UPDATED 26 APR 2021

Admissions Calendar for AY 2021 - 2022

  • April 26, 2021 - Application period opens for M.S. GIL, Certificate Programs, and Non-Program Seeking
  • August 1, 2021 - M.S. GIL, Certificate, and Non-Program Seeking Applications Due, including all supplemental materials, for admission to the Fall 2021 Term
  • August 16, 2021 - Fall 2021 M.S. GIL, Certificate, and Non-Program Seeking Admissions Decisions Delivered

- Admissions to the Chief Data Officer (CDO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Cyber Leadership (Cyber-L) and Information Technology Program Management (ITPM) certificate programs are open. New applicants and existing students will be accepted.

- Admissions to the Master of Science in Government Information Leadership (M.S. GIL) program with a concentration in National Security and Cyberspace Studies are open. New applicants and existing students will be accepted.

- Non-Program Seeking admissions are open. The non-program seeking status allows students who meet 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.  

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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).