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Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Studies

The UTSA Intelligence Studies certificate program complements knowledge and expertise with additional intelligence-related courses to support future employability in the Intelligence Community.

Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence

The UTSA Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence can help you pursue a rewarding career in the intelligence community or national security field, providing the skills needed to tackle national security challenges head-on

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Intelligence Studies (CERT)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 562 TOEFL Paper / 84 TOEFL Internet / 7 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply for Spring/Summer 2023 Apply for Fall 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024

Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation if applicable must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Intelligence Studies (CERT)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority April 1 October 1 March 1
International June 1 November 1 April 1
Domestic July 15 December 1 April 15

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


  • 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber)
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • National Laboratories
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • The Role of U.S. Intelligence in National Security
  • Intelligence Reasoning and Analysis
  • Analytic Methods using Cyber Tools and Techniques
  • Analytical Writing, Reporting and Briefing for the Intelligence Community

Certificate Advisor of Record

Max Kilger, PhD

210-458-4578

max.kilger@utsa.edu