Online Graduate Certificate inIntelligence and National Security

Completing the 12 credit hour EKU Online Graduate Certificate in Intelligence and National Security gives you a valuable credential from an institution with a nationwide reputation for quality curriculum, instruction and faculty. Online courses are taught by instructors with outstanding academic and professional backgrounds in their fields. The same faculty members teach EKU’s on-campus programs, one of the largest and most highly rated homeland security and emergency management undergraduate programs in the nation. Use your EKU graduate certificate credential to pursue a rewarding career protecting people and property in both the public and private sectors.

Earn your certificate in 1 year or less.

Complete coursework 100% online.

Learn from a veteran faculty of safety professionals with public and private sector experience.

Benefit from EKU’s interactive course delivery and discussion boards.

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What you can learn

Examine the roles and responsibilities of leadership in within the intelligence community through the Intelligence and National Security Certificate program. Analyze the legislation and policy that drive our intelligence agencies such as the Patriot Act and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. Examine how changing geo-political and organizational factors alter how we respond to national security, and sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards.

At the heart of our intelligence certificate program is teamwork. Study the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in rising to the challenge of thwarting a threat to the nation’s infrastructure and its citizens.

EKU is accredited by The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)

Just a few of the potential employers include:
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Military Services: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, Energy
  • State, County, City and Tribal Intelligence Offices
  • Corporate and Government/Industrial Intelligence Offices
Online Graduate Certificate in

Intelligence and National Security Courses

HLS 800 Foundations of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Organization, missions and critical issues in U.S. homeland security and emergency management. Focuses on developing professional skills in critical thinking, policy analysis and ethics. 
HLS 820 Terrorism and Intelligence
Prerequisite: HLS 800 or department approval. Causes of terrorism and the application of intelligence support for preventing terrorist attacks.
HLS 825 Intelligence Analysis
Prerequisite: HLS 800 or department approval. Intelligence analysis addressing differing intelligence problems and targets using target-centric modeling techniques.
HLS 840 International Relations (International Security and Foreign Policy Analysis Focus)
Prerequisite: HLS 800 or department approval. International relations theory and practice; concepts of power and its application; machinery of foreign policy making and implementation; and world politics and law.