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Academic and Co-Curricular Requirements

Who can become a member?

The Syracuse University Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (ICCAE) program is open to all matriculated undergraduate and graduate students at Syracuse University, especially those who wish to pursue careers in the U.S. Intelligence Community (ICCAE Scholars) as well as those who are interested in national security and intelligence but do not seek professional opportunities in these areas. The goal of the program is to better prepare students for careers in the Intelligence Community and attract diverse candidates to careers in national intelligence and security.

Once the requirements are met, students will receive a letter certifying that they are an ICCAE Scholar.

Students at consortium partner schools can join their institution’s affiliated programs and may also participate in activities at Syracuse University.

What are the requirements for an ICCAE Scholar?

Students will pursue intelligence community-related studies and participate in Syracuse University ICCAE activities to enhance their knowledge of the U.S. government’s national security and intelligence domains. Requirements include:

  • Academic programs or coursework (at least six credits) in these subject areas:
    • At least one course in National Security, Intelligence analysis, and/or the Intelligence Community
    • Languages
    • Cybersecurity and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Participation in at least two Syracuse University ICCAE events per year, on such topics as diversity and inclusion, leadership, ethics, and security clearances
  • Strongly recommended: Study abroad, intern with an IC agency or related organization, participate in an ICCAE program, or attend the annual ICCAE summer seminar.

How do I apply?

  • Complete an online application
  • Make an appointment and meet with ICCAE advisors to determine your interests, which courses you should take and which events you will participate in

Begin your application

Questions? Contact Us or Make an Appointment

Syracuse University’s Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence offers unique coursework as well as programmatic and training opportunities to prepare students for professional positions within the U.S. Intelligence Community. The ICCAE program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Syracuse University; students at consortium partner schools can join their institution’s affiliated programs and may participate in related programmatic and curricular activities at Syracuse University.

Contact us today to learn more about becoming a Syracuse University ICCAE program member.