NIU Offers New Graduate Degree
October 16, 2012
NIU President David Ellison recently announced the Department of Education approved a new graduate degree, the Master of Science and Technology Intelligence. This new degree will help intelligence officers to study and research critical issues addressing science and technology.
"Intelligence professionals must be able to address any threat and avoid surprises," said Brian Shaw, dean of the National Intelligence University's Anthony G. Oettinger School of Science and Technology Intelligence.
"With our adversaries' increased emphasis on technology," he added, "it is imperative that institutions like ours better equip intelligence professionals to deal with these ever-evolving challenges."
The importance of the degree program was highlighted in a recent Department of Education report acknowledging that for intelligence officers the highly classified nature of the subject matter limits equivalent study in the nonfederal education community.
All applicants must be U.S. citizens who hold active top-secret clearances, and must be military service members or federal government employees. Students who meet basic eligibility requirements and are academically qualified must be nominated by their parent organizations to attend.
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