Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis
Michigan State University

Program Details

Through Michigan State University's (MSU) online Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis, criminal justice professionals can gain analytical skills to drive law enforcement operations at all levels of government.

Take your law enforcement career further with a mastery of the latest intelligence tools, ethical field research tactics and practical law enforcement methods.


  • 100% online
  • 30 credit hours
  • 2 years full-time


  • Curriculum Informed by the DOJ: The curriculum was built with the help of the DOJ to ensure that graduates gain the operational skills necessary to make an impact in the field.
  • Industry-Leading Faculty: Taught by experts like Dr. David Carter, who helped to write the book(s) on law enforcement intelligence.
  • 80-Year Legacy of Criminal Justice Education: MSU has educated criminal justice professionals since 1935, and this program draws on that long history of success.


With the comprehensive skills gained in the program, graduates can go on to pursue positions that include:

  • Intelligence Analyst $79,970 median annual salary
  • Federal Agent (FBI, DEA, DHS) $81,306 average annual salary
  • Anti-Money Laundering Investigator $61,737 median annual salary


Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of:
    • The intelligence community and its relationship to the law enforcement intelligence community
    • Legal authority and limitations on intelligence gathering and analysis
    • Ethical issues surrounding intelligence
    • Information sharing and the intelligence cycle
    • Critical thinking
  • Conduct research in the field ethically a

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Michigan State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.2 are required to submit GRE scores.

Restricted States

Arkansas, Maryland