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Intelligence Studies Certificate


Pursue intelligence-based careers in the military and government








24 Credit Hours Undergraduate Certificate, 12 Credit Hours Graduate Certificate

Course Requirements

What You’ll Learn in the intelligence studies certificate program

Choose from one of several international and intelligence-related curriculums and take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities to prepare yourself for one of many intelligence careers. 

What You Can Do with an intelligence studies certificate

Use your newly acquired knowledge to be better prepared for careers in the military, government agencies and nonprofit agencies.  

What makes morehead state's program different

This certificate is offered collaboratively by the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, which includes Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State University and Morehead State University. The Bluegrass State Intelligence Community consortium was formed to address the urgent need to increase the number of students from Kentucky and nearby states prepared for intelligence careers.

The consortium offers:

  • International and intelligence-related studies curriculums.
  • Operates an Intelligence Scholars Program to prepare students for intelligence careers.
  • Provides opportunities for students to participate in study abroad, international exchange, advanced language instruction and intelligence-related internships.
  • Advances faculty and student research on intelligence topics; hosts an annual intelligence studies workshop.
  • Conducts outreach to inform students of intelligence missions and career opportunities.

Admission to the intelligence studies certificate program

Follow the standard undergraduate application process.

Undergraduate Certificate 

There are 24 hours required for the Undergraduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies and it is open to students in all majors. The certificate requires a grade of "C" or better in 12 hours of required intelligence courses and 12 hours within a single option.  

Graduate Certificate 

There are 12 hours required for the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies. The certificate requires a grade of "C" or better in 12 hours of required intelligence courses.  

Program Requirements (Intelligence Studies Graduate Certificate):

  •  GOVT 620     International Relations 3
  •  PA 641          Ethics in Public Administration 3 
  •  PA 680          Homeland Security 3 
  •  PA 686          Intelligence Analysis 3 

Total Certificate Hours: 12 


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Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global & Legal Studies

354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-2655
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