The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences created the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies (CISS). CISS trains students for careers in intelligence analysis and provides educational and scholarly resources to the national Intelligence Community (IC).
CISS presently offers an Undergraduate Minor which consists of 6 mandatory courses, including an internship with an intelligence or security agency.
The Center for Intelligence and Security Studies is located at 620 All American Drive, aka The Old Athletics Building next to the Turner Center. Google Map.
Watch the CISS website for calendar announcements. The Fall 2009 application deadline has passed.
The CISS is a competitive program. See the general statistics for our cohorts.
The Intelligence Community ("IC") is formally comprised of 16 agencies—8 military, 8 civilian—though there are many more tactical military intelligence and security organizations. For more information, read about the Intelligence Community.