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Strategic Intelligence, Bachelor's to M.S. Accelerated Program

Saint Louis University's accelerated bachelor's to master's program in strategic intelligence is designed for working professionals pursuing a bachelor's degree through the School for Professional Studies who are also interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence.

This accelerated program allows undergraduate students to complete up to 12 graduate-level credits and have these credits count as undergraduate elective credits. After students are successfully accepted into an SPS graduate program, these credits matriculate towards the graduate program requirements.

As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 12-credit, fully online program offers technology-driven professionals like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. With six accelerated, eight-week terms each year offered by SLU online, you can begin working toward your degree at any time, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals. 

For additional information, see the catalog entries for the following SLU programs:

Undergraduate Programs

Strategic Intelligence, M.S.

To participate in the bachelor’s to master’s accelerated program, students must be in good standing at Saint Louis University and possess at least a 3.00 overall GPA and a 3.50 GPA in their current major. 

In addition:

  • Students must meet all course prerequisites prior to enrolling in any graduate-level coursework.
  • Students must petition, and be permitted by, the undergraduate program administrator and the respective School for Professional Studies program director to pursue the graduate-level coursework sought.

Students may choose from the following graduate courses:

INTL 5000The Intelligence Cycle3
INTL 5050Terrorism & US Foreign Policy3
ORLD 5050Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making3
ORLD 5010Contemporary Organizational Leadership3
or ORLD 5000 Organizational Dynamics
Total Credits12

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a minimum 3.00 overall grade point average (GPA) and a 3.50 GPA in their major.  

Graduate Admission

Students will not need to apply for admission to the graduate program, assuming they graduate with a 3.50 overall GPA or above and have successfully obtained a "B" or better in each of the 12 credits of the accelerated sequence. Instead, students work with their academic coach to petition to be matriculated into the graduate program.

The program director will review the materials and make a final decision. If students do not meet the 3.50 overall GPA requirement or fail to obtain a "B" or better in the bridge program courses, they may submit a full application for admission, which requires supplemental materials that may improve the probability of admission.