Academic Partners

The NDU CIC continues to form and maintain academic partnerships with regionally accredited universities across the United States, signing Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with universities whose programs align well with the CIC's certificates. Graduates from the college’s many certificate programs can apply to a number of partner institutions for completion of a Master’s or Doctoral/PhD Degree. There are a multitude of degree choices for NDU CIC graduates at the partner institutions.

Academic partners accept 9, 12, or 15 graduate semester credits depending on which certificate program and how many courses were completed at the NDU CIC. Please note that due to the CIC reducing certificate requirements after July 1, 2014, students completing fewer courses under this new model will typically receive a maximum of 12 transfer credits.  Students beginning the longer programs (8 courses) before mid-2014 may still be able to transfer 15 credits to partner schools, depending on any changes to the agreement with the CIC. 

Currently, there are more than 30 current NDU CIC academic partners, which are listed below.  Many academic partners provide full-time, part-time, and online educational opportunities.

Several schools updated their agreements over the previous year to include new degrees and acceptance of more NDU CIC certificates. Please check the website often for changes and additions. Questions about the partnership program should be directed to Patricia Coopersmith, Director of Outreach, at coopersmithp@ndu.edu, 202-685-2117. Specific questions about degree programs, admission requirements, or remaining courses should be directed to the academic partner institution Point of Contact (POC).  


**  See the link at the far bottom of the page for the detailed degree table and points of contact at each partner school. **

20 Years


Auburn University (AL)
Johns Hopkins University (MD)  (click here for flyer) University of Arkansas at Little Rock (AR)
California State University, San Bernardino (CA)
Missouri University of Science & Technology (MO)
University of Detroit Mercy (MI)
Capitol Technology University (MD) New Jersey City University (NJ)
University of Illinois at Springfield (IL)
Central Michigan University (MI) New Mexico Tech (NM)
University of Maryland Baltimore County (MD)
East Carolina University (NC) Northeastern University (MA) 
University of Maryland University College (MD)
Florida Institute of Technology (FL)
Nova Southeastern University (FL)  University of Nebraska at Omaha (NE)
Fort Hays State University (KS)
Pace University (NY)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC)
George Mason University (VA)
Regis University (CO)
University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), SANS
San Diego State University (CA)
University of Tulsa (OK)
Illinois Institute of Technology (IL)
Southern Methodist University (TX)
University of Washington (WA)
James Madison University (VA)
Syracuse University (NY)
Walsh College (MI)



Click here for Table of Available Degrees & Points of Contact