Application Instructions

CONTACT

Questions concerning admission should be addressed to the Office of Student Services either by telephone (202-685-6300; DSN 325-6300) or by e-mail CICOSS@ndu.edu.

MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  1. U.S. Government Affiliation

    Federal government civilian employees, military officers, non-federal government employees (state and local government), and private sector employees working in a field relevant to the CIC curriculum.

  2. Education

    All applicants must possess a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution.

    Additional for M.S. Degree Program The minimum grade point average considered for admission is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all previous undergraduate work. In cases where the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0 a cumulative GPA of 3.3 in 6 or more graduate credit hours (from the NDU CIC or other accredited graduate programs) may be used to determine eligibility.

  3. Pay Grade/Rank, Experience

    Federal civil service pay grade of GS-13 or equivalent/military officer rank of O-4 or above. Non-federal employees, to include state and local government, must be of an equivalent grade. Private sector employees must be of an equivalent grade and work in a field relevant to CIC.

    CFO Concentration

    Federal civil service pay grade of GS-14 or equivalent/military officer rank of O-5 or above. (High performing GS-13s and O-4s are also eligible on a case by case basis.) Non-federal employees, to include state and local government, must be of an equivalent grade. Private sector employees must be of an equivalent grade and work in a field relevant to the CIC curriculum. Documented Knowledge of Financial Management/ Experience: Undergraduate or Graduate degree in finance or business field, CPA, CGFM or CDFM or three years of federal financial management experience is required.
  1. English LanguageProficiency

    ECL or TOEFL scores (as necessary). Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by passing an English comprehension test with either an ECL of 85 or TOEFL of 213 (computer based), unless their university degree is from an institution where the curriculum was taught exclusively in English. Contact the NDU CIC Office of Student Services for further details.

Change in Eligibility

If a student's eligibility changes (e.g., employer, pay grade, rank), he or she must notify the Office of Student Services immediately. A student's enrollment will be suspended until a review of eligibility is conducted. A student may be required to submit a new application and supporting documents to prove eligibility.

The NDU CIC will periodically review eligibility of active students. Failure to properly notify the Office of Students Services will be considered an integrity violation and a student will be referred to Dean of Students and Administration for review. In cases where course credit is earned after eligibility ceases, course credit may be revoked and/or the student may be held liable for tuition owed.

International Students

International students (non-U.S. citizens) must apply through the appropriate Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA) country program manager.

Military Reserves or National Guard: Members in the Military Reserves or National Guard who do not meet the above employment criteria (e.g., government affiliation) may apply for admission based on their full-time Military Reserve or National Guard status. Education and grade/rank minimum requirements apply regardless of employer. Contact the NDU CIC Office of Student Services for details and list of required documentation. (http://cic.ndu.edu/Students/Admissions/FeesandPaymentInstructions.aspx)<http://cic.ndu.edu/Students/Admissions/FeesandPaymentInstructions.aspx>

Incomplete applications will be held for 60 days. Application materials become the property of the College and cannot be returned.


Required documents:

  1. Application for Admission 
  2. Résumé. A résumé (maximum 3 pages) should include the work history that describes the applicant's position title, organization, responsibilities, and accomplishments. If there are gaps in the résumé, a short paragraph is needed to explain them.
  3. Letters of Recommendation Recommendations should be completed on either the recommendation form provided on the NDU CIC website, or on organizational letterhead and must be signed. All recommendations, regardless of format, must address the questions asked on the form. At least one recommendation must come from a current or past supervisor. The second may come from another professional source. Both recommendations should be written by persons able to judge the applicant's ability to complete a challenging graduate level degree program. Letters of recommendations can be uploaded on the application site or mailed to the CIC Office of Student Services.
  4. Official Transcript(s) Applicants must submit official transcripts from an accredited Bachelor's Degree granting institution and all graduate institutions where graduate work was earned or attempted (regardless of whether credit or degree was issued). The minimum grade point average (GPA) considered for admission is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all previous undergraduate work. In cases where the undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0, a GPA of 3.3 in 6 or more graduate credit hours (from NDU CIC or other graduate courses) may be used to determine eligibility. Students admitted in this manner will be admitted in a provisional status. Transcripts must bear the official seal of the issuing institution and must be included in the same envelope with all other admissions documents. Do not send transcripts separately to the NDU CIC Office of Student Services.
  5. Writing Sample - You will be asked to submit a 500 word writing sample responding to the topic required on the application.
    Admissions Calendar

Admissions for Fall Term, 2018

    • January 29, 2018 – Application Period opens 
    • March 15, 2018 – Complete Applications Due, including all supplemental materials 
    • April 1, 2018 – Notifications of Admission Sent 
    • April 15, 2018 Registration for Fall 2018 opens 
    • June 15, 2018 - Applications for Fall 2018 CIO-LDP due



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