Prospective Students


Application Procedures for the MSTIA photo of a supervisor preparing a nomination.

  1. Completed NIU Degree-Seeking Application.
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts sent directly to NIU from your academic institutions.
  3. Nomination from your Agency Training Office or Branch of Service detailer/branch manager/function manager.
  4. Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Score Report (must be less than 5 years old) - NIU Code (5205). Please note applicants with a completed master's or doctorate degree from a regionally-accredited institution are not required to submit GRE scores. No other tests may be substituted for the GRE.
  5. Statement of Purpose (500-word unclassified essay — typed and double spaced) explaining:
    • Your motivation for pursuing graduate study in intelligence
    • Your professional goals and objectives
    • What you achieved in your education or career that enhances your capabilities to undertake graduate study
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