Admissions Calendar for AY 2021 - 2022


Application Available

Application Deadline**


  • Chief Data Officer (CDO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Cyber Leadership (Cyber-L)

April 26, 2021



June 1, 2021



Non-Program Seeking*

April 26, 2021

June 1, 2021

M.S. Degree:

  • Government Information Leadership, National Security and Cyberspace Studies Concentration (MS GIL)

April 26, 2021

June 1, 2021

Chief Information Officer Leadership Development Program (CIO-LDP)

June 2, 2021

December 15, 2021

* The non-program seeking status allows students who meet College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC) program eligibility requirements to enroll in courses without declaring an intent to complete a particular CIC program.  Students may take up to 9 credits before they must select a program.  All courses must be taken for a letter grade and will be recorded on student academic transcripts.  Completed courses with grades of B or higher may be applied to the applicable requirements of the selected program.  

** All supplemental materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission.


- All Certificate, Non-Program Seeking, M.S. degree, and CIO-LDP programs are open to new applicants and existing CIC students

- Certificate, Non-Program Seeking, and M.S. degree applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For admission to a specific term please provide a complete application, including all supplemental materials, no later than the dates listed below:

  • Fall 2021 Semester: August 1, 2021
  • Spring 2022 Semester: October 1, 2021
  • Summer 2022 Semester: January 2, 2022
  • Fall 2022 Semester: June 1, 2022


Please note that all courses are taken for graduate credit. Thus, all students are required to be admitted to a program prior to registering for a course. Please complete the admissions process before submitting a course request.

NDU CIC courses are available to eligible Federal civilian agency government employees, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees, military officers, non-Federal Government employees (i.e. state and local government), and private sector employees sponsored by a government agency.

The CIC mission focuses on the strategic education of senior officers and civilians who will either lead or provide strategic level advice to senior cyberspace leadership. The strategic focus of the curricula underpins eligibility requirements: CIC efforts support those individuals most likely to reach the pinnacle of U.S. cyberspace leadership. Admissions priority will be given to those most likely to need the education in their future career assignments as senior leaders and advisors.

Questions concerning admissions should be addressed to the Office of Student Services either by phone (202- 685-6300; DSN 325-6300) or by e-mail (CICOSS@ndu.edu).