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SUBJ/ACADEMIC YEAR 2017 NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE UNIVERSITY (NIU) RESERVE COMPONENT MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAMS//
POC/T.C. THIBODEAU/MAJ/UNIT:CMC WASHINGTON DC I/-/TEL:703-614-7631 /TEL:DSN 224-7631/ EMAIL:TREVOR.THIBODEAU@USMC.MIL//
POC/J.R. GORDON/SSGT/UNIT:CMC WASHINGTON DC I/-/TEL:703-614-3657/ TEL:DSN 224-3657/ EMAIL:JEFF.GORDON@USMC.MIL//
POC/E.J. SJOBERG/MAJ/UNIT:NIU/-/TEL:202-231-3278/TEL:DSN: 438-3278 /EMAIL: ERIC.SJOBERG@DODIIS.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. National Intelligence University (NIU) is an accredited academic institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in intelligence and related fields. NIU is located on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC, and is a directorate of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, supported administratively by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) and the Master of Science and Technology Intelligence (MSTI) are NIU graduate-level education programs available to Marine Corps Reserve applicants. Each program confers a graduate degree upon successful completion of core and elective courses, along with a master's thesis on a strategic intelligence-related topic. The progression of classes in the MSSI and MSTI programs allows Marine Corps Reserve students to complete all required course work and the master's thesis in two years. Marines accepted into the program attend classes one weekend per month for 23 months plus two 2-week tours of Active Duty. Classes convene 27 August 2016 for Academic Year (AY) 2017. These graduate degree programs are open to Reserve Component Marines in the following categories: IMA, SMCR, IRR, AND AR.
2. Applicants will be selected by a Headquarters Marine Corps Intelligence Department (HQMC I) panel on or about 15 April 2016.
3. Prerequisites for the MSSI or MSTI programs:
(1) Possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
(2) Possess a Top Secret clearance and be eligible for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI); application for this program is not sufficient justification to request initial processing for TS/SCI.
(1) Grade: 1stLt to Maj, CWO2 to CWO3, SSgt to GySgt.
(2) MOS: 02XX or 26XX.
(3) Experience: minimum five years intelligence or cryptologic experience.
(4) Service: candidates must have had four satisfactory years (50 points minimum each year) during the last five years.
(5) Officers must have less than four years in present grade and not have failed selection for promotion to the next higher grade.
(6) Staff Non-Commissioned Officers must be eligible for re-enlistment and have two years remaining on contract after graduation.
(7) Officers and SNCOs must agree to remain in an intelligence billet in the reserves (IMA detachment or SMCR unit) for three years following graduation.
(8) Applicants must meet Marine Corps height and weight standards per MCO 6110.3.
4. Applications. Packages will be submitted by applicant to both NIU and HQMC I:
a. NLT 1 May 2016, forward the following to Defense Intelligence Agency; Attn: 7400 Pentagon; NIU 1-A, Office of Enrollment Services; Washington, DC 20301-7400:
(1) Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed from the applicant's university/college.
(2) GRE results. GRE scores must be less than five years old. Official results must be transmitted from GRE testing facility to NIU. NIU code is 5205. A graduate or doctorate degree from a regionally-accredited institution will be accepted in lieu of current GRE results.
(3) A completed NIU application form indicating you are applying for the MSSI or the MSTI program. The application can be found at http://ni-u.edu/wp/admissions-2/mssi_admission or http://ni-u.edu/wp/admissions-2/msti_admission.
(4) A 500-word unclassified essay (typed, double spaced) explaining the following:
(a) Your motivation for pursuing graduate study in intelligence.
(b) Your professional goals and objectives.
(c) Achievements in your education and/or career that enhances your ability to undertake graduate study.
B. NLT 8 April 2016, submit the following via email (compressed .pdf preferred) to the HQMC I POC and alternate POC listed above:
(1) NIU application form per paragraph 4.a.(3) above.
(2) Essay per paragraph 4.a.(4) above.
(3) Current Reserve Qualification Summary (RQS).
(4) A brief one-page resume detailing both military and civilian experience (chronological format).
(5) Current official USMC photograph in the Service "C" uniform, per MCO p1070.12k, para 2002; this photo (physical or electronic copy) must be sent with the application to HQMC I. The panel cannot access photos sent directly to MMSB. For photo criteria go to www.manpower.usmc.mil and click on FITREPs and Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - official military personnel file - digital photo requirements.
(6) A favorable endorsement from the applicant's command (IMA detachment or SMCR); IRR Marines should obtain this endorsement from the Marine Corps Individual Reserve Support Activity (MCIRSA).
(7) Current copy of the applicant's Master Brief Sheet.
5. Marines selected to attend the NIU reserve graduate program will be transferred to HQMC I IMA detachment (RUC 88831) NLT July 2016. Attendance at NIU one weekend per month is required and will be considered a normal drill period. Attendees will also be required to perform active duty training at NIU for 13 days each summer for two consecutive academic years. Drill attendance sheets, orders requests, and other administrative requirements associated with this duty will be processed by HQMC I.
6. These programs do not currently qualify as an Intermediate Level School (ILS) equivalent. Students admitted for AY 17 (August 2016) will not receive credit for ILS PME.
7. Selectees will be notified individually by this headquarters. This bulletin is applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve. This bulletin is cancelled 31 December 2016.
8. Release authorized by Mr. Phillip C. Chudoba, Assistant Director of Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corps.//