The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.
Located in Monterey, California on the Pacific Ocean, 120 miles south of San Francisco, the Naval Postgraduate School campus covers 627 acres of land. The site, home to NPS since 1951, houses state-of-the-art laboratories, numerous academic buildings, an award-winning library, government housing and impressive recreational facilities.
The student body consists of officers from all branches of the U.S. uniformed services, civilian employees of the federal, state and local governments, as well as officers and civilians from 47 foreign countries. A limited number of defense contractors and enlisted personnel are also enrolled. Selection for graduate education at NPS is based upon outstanding professional performance, promotion potential, and a strong academic background.
Drawn from a broad array of educational institutions, the faculty represent a prestigious collection of scholars, the majority of whom are civilians. Faculty interaction with students is high and every class is taught directly by a faculty member. All tenure and tenure-track faculty hold a doctoral degree. Other faculty are credentialed experts in their fields of study.
The Naval Postgraduate School confers the following advanced degrees: Master of Arts Degree, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science Degree, Engineer's Degree, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Engineering.
For more information on admission, contact:
Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle, He-022
Monterey, CA 93943
Telephone: (831) 656-3093 / DSN 756-3093
The online edition of the School's catalog is updated quarterly and located at: www.nps.edu/Academics/Admissions/Registrar/AcademicCatalog