Meeting the highest academic standards, the curricula are tailored to address defense and national security requirements and are developed within the framework of classical academic degrees.
The Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits the Naval Postgraduate School. In addition to regional accreditation, the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science's Electrical, Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Graduate School of Business and Public Policy programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Master of Business Administration program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).