Tom Ridge School
of Intelligence Studies and Information Science
Mercyhurst University
Why Choose Intel at Mercyhurst?
Why Choose Intel at Mercyhurst?
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!
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 »
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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 »
Innovative Techniques to Take Your CI Practice to the Next Level: A Full Day Symposium
Innovative Techniques to Take Your CI Practice to the Next Level: A Full Day Symposium
Join regionally based CI Professionals at Mercyhurst's Inaugural Symposium - the first of its kind in this region. Our featured keynote speakers, Michelle Settecase of Ernst & Young, Patrick Daly from Parker-Hannifin and Michael Finnegan of Target will present at the symposium. Learn More »


The Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science at Mercyhurst began its own publication arm in 2005 as the Institute began to develop its own intelligence publications.

The Mercyhurst Institute for Intelligence Studies Press since then has developed several publications now available for purchase and is in the process of developing several more. Faculty and students from the Institute have collaborated to develop these specialized publications which will be useful to intelligence students, educators, and professionals.


Wikis and Intelligence Analysis | May 17, 2012

Written By: Kevin Flanagan, JoEllen Marsh, Kathleen Moore, Emily Walker, Kristan Wheaton, and Stephanie Williams, Domenic Vallone and JoEllen Marsh, Editors





The Analyst's Cookbook | Jan 30, 2006

Written By: Kristan Wheaton, a 164-page compilation of 16 analytic methods applicable to a variety of intelligence analysis taskings.




Structured Analysis of Competing Hypotheses | Jun 09, 2006 (Currently out of print)

Description: Analytic Methodologies Project 2006, an 80-page booklet explaining an analytic method developed at the MCIIS from the original Analysis of Competing Hypotheses originally developed by Richards Heuer.



The Analyst's Style Manual | Jan 01, 2008

The Analyst's Style Manual

Description: MCIIS, a 60-page manual to guide intelligence analysts in dealing with basic grammar, spelling and abbreviation rules, as well as basic writing principles.


 Walking Through the Halls of Intelligence: A Second Look at Recent Graduate Research | Feb 01, 2009

Walking Through the Halls of Intelligence

Description: Mercyhurst College Intelligence Communications Class 2007-2008, a look at a dozen research theses authored by Mercyhurst College   Intelligence Studies master’s degree candidates since 2006.



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