The Ridge School focuses its intelligence programs on the knowledge, theory, skills, and technology that intelligence professionals must understand to be successful in the 21st century.  The Institute offers an undergraduate degree and a masters degree in Erie, PA, in addition to several graduate certificates and a graduate degree online.


Research & Analysis

The Ridge School has an analysis arm, the Center for Intelligence Research Analysis and Training (CIRAT). This center has provided research and analysis products to clients since 1995. Over the years, it has done research and analysis for clients such as Department of Defense, the EU Parliament, and Procter & Gamble.



The Ridge School has developed courses of varying lengths and to varying degrees of intensity for the Department of State, the Department of Defense, the FBI, and other government agencies. The Ridge School faculty has crafted unique, application-oriented programs that give intelligence analysts more tools to add to their toolbox.