NIU expands graduate intelligence offerings to Quantico

NIU expands graduate intelligence offerings to Quantico

March 31, 2014
By NIU Staff

National Intelligence University President Dr. David Ellison announced that the university will begin offering graduate courses in Quantico, Va., this fall. NIU, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, will offer the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence degree program as part of the new NIU Quantico Academic Center located at the FBI Academy.

“Intelligence education is a key component of our primary mission to prepare future leaders,” said Ellison. “By partnering with other members of the community, we are making intelligence education more accessible. NIU faculty, augmented by Quantico-based subject matter experts, will use existing classrooms to deliver NIU degree and certificate programs. This initiative represents a cost-effective model for expanding professional development opportunities during a time of severe fiscal constraints.”

Beginning in August, this new academic center will provide part-time graduate study for military and federal civilian intelligence professionals living or working in the Quantico region. 

NIU is an accredited degree-granting institution whose main campus is located in Washington, D.C. Its faculty consists of subject matter experts from around the intelligence community who bring a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to the classroom. NIU offers two master’s programs, a bachelor’s degree completion program and specialized certificates in intelligence topics. Its graduates include many notable intelligence and national security leaders.

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