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January 2011, Number 1

The Intelligence Academic Directory 

This directory is intended as a guide to intelligence and intelligence-related academic programs in the (somewhat broadly defined) national capital area.  It is meant to serve as a resource for individuals, corporations, and research institutions interested in locating such programs and for working with them.  It is further intended to advance contact and communication among the region’s intelligence and intelligence-related academic programs.  Additions, updates or corrections should be forwarded to William Nolte at the University of Maryland (contact information below).

Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

Program or Programs:

The GU/SFS Security Studies Program offers an MA degree with a concentration in intelligence studies. This is a 18 month program with additional distribution requirements in technology, regional studies and economics. Students must complete a comprehensive exam and a Masters thesis in order to graduate.

Key Personnel:

Program Director:  Bruce Hoffman

Director of Graduate Studies:  Paul Pillar

Director of Intelligence Studies:  Jennifer Sims

Other faculty in intelligence: Burton Gerber, James Bruce, Richard Schroeder, Kevin O’Connell, and Roger George.

Point of Contact:

Bruce Hoffman,  or 202.687-7847


Johns Hopkins University, Division of Public Safety, School of Education

Program or Programs:

Johns Hopkins offers a 14 course (42 credits) Masters of Science in Intelligence Analysis, with courses in analytic method, leadership skills, ethics, and topic/target studies.  For more information, see

Point of Contact:

Bascom D. Talley, III, Faculty Coordinator, Intelligence Analysis Program, or 410.516-9891.



The Institute of World Politics     

1521 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC              

ProgramsMaster of Arts in Strategic Intelligence Studies -- Designed for students who seek careers in the intelligence field, as well as professionals whose agencies or clientele are charged with the acquisition and interpretation of intelligence.  The program features courses in fundamental intelligence disciplines, such as analysis and epistemology, intelligence collection, counterintelligence, and deception. 

Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security (specialization in Intelligence) -- This degree is designed for people currently serving, or planning to serve, in the intelligence or national security communities.  It provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of intelligence and how it is integrated with other arts of statecraft, including military strategy, the arts of diplomacy and public diplomacy, economic strategy, etc. 

Certificate in Intelligence -- Designed to provide a comprehensive study of intelligence policy, process, epistemology, analysis, and history rarely studied systematically in preparation for professional work in the intelligence field.

Certificate in Counterintelligence -- This certificate prepares current and aspiring security and counterintelligence officials to confront the threats, challenges, and problems facing the public at all levels in the post-911 world – from espionage to covert political influence operations.


Key Personnel:

Principal Professor:  Kenneth deGraffenreid: Former Senior Director of Intelligence Programs, NSC; former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Support; and former Deputy National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX)

Other Faculty:

David L. Thomas: Senior Official, Department of Defense (DOD); former analyst, DIA

Christopher C. Harmon: MG Matthew Horner Chair of Military Theory, Marine Corps University

Robert W. Stephan: Former officer, CIA, NSA, and DIA

Brian Kelley: Former officer CIA, USAF; NCIX,

Raymond J. Batvinis: Former Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

Walter Jajko: IWP DARPA Fellow; Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force (retired); former Director of Intelligence Oversight, DOD.

Juliana Geran Pilon: Director, IWP Center for Culture and Security

Point of Contact:

Kenneth deGraffenreid: 202-462-2101 x329 or


National Defense University, College of International Security Affairs

Program or Programs:

The College of International Security Affairs offers a graduate course on Strategic Intelligence and the War on Terrorism (6994), providing an intellectual and historical foundation for understanding the American intelligence community. 

Key Personnel:

Dr. Querine Hanlon, Dean Of Academic Affairs;  

Ronald Marks, adjunct professor of Intelligence and Security Affairs

Point of Contact

Dr. Querine Hanlon; 202-685-3877


University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland


  • The Program on Intelligence Research and Education (School of Public Policy), offers graduate and undergraduate courses in intelligence and the intelligence/policy relationship, and serving as an Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE); it also conducts executive education programs with a number of corporations and government agencies.
  • The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Science (UMIACS) includes a range of programs associated with computer and information security.
  • The DHS-sponsored National Consortium on the Sources of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
  • The Center for International Security Studies at Maryland (Public Policy).
  • The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) and National Flagship Language Programs in Arabic and Persian.
  • The recently opened the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) will coordinate University-level research and education across the full range of cyber issues, from technology through policy.
  • Various departments  and schools offer courses in such intelligence-related fields as cryptology (Mathematics) and information assurance (Business). 
  • Finally, the University hosts three US Government-sponsored laboratories (Telecommunications Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Language) and the Intelligence Community’s Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Key Personnel:

