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About National Intelligence University

National Intelligence University (NIU) is the Intelligence Community’s (IC) sole accredited, federal degree-granting institution.  The main campus is located in Bethesda, Maryland, and it also has academic centers located around the world. The faculty of NIU are subject matter experts from around the IC who bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, as well as academic qualifications, to the classroom. 

Intelligence Community Campus Bethesda – Bethesda, MD
Intelligence Community Campus Bethesda
Bethesda, MD

 NIU focuses on the profession of intelligence and is the only institution of higher education in the nation that allows its students to study and complete research in the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) arena.

NIU is committed to offering and continuously maintaining an in-depth curriculum intended to enhance the desired analytical skills and competencies of intelligence analysis, to include critical thinking, communications, engagement, and leadership. NIU’s success is measured through its graduates, many of whom have gone on to serve as directors of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-intelligence Agency, service and Combatant Command J-2’s, the Director of National Intelligence, and other important posts.

The staff and faculty at NIU work closely with a professionally diverse student population to provide a challenging and rewarding educational experience that culminates in a Bachelor of Science of Intelligence degree, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence degree, a Master of Science and Technology Intelligence degree, or a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Intelligence Studies.

Our success is measured through our graduates!

Many have served as leaders of our Intelligence Community (IC) agencies and other National Security positions.

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