Center for Critical Intelligence Studies (CCIS)

Rutgers became a federally-designated Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in January 2015 through a grant award from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Since that time, Rutgers University-New Brunswick has established a popular minor in Critical Intelligence Studies in collaboration with the SAS Political Science Department; executed certificate programs in intelligence, national security, and data science for undergraduate and graduate students across the University; hosted conferences on the most pressing issues in the field; and leveraged ties with federal agencies and other partners to develop educational, research, and internship programs to prepare students for potential careers within the Intelligence Community.



Inquiries should be directed to Ava Majlesi (, Program Director for the Rutgers IC CAE Program/Minor in Critical Intelligence Studies.