Prospective Students
Applying To NIU- Certificate Programs
  • An application form indicating the Graduate Certificate to which you wish to apply
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended institutions. A transcript is official when it is submitted:
    • Electronically to the Admissions Office from an institution's registrar
    • Mailed from an institution's registrar
    • Mailed to you and forwarded unopened to the Admissions
    • Opened or photocopied transcripts are not considered official.
  • Statement of Purpose: In a 500-word unclassified essay (typed and doubled spaced), explain the following:
    • your motivation for pursuing a certificate in intelligence
    • your professional goals and objectives
    • summary of related experience, training and education



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