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Program Curriculum

The School of Public Policy offers graduate and undergraduate courses on intelligence missions and the intelligence/policy relationship.  CAE@M has also developed a survey of courses, from U.S. foreign policy to cybersecurity, of interest to students pursuing national security careers.  The program also draws on unique University of Maryland resources including Flagship Language programs in Arabic and Persian, the National Foreign Language Center, and the Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2).

General Undergraduate requirements Include:

  • Completion of an application
  • A minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • In good standing with the University
  • Strong interest in a career in the national security professions of federal, state, or local government, broadly defined
  • Must be a U.S. citizen at the time of applying for positions in most of the agencies involved in the program.  (Interested students who are not yet U.S. citizens should consult with the program director.)

CAE@M students will be invited to participate in a capstone, pre-professional experience.  For some students, this may take the form of study abroad, some in conjunction with the Flagship Language programs, or internships at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, the Laboratory for Telecommunications Sciences, or the Center for the Advanced Study of Language.

Please note, the program has a graduate component.  Interested graduate students should consult the program director.