Counterintelligence

Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Counterintelligence is designed to increase your fundamental understanding of counterintelligence activity and the ongoing national security challenges faced by the U.S. and its allies. You’ll study the current methods and future trends of counterintelligence as integrated into the intelligence process. The U.S. military, government, and law enforcement agencies, as well as international business organizations, all require skilled professionals trained in national security threats and counterintelligence activities to help achieve security objectives. This online graduate certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of counterintelligence without committing to a degree program. 

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online graduate certificate is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Future trends and other aspects of counterintelligence
  • International security threats
  • Deception, propaganda, and disinformation techniques
  • Interagency operations and intelligence profiling
  • Signals, open-source, human, and cyber intelligence
  • Research methods in security and intelligence

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Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of general counterintelligence work.
  • Assess U.S. counterintelligence successes in the form of debated case studies.
  • Analyze threats in the counterintelligence environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of selected research methods and tools.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

  • All graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete our admission application. View steps to apply.  

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an admission representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Graduate Tuition Rates  

Per credit hour: $350 | $325 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, we offer a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

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Transfer Credits 

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

The university has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.