The Office of Admissions is dedicated to supporting the University’s vision through its targeted recruitment efforts and collaborative outreach initiatives aimed at attracting diverse military and civilian student populations. The Admissions staff works closely with training and professional development officers throughout the IC to recruit and enroll highly qualified candidates for NIU’s full-and part-time programs.

As the center of academic life for the intelligence community, NIU offers accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees as well as graduate certificates. The university’s academic programs are accessible to intelligence professionals and offered in a variety of formats.

New students are admitted every fall and spring. Select one of the programs listed below and get started on the application process now!


Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI)
Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (MSTI)
Bachelor of Science in Intelligence (BSI) – full-time only
Certificate of Intelligence Studies (CIS) and Continuing Education programs


Full-Time Admissions January 31
Part-Time Admissions May 1
Space Available Spring Quarter November 13
Space Available Fall Quarter June 9
Certificate Deadline Fall Quarter June 9
Continuing Education Deadlines
Spring Quarter November 18
Summer Quarter February 20

Contact Admissions

Office of Enrollment Services
Phone 301-243-2093/2094
Fax 301-227-7067