Doctor of Strategic Intelligence
American Public University System

Program Details

The Doctor of Strategic Intelligence (DSI) addresses intellectual, cultural, and organizational challenges in the emerging field of intelligence studies. You’ll study the activities and relationships between actors in the global community, along with domestic intelligence topics and issues of strategic concern to the U.S. The curriculum integrates practice, research, and multidisciplinary study (international security, psychology, strategic leadership) to enhance your understanding of the complex problems you face in your professional practice today.

As a student in this doctoral program, you will conduct ethically-sound, original, applied research that extends the body of knowledge in the field, and prepares you for leadership and service in the intelligence community. This program embraces a scholar-practitioner model of education, and courses are taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many of whom  hold key positions in government agencies or public safety organizations.


This program requires a yearly residency requirement of 3-10 days.

  • Your master’s degree in a closely related discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required
  • Official transcripts
  • You must have 3-5 years work experience in the global security field or closely related field
  • CV or Resume
  • Three References
  • Admission Essay
  • Photo ID

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission