Applied Intelligence - GC

Program Code: CGRAI
Graduate Certificate

Availability: online

Introduction

The Mercyhurst University Certificate in Applied Intelligence is a four-course, 12-credit-hour graduate certificate program. Its goals are to introduce current intelligence theories and applications, improve competence in writing and briefing, and build skill in various analytic techniques. The certificate also provides the opportunity for specialized study in several areas of expanding importance in competitive business intelligence, law enforcement intelligence, financial crime analysis, cyber threat analysis, geospatial intelligence, nuclear nonproliferation intelligence, and intelligence support to targeting or terrorism. The 12 graduate credits earned through the certificate may be applied to satisfy degree requirements for the Master of Science degree in Applied Intelligence. An internship may not take the place of the intelligence elective.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Applied Intelligence program at Mercyhurst University is to produce graduates – through a variety of delivery modalities – who are skilled in the use of a variety of sources of data and analytic techniques to lead the collaborative development of high quality written and oral intelligence analysis products that, in service toward a just world, inform decision-makers, thereby fostering an appreciation for the dignity of work and commitment to serving others.

Program Requirements:

The graduate certificate in Applied Intelligence and the graduate certificate in Business Analytics are open only to candidates who have completed their undergraduate degree. It is not necessary for that degree to be in an intelligencerelated discipline. Applicants for the Business Analytics certificate should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a business-related field or two years’ work experience as a business professional. For the online degree, preference in admissions goes to working professionals with experience as an analytic professional (or similar position) that demonstrates the applicant will benefit from further study in the field of applied intelligence. The 12 graduate credits awarded through either of the certificates may be used to partially satisfy the degree requirements for the Master of Science degree in Applied Intelligence.

Requirements include:

  • An application form, which can be found online at apply.mercyhurst.edu.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • An essay of 300-500 words outlining the student’s personal, professional and educational goals.
  • Official transcripts from prior graduate and undergraduate studies. (All documents and credentials submitted must be translated into English; Mercyhurst recommends that international students contact World Education Services at wes.org, the foremost organization specializing in transcript and credential evaluation, to provide such translations.)
  • International students from countries where English is not a native language must submit an official score report from the TOEFL or IELTS examination
  • Facilitate and manage intelligence processes and practices.
  • Produce research in the intelligence field.

The Mercyhurst University Certificate in Applied Intelligence is a four-course, 12-credit-hour graduate certificate program. This challenging and demanding academic experience provides students with a variety of analytical skills and exposure to the latest technologies in intelligence theory, communications, and research. The goals of the program are to: introduce current intelligence theories and applications, improve competence in writing and briefing, and build skill in applying various analytic techniques.

The certificate also provides the opportunity for specialized study in several areas of expanding importance in business, financial intelligence analysis, cyber threat analysis, geospatial intelligence, nonproliferation analysis, and intelligence support to targeting or terrorism.

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The certificate is intended as skill enhancement for those who are already working professionals; it is not intended to prepare an individual for a new career in the field. The certificate is open only to individuals who have completed their undergraduate degree. It is not necessary for that degree to in an intelligence-related discipline.
The 12 graduate credits awarded through the certification may be used to partially satisfy the degree requirements for the Master of Science degree in Applied Intelligence. An internship may not take the place of the intelligence elective.