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. Learn More »
Fall 2015 Deadline Extended!
We are extending our 2015 application deadlines for the Master of Science in Applied Intelligence & the Master of Science in Data Science. Apply Now »
Offering Graduate Certificates Online!
Receive a Graduate Certificate in Applied Intelligence or in Business Analytics and Intelligence without stepping foot in a classroom! List of Certificate »
The 2015 Global Intelligence Forum is Fast Approaching!
The Global Intelligence Forum is held biennially in Dungarvan, Ireland, and hosted by the Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University from July 12th - 16th, 2015. This Year's Agenda »
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.
The Ridge School has an analysis arm, the Center for Intelligence Research Analysis and Training (CIRAT), which 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 multiple degrees of intensity for government agencies such as the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the FBI. The Ridge School faculty has crafted unique, hands-on, application-oriented programs that give intelligence analysts more skills to add to their toolbox.