Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

School of Criminal Justice

Graduate Study
Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis - Master of Science

The Master of Science degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis is a Plan B (without thesis), online program designed for working law enforcement professionals to enhance their education and training in the critical field of intelligence. Criminal justice students wishing to enter a law enforcement career with a specialized graduate degree may also apply.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Social Science, students must meet the requirements specified below.


To be considered for admission to the Master of Science degree program in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis, an applicant must:

  1. submit a personal statement regarding their academic and professional goals.
  2. submit scores from a GRE general exam taken within the last five years. The GRE exam is waived for candidates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher from an accredited and recognized college or university, and for applicants with a completed graduate degree.

The School of Criminal Justice recognizes that many applicants have been out of the academic environment for some time, and other factors may be considered in the admission process. A limited number of applicants who do not satisfy the School’s regular admission requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis. The decision to grant provisional admission is based on the student’s potential contributions to the field of criminal justice. A student may be enrolled on a provisional basis for only two semesters and must be admitted on a regular basis to be considered a degree candidate. To qualify for regular status, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credits of graduate course work in criminal justice with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis

The student must complete at least 30 credits under Plan B (without thesis).  
1. All of the following courses (9 credits):  
  CJ 802 Proseminar in Law Enforcement Intelligence Operations 3
  CJ 811 Design and Analysis in Criminal Justice Research 3
  CJ 887 Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research 3
2. Five of the following courses (15 credits):  
  CJ 801 Crime Causation Prevention and Control 3
  CJ 803 Foundations in Homeland Security
  CJ 810 Proseminar in Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 822 Comparative Criminal Justice 3
  CJ 823 Globalization of Crime 3
  CJ 837 Counterterrorism and Intelligence 3
  CJ 838 Issues in Terrorism 3
  CJ 839 Analytic Thinking and Intelligence 3
  CJ 856 Advanced Topics in Policing 3
  GEO 802 Geospatial Technology 3
3. The following course (3 credits):  
  CJ 896 Policy Analysis under Conditions of Change 3
4. Complete an additional 3 credits of electives as approved by the student's guidance committee.
5. Complete a final examination or evaluation.