Geospatial Intelligence

Online Graduate NanoCert® in Geospatial Intelligence

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About This Program

Three courses highlight advanced geospatial intelligence, intelligence analysis, and indications and warnings.

The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following degree and certificates: Counterintelligence Graduate Certificate; Intelligence Analysis Graduate Certificate; Terrorism Studies Graduate Certificate; Intelligence Studies Graduate Certificate; MA Intelligence Studies - Capstone Option.

What You Will Do

  • Assess the analytic tools, concerns, critical thinking, and problems related to performing intelligence analysis at the national and international level
  • Probe complex intelligence problems, apply analytic tools, and suggest potential problems and solutions
  • Determine how multiple collection platforms and “big data” are leveraged to produce geospatial intelligence
  • Assimilate new geospatial technologies from open source applications

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
Cost Per Credit
$455 | $290*
Courses Start Monthly
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Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4824

This course focuses on intelligence analysis including the analysis of international threats to security. The course will provide students with a foundation of human cognition in an effort to help understand why we think the way we do, how we come to formulate biases, and the many analytical, perceptional, and cognitive errors we frequently make in conducting analyses. Students will be provided with a foundation from which to understand and conduct critical analysis. This course affords an opportunity to look at a variety of case studies related to both US and foreign threat analysis and action, including the evolution of responses to threats, perspectives on threat action, principles of threat analysis and response, and assessments of successes and failures of such actions. Students will develop a comprehensive knowledge of intelligence analysis, how intelligence agencies assess and counter international threats in order to guard global security interests, and how various threats affect national security policy and decision-making. (Prerequisite: SSGS500)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/26/24 - 08/02/24 08/05/24 - 09/29/24 Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/24 - 08/30/24 09/02/24 - 10/27/24 Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/24 - 10/04/24 10/07/24 - 12/01/24 Fall 2024 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/24 - 11/01/24 11/04/24 - 12/29/24 Fall 2024 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/24 - 11/29/24 12/02/24 - 01/26/25 Fall 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 4530

This course will focus on advanced geospatial analytic techniques and how these techniques aid in decision making in various operational environments. This course will include study of geospatial collections and teach the application of theory and practical utilization of analytical tools, techniques and procedures. Students will be exposed to and are expected to develop an understanding of emerging technology, trends and intelligence applications within the discipline of geospatial intelligence. The course will focus on geospatial concepts, techniques, and maximize focus in geospatial in support of emergencies, national and human disasters, and national security environments. (Prerequisite: SSGS500)
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/25/24 - 08/30/24 09/02/24 - 10/27/24 Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session
06/24/24 - 11/29/24 12/02/24 - 01/26/25 Fall 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Course ID: 3101

The purpose of this course is to teach the student how the current I&W system is organized, how it is supposed to work in theory, and how it has actually worked in practice. In addition, students will examine the traditional and alternative approaches to the I&W process. Students will learn about the various types of intelligence indicators and how they fit into the process of intelligence prediction, which is an implied function of I&W. Students will also examine various historical case studies to learn about the four basic "sources of error" in I&W.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/24 - 10/04/24 10/07/24 - 12/01/24 Fall 2024 Session B 8 Week session

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Next Courses Start Aug 5
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Admission Requirements

  • All APU master's degree/graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA®).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application for this program. View steps to apply.

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Materials Cost

Technology fee: $85 per course 

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*Cost Per Credit Hour

The Preferred Military Rate is $250 per credit hour for all undergraduate and $290 per credit hour for master's-level courses. This rate is available to all U.S. active-duty servicemembers, National Guard members, Reservists, and military families, including parents, spouses, legal partners, siblings, and dependents.
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