Master of Professional Studies in Applied Intelligence

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Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Applied Intelligence emphasizes the comprehensive industry knowledge and critical skills that are in high demand in this evolving field. The program’s distinct curriculum includes both private sector and public sector course offerings, which give students the opportunity to gain experience in the techniques used by law enforcement, homeland security, private businesses, and other relevant organizations within the applied intelligence community. The program also offers three concentrations, enabling students to hone their skills in a particular area within the intelligence field.

Program concentrations include:

  • Homeland Security
  • Competitive Business Intelligence
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence

Alternatively, students can choose to focus on a broader area of interest, such as geographic information systems or homeland security applications.

Degree Requirements

To earn the MPS in Applied Intelligence, students must successfully complete all 11, three-credit program courses (33 credits total), including two core courses, Ethics (MPAI 500) and Capstone (MPAI 900). Students must maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.000 (“B” average) to maintain good academic standing and be eligible for graduation. Additionally, students must earn minimum grades of “B” or better in Ethics and Capstone to qualify for graduation.

Program Formats

In an effort to accommodate working professionals, the program offers courses in both on-campus and online formats. While online versions will be available for all of the program’s required courses, some elective courses may not be offered in the online format.

  • On Campus: The on-campus format for the master's in Applied Intelligence program is designed for students in the D.C. metro area who prefer learning in a classroom setting and on a consistent schedule. Classes are held on campus at the same times every week, giving students an opportunity for one-on-one interaction with faculty and peers in a classroom environment.
  • Online: The online format for the master's in Applied Intellgience program is the same as the on-campus format, only it is designed for students who prefer learning in a flexible online community and/or are not located in the D.C. metro area. In this online format, students can listen to lectures and complete assignments on their own schedules from select states across the country, with all faculty and peer interaction occurring in a virtual setting.

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