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What will I learn?

The program prepares students for analytical-oriented careers by cultivating critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, cultural awareness sensitivity and technical knowledge. Because of its multidisciplinary approach, this graduate-level certificate program is ideal preparation for doctoral study in international relations, political science, psychology, public administration, public policy, history, criminal justice or related fields, or for work as an intelligence analyst.

Which department am I in?

College of Applied Arts

Study options

Full Time (15 hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,420.00 per year
Summer tuition fee: USD $5,270
Start date

1 June 2021

Venue

Texas State University

601 University Drive,

SAN MARCOS,

Texas,

78666, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university; minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses).

For international students

Baccalaureate degree in criminal justice, computer science, history, geography or a field related to security and/or intelligence studies from a regionally accredited university

Minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work

Minimum 3.0 GPA in all completed graduate course work if you already hold a master's degree in criminal justice, computer science, history, geography or a field related to security and/or intelligence studies

Regular Admission Scores

Official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall

Official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and minimum individual module scores of 6.0

Application deadline: Fall Term - June 1; Spring Term - October 1; Summer I - March 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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