Lincoln University Bachelor's to Strategic Intelligence, M.S.

Students in the Accelerated Lincoln Bachelor's to SLU's Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence degree program have the opportunity to take classes for the M.S. at SLU while they are finishing their bachelor's at Lincoln in Jefferson City, Missouri. Select Saint Louis University credits may also fulfill the requirements of the Lincoln Bachelor's degree.

Students who meet the requirements will be guaranteed classified admission to the SLU's master's program.

For additional information, see the catalog entries for the following SLU programs:

Lincoln University Programs

Strategic Intelligence, M.S.

Students must apply to the accelerated program no earlier than their third/junior year at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Students will select the admit term of the first semester they will be a Strategic Intelligence M.S. student at SLU and indicate they are applying as part of an approved accelerated program.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a major GPA of 3.5 or higher at Lincoln. Students should have obtained a B or better in any research methods or statistics course at Lincoln before applying to the M.S. in Strategic Intelligence. 

Lincoln undergraduate students can take a maximum of 12 master's credits their senior year and may apply up to 12 of those credits toward the B.A. or B.S. at Lincoln, with permission from their home program. 

To be eligible for progression into the M.S. in Strategic Intelligence program upon conferral of the bachelor's at Lincoln, students:

  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at Lincoln.
  • Must have a 3.5 overall major GPA at Lincoln.
  • Must have attained a B or better in the SLU M.S. courses they took while a Lincoln student.

Students who do not meet the standards above may be required to reapply for the Strategic Intelligence M.S. program and submit supplemental materials that may improve the probability of admission. 

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year Four
Last year @ Lincoln  
INTL 5000 The Intelligence Cycle 3
INTL 5200 Cyber Operations and National Security 3
INTL 5050 Terrorism & US Foreign Policy 3
ORLD 5050 Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making 3
Graduates from Lincoln  
Year Five
Full-time @ SLU  
INTL 5250 Structured Analytical Techniques for Intelligence 3
INTL 5260 Military Intelligence 3
INTL 5961 Intel Masters Research Project I 1
AA 5221 Applied Analytics & Methods I 3
INTL 5270 Open Source Intelligence 3
INTL 5962 Intel Masters Research Project II 1
Year Six
INTL 5100 Counter Intelligence & Espionage 3
INTL 5280 Congress and the Intelligence Community 3
INTL 5963 Intel Masters Research Project III 1
 Total Credits33