Requirements for the ISS Minor

The ISS Minor is designed to prepare outstanding students at the University of Mississippi for entry-level positions in the United States Intelligence Community. In many respects, the ISS minor is unique. In particular:

  • Unlike other minors at UM, students will apply for the minor and undergo a rigorous selection process. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to remain in the minor’s cohort.
  • The ISS Minor will require the completion of an internship. UM staff will work with the IC to place students in internships that complement their academic experience. Internships may be in IC agencies, other governmental organizations, and the private sector.
  • The ISS Minor consists of 6 mandatory courses. Read more about the courses.