Graduate Catalog

AY 2021 - 2022 Graduate Catalog.pdf

The Graduate Catalog is the official listing of the policies governing graduate education at the College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC).

This Catalog documents policies and procedures set by the Graduate School, and is updated each academic year to reflect changes and updates to policy. Information on admissions policies, academic policies (including degree requirements), registration policies, and financial aid and student support policies are contained in the Catalog. Abstracts and information on academic degree and certificate programs, a list of graduate-level courses by program, and a roster of graduate faculty members are also included in each edition of the Catalog.


The College of Information and Cyberspace offers a wide spectrum of cyberspace informed educational activities, services, and programs to prepare leaders to play critical roles in national security. Whether in pursuit of the Master of Science degree, Certificate, or a graduate level course for professional development— CIC students bring diverse perspectives to contribute to a rich and dynamic learning environment. They are motivated to learn and share knowledge, experience, and best practices. Our students are encouraged to become better leaders and decision-makers and to master the tools of lifelong learning. Students, graduates, employers, leaders, and practitioners create a global learning community to foster innovation and creativity.

NDU CIC courses are offered to domestic and international students through our blended (eResident) model, distributed learning (DL), seminars for our Senior Service College cohort, as well as the CIO Leadership Development Program. See the NDU CIC Schedule of courses for beginning and ending dates of courses. The Blackboard Course Management System (Bb) supports the virtual classroom environment for all students and faculty around the world. Online library resources are available via web access through the Student Resources Portal in Bb where students can access the library as long as they are active students at the NDU CIC. The College regularly pilots new technologies to enhance the teaching and learning process and provides students and their organizations with flexible learning options to accommodate their location, work schedule, and learning preferences.


The National Defense University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, (267) 284-5000. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Council for Higher Education Accreditation.



Every effort has been made to ensure this NDU CIC Catalog and Student Handbook is accurate. However, all policies, procedures, and academic schedules are subject to change at any time and without prior notification by the CIC Chancellor or the University administration. The NDU CIC reserves the right to publish and revise an electronic version of the Handbook. This updated version is posted on the CIC website at: The online version will take precedence over the printed copy. The Handbook published for the current academic year supersedes all previous versions. Any corrections or suggestions for improvement of the CIC Student Handbook should be directly communicated to the Office of the Dean at