Thank you for your interest in the College of International Security Affairs-it's where you want to be. Students applying for admission must meet CISA's strict eligibility requirements. Please review the eligibility requirements below and if you are qualified, follow the links on this page to apply.
All CISA students must be employees of and sponsored by a government agency or military service. For purposes of admission, a prospective student will be considered sponsored if the student obtains written approval from a supervisor or other superior to attend CISA courses as a part of the student’s professional development. “Government agency” is defined as any federal, state or local government entity that employs the prospective student on a full-time basis. Full-time government contractors may enroll in CISA courses when it is determined that attendance in the course will further their contract-sponsoring agency’s mission. Members of the military services and Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve or National Guard, must submit a letter from their Commanding Officer.
All applicants with the exception of approved international students must be able to prove US citizenship. CISA does not directly accept applications from non-US private citizens. Foreign applicants who are members of international military agencies, particularly those interested in the International Fellowship Program, must apply through their governments.