Gain a competitive edge while studying relevant and timely intelligence topics including terrorism, homeland security, and cybercrime by earning a certificate in security and strategic intelligence through Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies. Specialize in one of three concentrations: business continuity, global corporate security, or strategic intelligence.
As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 18-credith program offers forward-thinking students like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. With six start terms each year through SLU Online, you can begin working toward your degree at any time. All courses are offered entirely online in eight-week terms, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals.
Competencies gained through the certificate are focused on developing a portable set of knowledge and skills that include how to be a leader in your current job, your future job and all areas of your life. Graduates of the certificate program will be prepared to pursue positions such as:
Intelligence Officer/Intelligence Specialist
Social Networking Link Analyst
Command Information Officer/Interagency Coordination Officer
Age: 22 years or older (exceptions may be made)
Work Experience: At least three years or the equivalent
Education: High school diploma or composite GED score of at least 2250
Interview: Successful completion of a meeting with an academic coach (this can be done over the phone or on campus)
Grade Point Average: Minimum transfer cumulative GPA of 2.50 (unless qualified for conditional admittance)
Transcript: An official transcripts from the most recent institution attended
Scholarships and Financial Aid
There are two principal ways to help finance a Saint Louis University education:
Scholarships: awarded based on academic achievement, service, leadership and financial need. The School for Professional Studies offers numerous scholarships and awards specially for new students.
Financial Aid: provided in the form of grants and loans, some of which require repayment.
To determine eligibility for financial assistance, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early for maximum consideration. FAFSA is available online at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
For information on other scholarships and financial aid, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
Graduates will be able to describe the cycle of intelligence and components of global security.
Graduates will be able to use analytics to inform risk management decisions.
Graduates will be able to integrate computer information systems with security and intelligence domains.
Graduates will be able to analyze the global factors that impact security and strategic intelligence.
Graduates will be able to distinguish between the professional, ethical, legal, security and social dimensions of a strategic intelligence plan.