Master's in Applied Intelligence

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MPAI-705-01

Counterterrorism and Intelligence

This course examines the role of intelligence analysis and how it is used in current counterterrorism efforts. Students develop extensive knowledge of the roles of intelligence agencies in assessing terrorist threats and how government agencies, military personnel, and local police collaborate to address these threats. In addition, students examine and critique domestic counterterrorism efforts employed since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Course #: MPAI-705-01
  • CRN: 42772
  • Instructor: Noland, B.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-640-01

Advanced Analytical Techniques

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to explore techniques used by the intelligence community and to apply those techniques to intelligence problems. Focusing on a variety of techniques and technological tools, this course will expose students to new and useful methods for conducting intelligence analysis. Students will also refine their skills in advanced analytic techniques by completing multiple analytical projects.

Note: This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to explore techniques used by the intelligence community and to apply those techniques to intelligence problems. Focusing on a variety of techniques and technological tools, this course will expose students to new and useful methods for conducting intelligence analysis.Students will also refine their skills in advanced analytic techniques by completing multiple analytical projects.

  • Course #: MPAI-640-01
  • CRN: 42770
  • Instructor: Rubin, S.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-620-01

Applied Intelligence Communications

This course focuses on oral and written communication skills in applied intelligence. Students will learn how to communicate information effectively to leaders and decision makers in areas of law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business intelligence. Students will learn about practical techniques and concepts for producing reports, briefs, and infographics relevant to each of these fields within applied intelligence.

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  • Course #: MPAI-620-01
  • CRN: 38930
  • Instructor: Goldsmith Romero, A.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPAI-900-01

Capstone

See section description for more details

Note: This is an on-campus capstone project for students interested in completing an applied research paper. Students must earn a grade of "B" or higher in the Capstone course. Capstone is taken in a student's last semester in the program.

  • Course #: MPAI-900-01
  • CRN: 39056
  • Instructor: Lemieux, F.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-900-02

Capstone

See section description for more details

Note: This is an on-campus capstone project for students interested in completing an applied research paper. This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed. Students must earn a grade of "B" or higher in the Capstone course. Capstone is taken in a student's last semester in the program.

  • Course #: MPAI-900-02
  • CRN: 42777
  • Instructor: Lemieux, F.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-730-01

Competitive Intelligence Organization Design

Competitive intelligence analysis is the process that agencies and organizations use to assess their institutional strengths and weaknesses relative to peer organizations. Students in this course gain insight into how competitive intelligence informs and supports an organization’s ongoing strategy. Throughout the course, students examine case studies and the history of competitive analysis in both government and industry. By the end of this course, students will be able to gather organizational data, interpret relevant data, and evaluate and recommend organizational strategies based on their research. The course places a strong emphasis on the development and application of data analysis and presentation skills.

  • Course #: MPAI-730-01
  • CRN: 44499
  • Instructor: Abouzeid, S.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-785-01

Counterintelligence

Counterintelligence refers to the activities aiming at identifying and counteracting threats to the security of an organization or a state actor. In this course, students will learn about strategic and operational counterintelligence activities as well as defensive and offensive countermeasures. The course content covers foreign collection methods, influence operations, sabotage, economic espionage, and cyber intrusions. Students will learn from case study and discuss the future of counterintelligence in a global and digital environment.

  • Course #: MPAI-785-01
  • CRN: 41117
  • Instructor: Edge, C.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-780-01

Cyber Surv. Op&Legal; Framework

Cyber Surveillance Operation & Legal Framework Cyber surveillance operations are indispensable to collect the information necessary to anticipate, discover and investigate malicious activities on the Internet. This course prepares students to execute surveillance and counter-surveillance operations and learn about the different phases of cyber surveillance operations including planning, targeting, collecting and terminating. Students will also study legal implications and apply diverse regulations to the conduct of cyber surveillance operations.

  • Course #: MPAI-780-01
  • CRN: 42840
  • Instructor: Pak, C.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-775-01

Cyber Threat Intelligence

This course focuses on profiling adversaries in the cyber space (hackers, organized crime, insiders, foreign states) and analyzing techniques, tools and processes they are using to perpetrate attacks against critical assets. Students will be able to develop threat indicators, determine potential implications for existing information systems and exploitation systems, and formulate advice on how to neutralize threats or thwart possible attacks.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section .

  • Course #: MPAI-775-01
  • CRN: 40938
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-790-01

Defense, Diplomacy & Intel

This course examines the roles, applications, and mutual dependence of three key tools of national power—diplomacy, defense, and intelligence. This course will explore and analyze salient national security challenges facing the United States, including the rise of China, Russia’s growing geopolitical ambitions, Iranian and North Korean nuclear ambitions, cyber as the “fifth domain” of international conflict, transnational terrorism, and the long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. This course will focus on the integration and interplay of diplomacy and defense as instruments of national power as well as the ways in which national and military intelligence enable both. Students will approach the issues discussed in this course as future practitioners in training, learning to support national objectives as analysts, policymakers, and senior officials. As future intelligence professionals, students will learn the roles of various intelligence disciplines, methods of analysis, and how their work supports and shapes diplomatic and defense decision-making.

