Intelligence and Analysis Tradecraft

Graduate Certificate in Intelligence and Analysis Tradecraft


Salve Regina University's graduate certificate in intelligence analysis and tradecraft prepares professionals in all organizations and sectors to actively address issues in this critical field with relevant and applicable knowledge and skills.

Lead in a Rapidly Changing Environment

Salve Regina's four-course graduate certificate focuses on the conceptual and practical aspects necessary to perform intelligence work at the local level, at the state or federal level, internationally or in the private sector. Our program uses case studies and intelligence community standards to develop students' abilities to collect, critically analyze and document information to maximize its value to intelligence consumers and decision makers.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Government officials and town managers
  • Law enforcement leadership
  • Fusion center specialists
  • Intelligence analysts
  • Business operations managers
  • Senior executives in for-profit enterprises and nonprofit organizations
  • Defense contractors
  • Insurance risk managers
  • Manufacturing general managers
  • Product engineers

Intelligence and Analysis Tradecraft


Course Requirements

Our Faculty


Staff and Contact


Program Director:
Michael Teeter

Call us at:
(800) 637-0002

Program format


Four courses (12 credits)

Application deadline


Rolling admission
Fall, spring and summer starts available

Average time to complete


8-12 months



$2,190 per course
 Financial aid and veterans' benefits available

Intelligence and Analysis Tradecraft Curriculum

Salve Regina's graduate certificate in intelligence and analysis tradecraft is designed for professionals who hold a bachelor's or master's degree and are seeking professional development in topics crucial to today's technological environment. Students in good academic standing who would like to continue their studies may apply to the M.S. in criminal justice and cybersecurity program and carry the credits forward.

Required Courses

This course provides an understanding of the current and future environment surrounding cyber intelligence. The course examines foundational terms such as cybersecurity and cyber warfare, and explores current and emergent cyber threats, effects of AI/ML, cyber threat actors and mechanisms for increased cyber resiliency in the public and private sectors. Students are asked to think critically as they address current cyber intelligence collection management, analytical techniques, tradecraft, security and counterintelligence methods.

This course provides students with comprehensive instruction on writing and communicating intelligence for U.S. government policy makers and other intelligence consumers. Students are instructed in the application of Intelligence Community Directive 203, which prescribes the use of estimative language, nine analytical tradecraft standards for all intelligence production and customized intelligence report writing. Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to write intelligence reports to U.S. intelligence community standards.

The daily threat of cybersecurity incidents has led private and public sector entities to treat intelligence gathering as a pivotal and crucial daily operation. This course teaches students the skills and techniques required to conduct open-source investigations using a wide range of publicly available resources, including online databases, social media, news articles, internet archives, government website and more. Resources gathered in an open-source investigation are an essential part of defending an organization’s online infrastructure. Students are trained to ethically verify, authenticate and assess the credibility of the information gathered and learn to articulate their findings in a well-organized and structured report.

This scenario-based course provides students with comprehensive instruction on the use of structured analytic techniques (SATs) in mitigating inherent cognitive and other biases, and in analyzing incomplete information sets to determine best supported analytic solutions and outcomes. Upon successful completion of this course, students are able to apply SATs to complex and/or incomplete sets of data to determine the best analytically supported and bias-free solutions, most likely outcomes, and best supported recommendations to policy makers.

Our Faculty

Our intelligence and analysis tradecraft courses are taught by seasoned professionals who are experts in their field. Instructors work closely with students to meet their individual needs while serving as career-focused mentors, helping students to build their professional network.



Courses are billed individually at the start of each class. Please note that there is a $60 registration fee per semester.



If your employer is paying all or part of your tuition, we will arrange payment directly from your employer where possible. Learn more.



Our certificate programs are eligible for federal student loans. To qualify, you must complete two courses per semester. Learn more.

Military and


Salve Regina is approved for veterans’ benefits and has been named a Military Friendly School. Learn more.