Master of Arts in Intelligence

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Program Summary

DMGS' M.A. in Intelligence focuses on both the public and private sector use of intelligence examining missions, methods, and organizational structures. It examines and interprets the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, analytical presentation, and counterintelligence. This program also examines new fields of intelligence such as private sector use of intelligence, homeland security, and cyber.

Graduates of this degree program will be able to:

  • Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft, and culture of the elements of intelligence, evaluate each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work.
  • Anticipate current and future security challenges.
  • Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education.
  • Interpret the value of intelligence input to public and private sector efforts supporting organizational tactics and strategies.
  • Identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence.
Last updated Dec 2017

About the School

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a Washington DC-based graduate school established to accelerate the education, hands-on experience and research competencies of aspiring me ... Read More

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a Washington DC-based graduate school established to accelerate the education, hands-on experience and research competencies of aspiring men and women committed to serving in the national security workforce. Read less