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 Institute for Intelligence Studies 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 Institute for Intelligence 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