College of Liberal Arts
National Security Studies Institute
Kelly Hall, Room 213B
The Graduate Certificate in Open Source Intelligence is designed specifically for enhancing open source skills and knowledge for national security work. The Graduate Certificate will emphasize collection planning, source evaluation, and structured analysis. It consists of 15 semester hours of study.
Graduate Certificate in Open Source Intelligence Requirements
The Graduate Certificate in Open Source Intelligence consists of five (5) required and elective courses for a total of 15 semester hours. Students can pursue the Graduate Certificate on a full-time or part-time basis. Courses are scheduled conveniently on weekday evenings, intensively on Saturdays, and occasionally online to accommodate busy working professionals.
Certificate Admission Requirements
The Graduate Certificate in Open Source Intelligence may be taken as a stand alone program of study or in combination with another graduate degree program offered within the university. Admissions requirements for the Graduate Certificate include the following:
1. Completion and submission of a graduate admissions application
2. Submission of official transcripts in accordance with the requirements of the Graduate School
3. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the Graduate Certificate program.
15 Credit Hours
|Two (2) Required Courses|
|Intro to Intelligence Analysis|
|Open Source Intel Analysis (Three (3) Elective Courses )|
|Three (3) Elective Courses|
|Propaganda and Influence Ops|
|Intelligence and Information|
|Social Media Intelligence|
|*Relevant graduate coursework from other departments and programs will be accepted toward the elective course requirement with approval from the Director.|
Director: Dr. Larry Valero
To view the degree plan for this program, please click here.