ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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The Department of Intelligence Studies offers a B.A. in Intelligence Studies, a M.S. in Applied Intelligence (both on campus in Erie, PA and online), along with several graduate certificates. Internships, research opportunities, and in-school employment are provided through the Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst. These programs focus on critical thinking skills, analytical methods, effective communication skills, and a broad understanding of the function of intelligence analysis.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst University to produce graduates, through a variety of delivery modalities, who are skilled in utilizing a variety of sources of data and analytic techniques to lead the collaborative development of high-quality written and oral analytic intelligence products that, in service toward a just world, inform decision-makers, thereby fostering an appreciation for the dignity of work and commitment to serving others.

Please take some time to explore our academic programs:

Undergraduate Degree

Graduate Degree

Graduate Certificates

Non-Degree Online Courses