The Certificate of Intelligence Studies in Counterintelligence prepares students to critically evaluate the efforts of U.S. counterintelligence (CI) agencies to mitigate the foreign intelligence threat to the United States. The courses examine the U.S. CI effort from a strategic perspective, including the role of CI in relation to the larger Intelligence Community, law enforcement, and U.S. national security strategy. The courses also address the organization and mission of the U.S. CI organizations, as well as the legal, civil, and policy considerations that shape and constrain the CI effort in a democratic society. Students will gain an understanding of various aspects of the foreign intelligence threat, including espionage, influence operations, economic espionage, and cyber intrusions. The certificate courses also explore criticism of the U.S. CI effort, alternative approaches to CI, and the future of China’s globalized information environment.


  • Counterintelligence
  • Counterintelligence Analysis
  • Counterintelligence Operations and Investigations
  • Chinese Intelligence and Information Operations

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