The Information Sciences Graduate Certificate with a concentration in Intelligence Technologies offers courses in four key elements of intelligence analysis. Designed for professionals who work for, or in support of, intelligence community agencies, it provides additional academic preparation for post-bachelor's students who may not wish to complete a full master's program, as well as for master's graduates who wish to take the area-specific courses a concentration provides.


Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have earned a GPA of 3.00 or higher in the last 60 credits.

Students not enrolled in a graduate degree program at Mason should apply for the certificate program through the Office of Graduate Admission. Students already enrolled in a Mason graduate degree program should apply to the department for admission into the certificate program. Admission to the certificate program does not guarantee admission to any MS program.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: EC-CERG-ISCI

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 12

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Concentration in Intelligence Technologies (NTLT)

Administered by the Department of Information Sciences and Technology.

Select twelve credits from any of the following:12
Database Management Systems
Metadata Analytics for Big Data
Big Data Essentials
Knowledge Mining from Big-Data
Intelligence Analysis Methods
National Security Challenges
Total Credits12