Requirements for U.S. Civilian Students in the JPME Masters Program at Fort McNair

All U.S. civilian students attending a JPME Masters program at the Fort McNair campus are expected to complete the on-line and on-campus admissions requirements listed below as soon as possible.

College Websites

In addition to the university-level requirements listed on this page, civilian students should review their college website for additional requirements and guidance to incoming students.

Cybersecurity Requirements for U.S. Civilian Students at All NDU Colleges/Campuses

NDU provides students with access to the Internet, wireless networks, curricula, and research tools, which are all via DoD-owned, -managed, and -compliant information systems. These IT tools will all be critical to your success at NDU.

Access is predicated on student compliance with DoD Information Assurance (IA) regulations and requirements. No student will receive access to any NDU system until they have accurately and fully completed these IA requirements.

In order to satisfy IA regulations, you must submit three documents NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR to your program/course start date:

  • Cyber Awareness Challenge Course Completion Certificate
  • Completed, signed NDU System Authorization Access Request (SAAR) form 2875
  • NDU Acceptable Use Policy

Complete the Cybersecurity Compliance Documents →

Academic IT Environment at Fort McNair

All McNair campus students should thoroughly read NDU's IT Requirements page. You will have the opportunity during Student Orientation Week to troubleshoot technical issues both face-to-face and online with NDU Help Desk personnel.

Security Clearance Requirements

All students must complete a Security Clearance Registration Course Application Form via the Joint Event Management System (JEMIS). All security clearance information must be submitted to the NDU Security Office AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR to the first day of class.

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Common Access Card (CAC) Issuing/Reissuing to US Civilian Students at Fort McNair via RAPIDS

CAC processing is available to US civilian students PRIOR to in-processing day, and once their security clearances (if any) have been passed to NDU. The NDU Security Office highly recommends that students complete the CAC issuing/reissuing process AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure base access and a smooth in-processing. 

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NATO Awareness Briefings for U.S. Civilian Students

All US civilian students are required to complete a NATO Awareness Briefing Certificate. The NATO Awareness Briefing is not a NATO Read-On. US military students will complete and return Sections A and B of the NATO Awareness Briefing Certificate for NDU Students, according to the instructions listed at the bottom of the certificate. Students will turn in the completed certificate to the NDU Security Office during in-processing. Signing Section B of the Briefing Certificate indicates that the student has read and understands procedures for handling NATO Material. Each student will keep a copy of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) handout. Questions concerning NATO Awareness requirements can be addressed to NDU Security Specialists at

Housing and Transportation Information for U.S. Civilian Students at Fort McNair

The website offers a secure site for landlords and property managers wishing to list their properties for DoD service members and government civilians stationed near military installations. Search for "NAVY JB ANACOSTIA-BOLLING DC - NAVY YARD/PENTAGON/WASHINGTON" (more DC/Maryland listings) or "JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL" (more DC/Virginia listings). Approximate times for traveling by car to/from Fort McNair appear below. During especially bad traffic, these times may double; during exceptionally bad weather, traffic may stop completely due to road conditions.

  • Downtown DC: 5 minutes
  • Georgetown/Dupont Circle, DC: 10 minutes
  • Pentagon City or Crystal City, VA: 15 minutes
  • Arlington, VA: 20 minutes
  • Alexandria, VA: 25 minutes
  • McLean, VA: 40 minutes+
  • Bethesda, Silver Spring or College Park, MD: 40 minutes+
  • Springfield, VA: 45 minutes+
  • Fairfax, VA: 50 minutes +
  • Lorton, VA: 55 minutes+
  • Woodbridge, VA: 55 minutes+

Medical Readiness for U.S. Civilian Students at Fort McNair

Civilian students should email (ENCRYPTED ONLY), transmit via DOD SAFE, or hand-deliver a copy of their immunization records to Mr. Don Myers in NDU's Health/Fitness Office. See "Transmitting PII and Sensitive Data" for guidance.

Class Travel Preparation for U.S. Civilian Federal Agency Students at Fort McNair

All DoD and non-DoD federal agency US civilian students must register for an NDU-sponsored Government Travel Credit Card (GTCC), and hold a passport with an expiration date AFTER June 15, 2021. These requirements must be addressed on campus. Private industry students must also hold a passport with an expiration date AFTER June 15, 2021; however, these students will not receive a GTCC. 

NDU Library at Fort McNair

While on the Fort McNair campus during site visits or or in-processing day, civilian students should familiarize themselves with the resources available in the Library, and speak with Library staff about additional learning opportunities scheduled throughout the academic year.

AY22 Academic Calendar for Fort McNair

See NDU's AY 21-22 Incoming Student Calendar for important deadlines, holidays and events. 

Contact Info for U.S. Civilian Students at Fort McNair

DoD and non-DoD federal agency civilian and private industry students should contact the NDU Registrar if they have any questions or concerns.

Larry Johnson, Registrar
(202) 685-3616

Michael Day, Assistant Registrar
(202) 685-2140