Intelligence and Analysis M.S.S. Degree Plan
(36 credit hours)
M.S.S. in Intelligence and Analysis Courses Required Courses (18 Total Hours) Hours ISSA 6300 Intelligence and National Security 3 ISSA 6301 Grand Strategy, Intelligence Analysis, and Rationality 3 ISSA 6302 The Transformational Imperative: Reorganizing in a Multi-polar World 3 ISSA 6303 Advanced Intelligence Analysis: Operating in Complex Environments 3 ISSA 6304 The Practice of US Intelligence and National Security 3 ISSA 6305 Research Methods and Statistics in Security Studies or comparable graduate-level course from any university department (with advisor approval) 3 Electives ‡ Courses Hours Electives * 18
*You may take Criminal Justice, Global Security Studies or Border Security graduate courses as advanced electives with the department chair’s permission.
‡ Thesis Option
Students wishing to take the Thesis Option must take the 18 credit hours of required ISSA courses, 6 credit hours of prescribed electives (ISSA 6399 or 6699) and an additional 12 credit hours of electives.
‡ Non-Thesis Option
Students wishing to take the Non-Thesis Option must take the 18 credit hours of required ISSA courses and an additional 18 credit hours of electives, including ISSA 6380.