Richard Brecht, Executive director, Center for the Advanced Study of Language

Larry Davis, Co-Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center

The Hon. Jacques Gansler, Director, Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise (CPPPE)

Gary LaFree, Director, National Consortium on the Sources of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism

William Nolte, Director, Program on Intelligence Research and Education

Douglas Oard, College of Information Studies and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Patrick O’Shea, Co-Director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center

John Steinbruner, Director, Center for International Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM)

Point of Contact:

William Nolte, School of Public Policy    301.405-3331



University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Adelphi, Maryland

Programs: UMUC, one of 11 colleges and universities in the University System of Maryland hosts undergraduate and graduate programs in intelligence and related subjects.

  • UMUC’s School of Undergraduate Studies offers a certificate in Criminal Justice Intelligence in its department of Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety.  The certificate in Criminal Justice Intelligence requires courses in criminal investigations, the history of intelligence and the national intelligence community, the intelligence cycle, legal and ethical issues in intelligence, and intelligence analysis ( UMUC also offers certificates in Information Assurance and Terrorism and Institutions and degrees in Cyber Security and Homeland Security ( ).
  • UMUC’s Graduate School of Management and Technology offers a Masters of Science (Management) degree in Intelligence Management (INMS), focused on intelligence management for national and homeland security, law enforcement, and the private sector.  ( grad/msm/intelligence_mgmt.shtml )

Key Personnel:

William Sondervan, Executive Director, Professor and Executive Director of Criminal Justice Administration and Affiliate Programs, University of Maryland University College

Dr. Robert M. Clark, Professor of Intelligence Studies

Professor Ray Converse, Associate Professor

Dr. Ken McCreedy, Professor

Professor Rich O’Lear, Associate Professor

Professor Peter C. Oleson, Associate Professor

Professor Marilyn Peterson, Associate Professor

Dr. Terry Thompson, Professor

Point of Contact:

William Sondervan, Professor and Executive Director of Criminal Justice Administration and Affiliate Programs, 240-582-2868


Virginia Tech      (

Hume Center for National Security and Technology

Program Description: The Hume Center is part of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science. With an emphasis on the intelligence and defense sectors, the Hume Center is the umbrella organization for classified research at Virginia Tech.

Point(s) of Contact:

Jeffrey H. Reed, PhD, Interim Director, Hume Center

T. Charles Clancy, PhD. Associate Director, Hume Center

Other Programs:


  • Undergraduate and graduate courses in information security that are part of the existing engineering, mathematics, and computer science curriculum
  • Executive Masters of Information Security Assurance (EMISA) Program
    • Seventeen-month cohort-based executive program launching in August 2011
    • Hosted in Virginia Tech’s Research Center @ Arlington
  • With Howard University (see below), an IC Center of Academic Excellence


  • Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation: University-affiliated corporation with major business units in intelligence, defense, and cyber.
  • IT Security Lab: Conducts network security research, focused on threats to key Internet protocols, intrusion detection and pretension.
  • Cyber Security Research Group: Conducts academic research in the fields of network security and forensics.
  • Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications: Conducts security and robustness research into embedded devices.
  • Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory: Simulation research into malware propagation and cascading failures in critical infrastructure
  • Wireless @ Virginia Tech: Conducts research into wireless and spectrum security.


Virginia Tech-Howard University (

Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC-CAE)

Program Description: The Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has awarded Virginia Tech and Howard University $2.5M for the Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) to develop diverse personnel who possess the technological, analytic and critical language capabilities needed for the 21st Century world.

Principal Investigators: Dr. Jeffrey H. Reed, Dr. Tamal Bose, Mr. Ashwin Amanna

Point(s) of Contact:   Ashwin Amanna, Senior Research Associate, Co-Director ICCAE

ECE-Wireless@VT , (540) 231-8516,  

Melissa Wynn, Howard IC CAE Associate Director, 202-806-9031,  


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