Geospatial Intelligence Analysis, Graduate Certificate

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    Prepare for a Career as a Geospatial Intelligence Analyst/Manager for Federal Intelligence Agencies

    Through this comprehensive certificate program in geospatial intelligence, you’ll become well qualified for a career as a geospatial analyst or manager for agencies such as the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), along with private sector contractors.

    With this certificate, you can gain credentials to become an analyst who assists policy makers in critical decisions, informs those in federal intelligence agencies, contributes to critical military operations, and aids first responders in emergencies.

    Gain GeoIntelligence Credentials that Meet United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Standards

    The processes you will learn and apply throughout this program will meet intelligence tradecraft standards and will meet the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation requirements for accredited programs. The 21-credit Geospatial Intelligence Graduate Certificate program is in the process of being accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

    You’ll get the geospatial background employers want as you study spatial data acquisition, processing, analysis, and reporting while following geospatial intelligence tradecraft protocols.

    Analyze Geospatial and Imagery Data to Produce Actionable Intelligence

    This certificate prepares you to utilize and analyze imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth’s surface for intelligence purposes.

    You’ll learn the context, geographic information science, and geo intelligence tradecraft techniques to be well qualified to work in professional positions as a geospatial intelligence analyst for federal intelligence agencies or private intelligence contractors.

    Geospatial Intelligence Graduate Courses

    You’ll complete the Geospatial Intelligence Graduate Certificate with these seven courses for 21 credits:

    • GEOG 515 Introduction to Remote Sensing
    • GEOG 516 Introduction to GIS
    • GEOG 588 Geospatial Intelligence Capstone
    • GEOG 624 Technical Issues in GIS
    • GEOG 655 Advanced Remote Sensing
    • PLSC 565 Intelligence Process and Policy
    • GEOG 618 GIS Applications Development or GEOG 675 Spatial Analysis Techniques

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