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National Intelligence University (NIU)

The National Intelligence University is a federal degree-granting institution with a far-reaching mission to educate and prepare intelligence officers to meet current and future challenges to the United States’ national security. Our main campus is located at the Intelligence Community Campus-Bethesda (ICC-B) in Bethesda, Maryland. To effectively meet its mandate to provide relevant, accessible, and continuous intelligence education to the globally-dispersed workforce, NIU established regional academic centers with area-specific graduate programs in the following locations:

  • NIU Academic Center at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Dayton, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri)
  • NIU Academic Center at the National Security Agency (Fort Meade, Maryland, Denver, Colorado, and
    Fort Gordon, Georgia)
  • NIU European Academic Center (Molesworth, U.K., Stuttgart, Germany, and Ramstein AB, Germany)
  • NIU Quantico Academic Center (Quantico, VA)
  • NIU Southern Academic Center (Tampa, Florida, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida)

NIU is a unique and technologically advanced university that 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. We are 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. Our success is measured through our 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.

Our faculty and staff work closely with a professionally diverse student population to provide a challenging and rewarding educational experience that culminates in a Bachelor of Science in Intelligence Degree, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence Degree, a Master of Science and Technology Intelligence, and graduate certificates in intelligence studies.

If you are a federal employee in the Intelligence Community (IC), the military, law enforcement, National Guard, Reserve or other related national security functions, you can apply for the resident (full-time) program through your parent agency or service, or independently for one of the NIU's cohort (part-time) programs. The cohort program classes are conducted in the evening and select weekends at the main campus, as well as at the academic centers at NSA and NGA during the day.

For more information, please visit the NIU website at www.ni-u.edu.