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The Doctor of Strategic Intelligence (DSI) addresses intellectual, cultural, and organizational challenges in the emerging field of intelligence studies. You’ll study the activities and relationships between actors in the global community, along with domestic intelligence topics and issues of strategic concern to the U.S. The curriculum integrates practice, research, and multidisciplinary study (international security, psychology, strategic leadership) to enhance your understanding of the complex problems you face in your professional practice today.
As a student in this doctoral program, you will conduct ethically-sound, original, applied research that extends the body of knowledge in the field, and prepares you for leadership and service in the intelligence community. This program embraces a scholar-practitioner model of education, and courses are taught by highly credentialed and experienced instructors, many of whom hold key positions in government agencies or public safety organizations
Admission to our doctoral programs is selective. Students are selected based on evidence of outstanding intellectual ability, strong commitment to applied research and practice in the discipline, and demonstrated ability to successfully complete post-baccalaureate study.
Upon completion of the application and payment of the non-refundable $100.00 application fee, you will be assigned a Student ID. This will allow you to complete your admissions package.
We recommend you start the online application at least 4 weeks prior to the application due date. An admissions representative will contact you after you submit the application with instructions on how to submit the required documentation.
Doctor of Strategic Intelligence Total Costs: $50,054 plus dissertation credit(s)
This program is offered in cohorts of 30 students or less, and is taught predominantly online. You may continue working in your field during your studies, but the curriculum workload is considered full time, and you will need to be excused from your professional work responsibilities while attending the required annual residences.
Plan to spend at least 15-20 hours per week on your studies. Completion of the program requires 8 terms plus your dissertation. Each 16-week term includes:
You will take all courses together with your cohort until year two when you choose your electives. Research will be conducted individually, but there will be opportunities for peer feedback and group discussion of research methods.