  • Course #: MPAI-790-01
  • CRN: 42776
  • Instructor: Azizian, N.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-500-01

Ethics in Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

Note: Students must earn a grade of "B" or higher in the Ethics course.

  • Course #: MPAI-500-01
  • CRN: 38084
  • Instructor: Marianos, R.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-740-01

Info Management for Comp Intel

This course examines how organizations can use information to create competitive advantage. Students will learn how organizations can become data driven by having the proper elements in place, such as strategy, data governance, and leadership. They will also gain knowledge on security and privacy requirements for information and how to monetize information for competitive advantage. Finally, the course covers best practices for sharing information within organizations and among organizations, and how to convert tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge.

  • Course #: MPAI-740-01
  • CRN: 44810
  • Instructor: Mendoza, C.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-750-01

Information Security

This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance. Students will study various types of cyber-crime and vulnerabilities of government computer systems and information networks and learn about strategies for the protection of information and computer systems and how to mitigate and respond to breaches of those systems.

  • Course #: MPAI-750-01
  • CRN: 44500
  • Instructor: Saunders, J.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPAI-750-02

Information Security

This course provides theoretical and applied foundations of information security and assurance. Students will study various types of cyber-crime and vulnerabilities of government computer systems and information networks and learn about strategies for the protection of information and computer systems and how to mitigate and respond to breaches of those systems.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote in response to COVID. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-750-02
  • CRN: 42775
  • Instructor: Nguyen, P.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-600-02

Introduction to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-600-02
  • CRN: 40924
  • Instructor: Burke, P.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-795-01

Intro to Financial Intel

Money plays a central role in all criminal and other illicit activity, and disrupting threat actors’ financial operations depends on financial intelligence. This course examines the types of information, data, and methods investigators and analysts use to support investigations and inform policy decisions and actions. The first section of the course explores the nodes, enablers, mechanisms, and indicators of illicit financial activity and financial crime as well as the vulnerabilities of threat actors’ financial operations to provide a baseline understanding of the challenges of following the money. The second section examines the development of international standards and U.S. legal authorities for countering money laundering and other criminal and illicit financial activity and the types of information used to implement and enforce laws and regulations. The course gives special emphasis to the role open-source information can play in financial intelligence. The third section of the course explores financial intelligence techniques and best practices and the importance of international, domestic, and public-private sector collaboration.

  • Course #: MPAI-795-01
  • CRN: 42865
  • Instructor: Jermano, J.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-700-01

Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations

This course provides students the hands on opportunity via case studies to understand that law enforcement intelligence is not vast amounts of collected information; rather, it is information which has been comprehensively and logically analyzed. This analysis gives raw information its meaning and role in the larger puzzle of police responsibility. Students will have hands on opportunities to work through actual situations and scenarios to understand how intelligence can inform law enforcement operations.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section.

  • Course #: MPAI-700-01
  • CRN: 36383
  • Instructor: Carroll, J.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

MPAI-610-01

Psychology of Applied Intelligence

This course examines the mental machinery behind intelligence analysis and focuses the learner on understanding the fundamental thought processes behind how our mental machinery works in an analytical setting. With specific focus on critical thinking and understanding and moving beyond biases, the course provides students with an opportunity to examine cases in which objectivity and critical thinking have not been present and allows students to explore how those case studies would have been different with an understanding of the psychology behind intelligence analytics.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section.

  • Course #: MPAI-610-01
  • CRN: 38108
  • Instructor: Robbins, M.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-760-01

Unconventional Threats/Counter-terrorism

This course will build students’ analytical skills to examine policy issues in strategic counterterrorism planning, particularly in the use of applied technologies within the context of civil jurisdiction and rule of law. Students will discuss policy issues that address the balance and tension between security and civil liberties to effectively counter terrorism.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online remote. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-760-01
  • CRN: 40937
  • Instructor: McCoy, R.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-630-01

Understanding Intelligence Collection

Before conducting threat assessments or making strategic recommendations, intelligence analysts must first collect data relevant to their goal. Learning objectives for this course include demonstrating knowledge of proper techniques for various types of intelligence projects, such as open-source intelligence, human intelligence, and imagery intelligence. Students develop the fundamental skills and abilities involved in assessing the accuracy and relevance of collected intelligence. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and use the different means of intelligence collection to resolve a variety of challenges.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section.

  • Course #: MPAI-630-01
  • CRN: 38861
  • Instructor: Billy, J.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM

MPAI-630-02

Understanding Intelligence Collection

Before conducting threat assessments or making strategic recommendations, intelligence analysts must first collect data relevant to their goal. Learning objectives for this course include demonstrating knowledge of proper techniques for various types of intelligence projects, such as open-source intelligence, human intelligence, and imagery intelligence. Students develop the fundamental skills and abilities involved in assessing the accuracy and relevance of collected intelligence. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and use the different means of intelligence collection to resolve a variety of challenges.

Note: This course section is a traditional in-person section that will be delivered virtually as online sync. Students should expect to attend remote online weekly sessions via Zoom during the scheduled day, time block, and Eastern time zone as listed.

  • Course #: MPAI-630-02
  • CRN: 40928
  • Instructor: Noland, B.
  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 13, 2023
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM