Fall 2019 Admissions for the Spring 2020 Term

  • July 23, 2019: Application Period Opens for the Spring 2020 Chief Information Officer – Leadership Development Program (CIO–LDP) Cohort

  • October 1, 2019: Applications Due by 11:55 PM EST, including all supplemental materials

  • November 1, 2019: Delivery of Admission Decisions

  • January 8, 2020 – April 10, 2020: Spring 2020 CIO-LDP Cohort



  • Admissions to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Cyber Leadership (Cyber-L), Data Strategy and Analytics (DSA) and Information Technology Program Management (ITPM) certificate programs are closed. No new applications will be accepted.


  • Admissions to the Master of Science in Government Information Leadership (M.S. GIL) program with concentrations in CFO, CIO, Cyber-L, Cyber Security (Cyber-S) and ITPM are closed. No new applications will be accepted.


  • Admissions to the Chief Information Officer Leadership Development Program (CIO-LDP) Spring 2020 Cohort are open to new applicants and existing CIC students.

The CIC is in the process of changing its mission to more closely align with the new NDU mission. Consequently, the CIC is in the process of transforming its curriculum to align with the new CIC and NDU mission. The curricular revision is not yet complete, but it will be substantially different from current CIC offerings. The CIC intends to teach out the existing certificate and degree curriculum in a reasonable time frame. The estimated time to teach out the existing curriculum is three years with completion expected by Spring 2021.

The CIC realizes that it is unrealistic to expect new M.S. and Certificate students to complete all program requirements by Spring 2021. Thus, Fall 2019 Admissions will be restricted according to the guidance above.


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 our effort on the strategic education of senior officers and civilians who will either lead or provide strategic level advice to our senior cyberspace leadership. The strategic focus of the curricula underpins our eligibility requirements -- we need to put our effort toward those individuals most likely to reach the pinnacles of the U.S. cyberspace leadership. Our eligibility limitations do not reflect a belief that only those eligible have the intellect and drive needed to succeed in our programs. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to serve as a professional development opportunity for all those members of the military or federal civilian workforce who may have a desire to supplement their talents and skills. Rather, we must apportion our seats 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 (