Program Overview

Michigan State University offers a Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Masters program to students who are interested in advanced training in intelligence analysis. The curriculum in this program is intended to meet the needs of local, state, tribal, and federal policing agencies, and private sector security officials. This completely online program will require weekly online readings, and participation in discussion rooms. Case problems and research papers may also be required.

MSU expects this course to be utilized by those in the field of intelligence analysis, law enforcement, security professionals, and those who are studying to be prospective analysts. In order to apply for this program, students must have GRE scores from an exam taken within the past five years. The GRE is not required for students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher, or for those who have completed a graduate degree. Students must also submit a personal statement of professional and academic goals, three letters of recommendation, and international students must submit TOEFL exam scores. Applications are accepted for Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters.

Some courses involved in this program include Homeland Security, Issues in Criminal Justice, Comparative Criminal Justice, Terrorism, Corporate Environmental Crime and Risk, and Security Administration. Courses will cover theory, scientific methods in criminal justice research, criminal justice literature, judicial trends, and analytic processes. Regular classes are worth three credits each, while Independent Study is worth 1-3 credits, and Practicum is worth 1-6 credits. In Independent Study, students will focus on research and writing under the supervision of a faculty member. The Practicum involves observation, study, and work in chosen criminal justice areas.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    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

    Requirements

    Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution as well as GRE scores

    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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