Government Information Leadership (GIL) Master of Science Degree
The Master of Science in Government Information Leadership (GIL) Degree Program is a selective program that addresses the educational needs of defense and government leaders who seek to lead complex and diverse 21st Century organizations. Participants from across defense and other federal, state, and local government organizations create a learning community hallmarked by partnerships, information sharing, and network synergies.
Goals of the Degree Program
Successful graduates of the Master of Science Degree will be able to:
The 39 credit curriculum of the GIL Master of Science Degree Program offers a combination of information management, technology, and leadership intensive courses in a collaborative and interactive environment. Students select one of nine concentration areas, which correspond to the College’s certificate programs, at the time of admission. Concentration areas include:
A complete listing of Master of Science concentration descriptions and courses can be found under the heading Certificate Programs and Degree Concentrations which immediately follows this section. For current offerings, students should consult the NDU iCollege schedule of classes which can be accessed from the NDU iCollege website at http://www.ndu.edu/icollege. All coursework applied toward a M.S. degree must be completed within the previous seven years.
Starting in July 1, 2013, a new policy will take effect for new Master Degree students.
Current or returning iCollege students may apply a maximum of 24 credit
hours ( 8 Courses) of eligible iCollege course work toward the Government
Information Leadership Master of Science degree. All course work must have been taken within seven years of the award of the degree.
Students who are accepted into the program before July 1 will be grandfathered
under the existing policy which holds no limit to how many iCollege credits
can be transferred to the GIL Master program. Application materials and
instructions can be found at: http://www.ndu.edu/icollege/admis/admis_approver5.html
Admitted Master of Science students will be automatically registered in, and must successfully complete, an online not-for-credit cornerstone seminar within six credits of program admission. Topics covered in the cornerstone seminar include: executive communication, reflective practice, the use of information technology in academic work, and graduate-level writing and research.
Master of Science students register for the GIL Capstone (CAP) Course as the final course for degree completion. While enrolled in CAP, students complete a capstone synthesis project in his or her area of concentration.