Criminal Justice

Online Certificate in Intelligence Studies

This intelligence studies certificate program offers students an opportunity to acquire specific skills and knowledge necessary to work within the field of analysis, intelligence, and investigations. This certificate program will expose students to the programs and techniques used in intelligence analysis as well as cover some of the more prominent topics currently being investigated at the local, state, and federal levels.

Required Courses for Intelligence Studies Certificate

  • CJ 240 Homeland Security or  CJ 340 Terrorism
  • CJ 350 Open Source Intelligence & Social Media
  • CJ 400 Human Trafficking
  • CJ 425 Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice
  • CJ 435 Basics of Intelligence Analysis

Course Scheduling

Fall, even-numbered years – CJ 240 Homeland Security
Fall, odd-numbered years – CJ 340 Terrorism
Spring, all years – CJ 400 Human Trafficking, CJ 435 Basics of Intelligence Analysis
Summer, Session I – CJ 425 Cybersecurity & Criminal Justice
Summer, Session II – CJ 350 Open Source Intelligence & Social Media

Requirements and Tuition

Above is a list of the five (5) courses to fulfill the necessary requirements for completion of the Certificate in Intelligence Studies. None of the courses listed above have prerequisites for registration. All of these courses will be offered online.  For traditional students, these courses are covered within the usual financial framework for their semester tuition.  There is not a separate tuition framework for these courses.  For external students, the scheduled credit hour rate will apply.

For more information on admissions, please contact Carolyn Kuzell
Transfer, Adult, and Graduate Admissions Counselor
(828) 689-1206
ckuzell@mhu.edu

The Application Process Check-List

Below is a check list to make sure you’ve covered all your critical needs when applying for the Certificate in Intelligence Studies.

  • Have I submitted an application to MHU, Certificate of Intelligence?
  • Have I requested my official high school transcript be sent to Mars Hill. ( if you’re a former or continuing MHU student, no need to submit a high school transcript)?
  • Have I been in contact with my admissions counselor, Carolyn Kuzell? Email: ckuzell@mhu.edu , Phone: 828-689-1206
  • Have I been in contact with a financial aid counselor regarding cost/fees associated with the program? Cassandra Buckner, Email: cbuckner@mhu.edu, Phone : 828-689-1289. Tammy Woody, Email: twoody@mhu.edu, Phone: 828-689-1288.

Kara Mugrage will reach out to students with admissions decisions. Once students are admitted and commit to the University both academically and financially, the course registration process can begin.

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For more information on admissions, please contact
Carolyn Kuzzell
Transfer, Adult, and Graduate Admissions Counselor
(828) 689-1589
ckuzell@mhu.edu

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