The need for security professionals, both domestically and internationally, has never been higher. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, between 15,000 and 17,000 security and protection jobs are available every year. But such work requires specific knowledge about threats facing our country, and how to combat them. Having the right credential is essential. Now, you can earn that credential with Point Park’s online Master of Arts in Intelligence and Global Security degree. Because our online intelligence degree is offered in a fully digital format, you can study when and where it’s convenient for you, while still maintaining work and family obligations. Earning an intelligence master’s degree online means taking advantage of a meaningful opportunity to advance your career.
The online intelligence degree program offers a diverse curriculum on topics like threat analysis, cyber crime and international terrorism, with an emphasis on career preparedness. Courses are developed by professionals for professionals, with instructors bringing field experience to the classroom. With Point Park’s online intelligence degree, our supportive digital community means students gain relevant, practical skills that can be applied from the first day on the job.Request Info
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Students applying for entry into Point Park University’s Master in Intelligence and Global Security online program must meet the following requirements:
Intelligence analysts are government employees charged with examining and delivering information regarding security threats. They are responsible for making sense of large amounts of data, identifying significant issues, conducting research, and establishing and maintaining records, among other duties. These professionals must be comfortable working with classified information and must possess excellent knowledge of databases, imagery analysis and signal intelligence.
Information security analysts work to protect the computer networks of organizations and companies. They protect systems from cyberattacks by analyzing networks for security violations, conducting penetration tests, researching and implementing IT security trends, developing best practices and more. Information security analysts must be excellent problems solvers and must possess a certain degree of ingenuity.
Surveillance officers, also known as “gaming surveillance officers,” are responsible for managing security within casinos. They are responsible for monitoring the game floor for fraud or theft, handling investigations, responding quickly to emergencies and suspicious activities, handling monies and other valuables, and adhering to necessary laws and compliance. Surveillance officers often must have good credit histories due to the financial nature of their work.
Geospatial intelligence analysts are responsible for collecting and analyzing geospatial data for the armed forces. They must be knowledgeable in image collection; information interpretation; relevant software use; preparation of charts, maps and reports; and other relevant tasks. The work of geospatial intelligence analysts helps the armed forces gain relevant information needed for various courses of combative and non-combative action.
Cybersecurity officers work to ensure the protection of computer networks. As employees of the government, financial institutions or other organizations requiring high security, cybersecurity officers may do risk analysis, analyze and review systems and security architectures, conduct network penetration testing, conduct vulnerability assessments and other related duties.
Protective agents are employees of the CIA and are responsible for conducting sensitive operations for the agency. These individuals may work as security personnel, serve in special detail operations, specialize in explosive ordinance disposal, become dog handlers or serve in a number of other roles. Protective agents must have military, police or security experience and must be willing to work in a covert job field.
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