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2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 16, 2024
2018-2019 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Security and Intelligence Studies, MPIA

Security and Intelligence Studies

The post-9/11 world has brought remarkable change to national and international security. Issues of strategy, weapons systems, national defense and the role of government are being redefined every day. GSPIA’s major in security & intelligence studies (SIS) approaches issues within an international context and covers a variety of topics including transnational organized crime, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and competition for natural resources.

SIS students are interested in the use of technology, investigation and discovery and often have a desire to travel internationally. Our program prepares students for careers in the security or intelligence fields with various think tanks or intelligence agencies, such as the FBI or CIA.

The major curriculum, comprising 12 credits, follows:

GSPIA Core Requirements (See Master’s Degree Requirements): 12 credits

Major Courses: 12 credits

  • PIA XXXX Approved SIS major course
  • PIA XXXX Approved SIS major course
  • PIA XXXX Approved SIS major course
  • PIA XXXX Approved SIS major course

Electives: 15 credits

Minimum Required Credits: 48 credits

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