production, writing, briefing, and critical thinking. 

Typical Course of Study

Quarter 1

All students must take one overview course. Intelligence professionals should take NS4159. Others should take NS3159.

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS4159Seminar on Joint intelligence support to Crisis Operations

4

0

-or-

NS3159Principles of Joint Operational Intelligence

4

0

Remaining Quarters

All students will take two additional courses focusing on specific aspects of intelligence from among these courses. 

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3155Intelligence and Democracy

4

0

NS3160Human Intelligence

4

0

NS4035Special Topics: Intelligence

4

0

NS4157Intelligence for Homeland Defense and Security

4

0

NS4061Special Topics: Homeland Security and Defense

4

0