Program Overview

The certificate program in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis at Michigan State University is offered to those who are current MSU graduate students, practitioners looking to earn credits for a degree at MSU or another institution, and others who may be looking to develop skills for professional and career enhancement.

This program will consist of 45 total credit hours; each course within this program will be worth three credits. While this program may explore 10-15 different explicit topics, students are permitted to choose three classes out of a four-course list as a focus. These courses include Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations (CJ 433), Public/Private Partnerships for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security (CJ 809), Counterterrorism and Intelligence (CJ 837), and Terrorism (CJ 838).

CJ 433 will discuss the current intelligence process, CJ 809 explores ways to implement and recover from counterterrorism methods, CJ 837 explains the different ways to respond to a terrorist attack, and CJ 838 explores all elements related to terrorism.

In order to participate in this program, students will need computer experience, and feel comfortable with their Internet capabilities. This course also requires a browser that meets ANGEL requirements, a minimum screen resolution of 800x600, direct connection to the Internet, and a computer manufactured within the last four years. A computer should be responsive and perform well to meet the needs of this course.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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