6 April 1997
Since then, the College has added off-campus programs at the National Security Agency, the National Air Intelligence Agency, and the Department of State. On campus, it has also added two part-time programs, one exclusively for military reservists. Students from throughout the Intelligence Community attend the College: active duty and reserve military personnel from each of the services (including the Coast Guard), DoD, and other federal civilian employees.
Renamed the Joint Military Intelligence College in 1993, it is today poised to lead the Intelligence Community into the 21st Century by offering a demanding and dynamic graduate and undergraduate academic curriculum. In addition, the College sponsors research and publication opportunities for students and faculty, attracts noteworthy individuals as distinguished speakers, and provides field trips to key intelligence activities. Its students also participate in field exercises and simulations, in partnership with their peers at the military staff and war colleges. Through the innovation of its faculty and staff, and the support of senior Intelligence Community leaders, the College continues to improve.
The Office of Applied Research invites students seeking the MSSI to compete for research support. Funds are used for travel to research sites, attending conferences, and other expenses related to thesis research. Financial support enables students to pursue projects that require research outside the Washington, DC area, including overseas. The College particularly invites research proposals that promise to distill intelligence experience applicable to military needs and to curriculum development in ways that ultimately improve support to national and theater consumers. The College strongly encourages and funds faculty research on intelligence issues and also supports research by faculty from other DoD Schools. Faculty and student research is published in academic journals and the College Occasional Paper series. Research results and selected MSSI theses are also disseminated electronically to the Intelligence Community.
The Writing Center provides students with important guidance and instruction on improving research, writing, and briefing skills, with particular emphasis on intelligence applications. The Writing Center staff develops and teaches courses that prepare undergraduate students to write better research papers, and graduate students to produces theses for the MSSI.
Bachelor of Science in Intelligence (Pilot-Program): A full-time residential program in strategic intelligence designed to lead to Department of Education approval and Congressional authorization for a Bachelor of Science in Intelligence degree-completion program.
Postgraduate Intelligence Program (PGIP): A 40-week, full-time, professional post-baccalaureate program in strategic intelligence, consisting of eight core courses and six electives.
Postgraduate Intelligence Program for Reserves (PGIP-R): A two-year, structured, cohort program for reservists; equivalent to the PGIP, consisting of 24 weekends and two 12-day active duty tours.
Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI): An advanced professional degree in strategic intelligence earned by completing the PGIP and an approved Master's thesis.
Weekend MSSI Program: A two-year program for completing the PGIP and MSSI. Two courses are taken per quarter, on Saturdays, for seven quarters, followed by completion of the Master's thesis.
Evening MSSI Program: A two-year program for completing the PGIP and MSSI. Two courses are taken per quarter, in the evenings, for seven quarters, followed by completion of the Master's thesis.
MSSI Program at the National Security Agency (NSA): A two-year, structured, cohort program for 15 selected NSA professionals; consisting of the PGIP core, tailored electives, and a Master's thesis. Offered at NSA, Ft. Meade, Maryland.
MSSI Program at the National Air Intelligence Center (NAIC): A two-year program for NAIC professionals; consisting of the PGIP core courses, tailored electives, and a Master's thesis. Offered at the NAIC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
PGIP/MSSI Program at the Department of State: A program for State Department personnel consisting of core and elective courses, offering the possibility of completing the PGIP and MSSI.
For more information, consult the Joint Military Intelligence College Catalog (which is available to the Intelligence Community under the JMIC Homepage on Intelink), or contact the Office of Admissions, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, DC 20340-5100, telephone (202) 231-3299 or FAX (202) 231-8652.