The Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies (MAISS) prepares students and industry leaders to address intelligence and security challenges in an interconnected world.
The program seeks to expose military members, future decision makers and analysts, and students considering a PhD, to the security challenges inherent in a rapidly changing world. Our program has a special emphasis on the causes and effects of interstate and intrastate conflict, the sources of terrorism, terrorism and counterterrorism strategies, and security issues that affect national, regional, and global security.
The coursework is focused on inter and intrastate conflict; terrorism and counter-terrorism; organization, capabilities and roles of the U.S. Intelligence Community; and national, regional, and global strategic security and cybersecurity threats.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Influence will focus on four main areas of emphasis: cross-cultural in/out-group psychology; open-source intelligence collection with a special emphasis on social media intelligence collection (SOCMINT); information warfare through the lens of the strategies and doctrine of adversaries; and the history and theory of propaganda, with particular emphasis on social media propaganda.
Thus, the certificate earner will have a well-rounded and innovative education with a nationally distinguished concentration in social influence.
The certificate is being created for potential students that already have a Master’s degree and/or are already in the field, do not want to pursue a graduate degree, but are interested in the social influence concentration. Rather than getting a degree for the concentration, especially for those already in the industry, this certificate will help them enroll in MAISS courses and to enhance their career and expertise in this area by completing a graduate certificate in the four courses. This is an embedded and standalone certificate.
For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.
Progression & Graduation Requirements
- For students to obtain the certificate, they must maintain a 2.8 GPA in the four courses.
Certificate Length: 1 Year
CIP Code: 450999
Certificate Code: 1CERG-SOIN