Prospective Students
Applying To NIU- Eligibility

Eligibility CriteriaA photo of a checklist.

All prospective National Intelligence University students, except for those applying to a FVEY program, must be U.S. citizens who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces or federal government employees. All applicants must possess an active TS/SCI security clearance. Government contractors are not eligible to apply for any NIU programs.

Bachelor of Science in Intelligence (BSI) Eligibility Criteria

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Completed a minimum of 80 semester hours of undergraduate work including:
    • 20 upper division (junior or senior level) hours
    • 30 hours earned through a regionally accredited higher education institution
    • 9 hours in communication skills, 6 of which must be earned in composition
    • 12 hours in math and science, 3 of which must be earned in math
    • 15 hours in humanities, social sciences, or fine arts
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) Eligibility Criteria

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Competitive applicants have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and score in the 50th percentile or higher on all components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) Eligibility Criteria

    • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Competitive applicants have cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and score in the 50th percentile or higher on all components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • Ideal candidates for the MSTI program should have academic exposure to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) coursework during their undergraduate years.   A science or engineering degree is not required, but it will better prepare students for success in class.

Graduate Certificate and Continuing Education Criteria

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution

 


 

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