Prospective Students
NIU- Eligibility Criteria

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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 or equivalent
  • Completed a minimum of 80 semester hours of undergraduate work including:
    • 20 upper division (300-400) semester 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
  • Competitive applications score in the 50th percentile or higher in verbal and quantitative and 3.5 or higher in analytical writing portionof the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) Eligibility Criteria

    • Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Competitive applications score in the 50th percentile or higher in verbal and quantitative and 3.5 or higher in analytical writing portionof the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
    • Competitive applicants have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • 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
  • Please note that students interested in a degree program should take no more than 2 classes as a continuing education student (non-degree).

 


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Admissions Office
200 MacDill Blvd
Washington, DC 20340-5100
Phone: 202.231.3319/5466
Fax: (202) 231-8652
E-mail:niuadmit@dodiis.mil


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