Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19104 (267-284-5000). Candidate for Accreditation status was granted to the DMGS on November 17, 2016.
Candidate for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with a regional accrediting commission which indicates that an institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward, but is not assured of, accreditation. It has provided evidence of sound planning, appears to have the resources to implement the plans, and appears to have the potential for reaching its goals within a reasonable time.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Completion and Graduation Rate Information
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) is a new not-for-profit graduate school commencing its first academic year 2015-2016. The Master of Arts degree requires thirty (30) semester credit hours.
Our school celebrated its first MA graduate at the conclusion of the 2017 Fall Semester. On May 20, 2018, our first commencement ceremony was held and seven (7) MA degrees were conferred.
Review our academics page.
Financial Aid Information
Admitted students are eligible for consideration for our Merit-Based Scholarships. Please note that there are limited number of Full Scholarships available. Scholarships are awarded by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, and decisions are based on a review of the applicant’s enrollment level, the student’s overall financial aid status and additional criteria. For example your prior Graduate Point Average (GPA) is an important but not exclusive component in the awarding process.
Cost of Attendance
For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition is $1,300 per credit hour, or $3,900 per three-credit course for Master’s degree and certificate programs. Below is the Cost of Attendance for part time and full time students.
Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security
Cost of Attendance
Full Time (9 Credit Hours)
- Tuition and Fees – $ 11,700 a Semester, $23,400 a Year
- Room and Board – $10,270 a Semester, $20,540 a Year
- Books and Supplies – $775 a Semester, $1,550 a Year
- Transportation – $553 a Semester, $1106 a Year
- Personal Expenses – $2,020 a Semester, $4,040 a Year
$25,318 a Semester , $50,636 a Year
Part Time (6 Credit Hours)
- Tuition and Fees – $7,800 a Semester, $15,600 a Year
- Room and Board, $10,270 a Semester, $20,540 a Year
- Books and Supplies, $517 a Semester, $1.034 a Year
- Transportation – $553 a Semester, $1106 a Year
- Personal Expenses – $2,020 a Semester, $4,040 a Year
$21,160 a Semester, $42,320 a Year
Tuition Refund Policy
For the 2017-2018 academic year, tuition is $1,300 per credit hour, or $3,900 per three-credit course for Master’s degree and certificate programs. A course may be audited by permission at the cost of $1,500 per three-credit course. Students who wish to audit must be admitted under prescribed guidelines for admission. A student who audits a course and fully attends class during the entire semester will receive an “AU” grade on his or her DMGS transcript.
According to the date in which the Drop/Add or Course Withdrawal Form is filed with the Office of the Registrar, the following refund rate will apply:
- 1st Week: 100% Refund
- 2nd Week: 80% Refund
- 3rd Week: 60% Refund
- 4th Week: 40% Refund
No refunds will be authorized after the fourth week of classes.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Title 34, CFR Part 99–Family Educational Rights and Privacy, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulations is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education record. The Act prohibits DMGS from the improper disclosure of personally identifiable information derived from education records without the written consent of the student. Daniel Morgan Graduate School fully complies with all FERPA regulations. The DMGS Registrar serves as the FERPA Compliance Officer.
Students with Disabilities
In accordance with DC construction and licensure requirements, DMGS is in compliance with all elements of ADA law, be they related to physical space, educational delivery systems, admissions, registration, and/or workplace configurations. In addition, DMGS has appointed a staff member to serve as point of contact for ADA compliance concerns and complaints. A complete rendering of specific references for students, staff, and faculty may be found in the appropriate Handbook for each segment of the DMGS community.
See page 21 of the DMGS Student Handbook.
Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications
Students will be notified by text and email about emergency situations.
Emergency Procedures: Should a medical emergency occur on the DMGS campus, dial 911 and report the address as: 1620 L Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC – 20036. The contact telephone number at DMGS is: (202) 759-4988. The receptionist has access to a first aid kit. The nearest emergency room facility is the George Washington University Hospital located at 900 23rd Street, NW Washington, D.C. – 20037 (202) 715-4000.
Fire Evacuation Plan: Anyone discovering a fire on the DMGS campus should immediately dial 911 and report a fire at 1620 L Street, NW Suite 700 Washington, D.C. – 20036. Immediately after discovering a fire, the individual should verbally announce the word “FIRE” and call for an evacuation of the premises. A LOCAL (BUILDING ONLY) fire alarm box is located at the entrance to the fire escape stairwells on the sixth floor in both corridors backing on the elevator shafts. Once a fire has been detected and/or an alarm sounds and flashes, evacuation must be made quickly and calmly through exit doors clearly marked on the DMGS premises. Fire exit signs showing the direction to take are easily visible throughout the campus. The fire escape stairwells are the only safe method for exiting the 7th floor.
Campus Crime Log
Please review the 2018 Campus Crime Log.
Annual Security Report
Voter Registration Information
Register to Vote in Washington, DC Below:
Virginia Voter Registration Information
Maryland Voter Registration information
If you are not a Washington, DC, Virginia or Maryland resident below is information about voter registration:
Students are responsible for complying with the provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act. The Library of Congress provides information regarding this law online: www.copyright.gov
For student reference:
Copyright Law of the United States
And Related Laws Contained in Tıtle 17 of the United States Code, December 2011
- 107 · Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use*
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phono records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—
- the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
- the nature of the copyrighted work;
- the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;
- the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.
*The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 amended section 107 by adding the reference to section 106A. Pub. L. No. 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089, 5132. In 1992, section 107 was also amended to add the last sentence. Pub. L. No. 102- 492, 106 Stat. 3145.
District of Columbia Vaccination Policy – please see page 3 of the DMGS Student Handbook.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy
DMGS students are prohibited from consuming, distributing, possessing, storing, selling, or using controlled substances unless said substances have been lawfully prescribed for them and are so marked in a prescription container. Controlled substances are drugs that have some potential for abuse or dependence and are regulated under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In addition, students may not be under the influence of unlawful drugs or alcohol while on DMGS premises.
Additionally, under certain circumstances, alcohol may be provided at a DMGS event. At such an event, alcohol will only be served to individuals who are of lawful age according to the laws of the District of Columbia:
DC Code § 25-1002. Purchase, possession or consumption by persons under 21; misrepresentation of age; penalties.
No person who is under 21 years of age shall purchase, attempt to purchase, possess, or drink an alcoholic beverage in the District, except as provided under subchapter IX of Chapter 7.
Anyone violating this DMGS policy may be subject to criminal prosecution by the D.C. authorities and will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including DMGS dismissal.
Students with concerns should contact the Director of Student Services to review the situation and review options. Also, below is information about how students can have a complaint reviewed within DMGS:
Full information is available in the Student Handbook on pages 21-27.
STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT
STUDENT REPORTING PROCEDURES
ROLE OF DMGS DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES
ACCESS TO THE CAMPUS
DMGS ACCESS CARD
DMGS WEAPONS POLICY
Students may file a complaint with Daniel Morgan Graduate School’s licensing authority which is the Higher Education Licensure Commission. https://osse.dc.gov/service/higher-education-licensure-commission-helc-public-complaints
“With regard to accreditation, students or others may file a complaint with Daniel Morgan Graduate School’s regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). https://www.msche.org/complaints/”
Information submitted to DMGS, including but not limited to portfolios, resumes, letters of recommendation, essays, and transcripts will be kept confidential and will not be returned to the individual. DMGS will not provide information regarding any collected information with any party other than the individual without the expressed written consent of the individual, in accordance with FERPA guidelines and other privacy laws.
DMGS Contact and Credit Hours:
A contact hour is a measure that represents an hour of scheduled instruction given to students.
A semester credit hour is normally granted for satisfactory completion of one 50-minute session (contact hour) of classroom instruction per week for a semester of not less than fifteen weeks. This basic measure may be adjusted proportionately to reflect modified academic calendars and formats of study.
One credit hour should involve an input of approximately three hours per week for the average student (e.g. one hour of class and two hours of out-of-class preparation). Typically, a three semester credit hour course meets three 50-minute sessions per week for fifteen weeks for a total of 45 sessions. This definition applies to all delivery formats.
The 2018-2019 Academic Catalog defines the term Credit Hour as the following:
“DMGS defines a credit hour on the basis of the Carnegie unit. A Carnegie unit is defined as one hour of classroom instruction and two hours of assignments outside the classroom, for a period of 15 weeks for each unit (credit).” (Printed Catalog. p. 18)
Verification of Class Contact Hours
DMGS has a standard process to verify length of academic period and compliance with credit hour requirements through course scheduling. DMGS classes meet one day per week for fifteen weeks for a minimum of 150 minutes (three fifty minute sessions).
- The Registrar is responsible for developing future academic year calendars.
By identifying the first day of classes for a semester, the Registrar counts fifteen (weeks) scheduling fourteen weeks of class and a fifteenth week of final examinations. Holidays are identified with alternative meeting days identified so that all classes require fifteen weeks of instruction resulting in forty-five contact hours for the semester. For example, during the 2019 Spring Semester, the following entries are identified in the Policy on Academic Calendar, 2018-2019 Academic Catalog. (Printed Catalog. p. 7)
January 14 Spring Semester Begins – First week of classes
January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday – DMGS Closed
January 25 Monday classes (MLK Holiday) will meet on January 25.
2. The proposed academic year calendar is submitted to the Academic Affairs Council (AAC) for approval.
3. Upon approval of the AAC, the academic year calendar is reviewed and approved by the Senior Executive Council (SEC) and presented to the President and CEO for final approval.
4. The Academic Year Calendar is then published in the academic catalog and placed on the DMGS website.