Nonresident Education Opportunities (Distance Learning)

Nonresident Education Opportunities (Distance Learning)

While courses are available to students in Monterey at its main campus, NPS Distance Learning (DL) enables students to earn certificates or degrees at locations across the nation or around the globe.

NPS DL Certificate Programs

Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

265 – Modeling and Simulation Management

273 – Space Systems

274 – Anti-Submarine Warfare

282 – Systems Engineering

284 – Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems

285 – Fault Tolerant Computing

286 – Reconfigurable Computing

287 – Digital Communications

288 – Cyber Warfare

290 – Signal Processing

291 – Electric Ship Power Systems

292 – EW (Electronic Warfare) Engineer

293 – Journeyman EW Engineer

294 – Senior EW Engineer

295 – Network Engineering

Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

240 – Healthcare Modeling & Simulation

256 – Cyber Security Fundamentals

258 – Cyber Security Defense

260 – Cyber Security Adversarial Techniques

262 – Human Systems Integration

270 – Information Systems Security Engineering

271 – Information Systems & Operations

272 – Information Systems Technology

277 – Knowledge Superiority

278 – Identity Management

281 – Systems Analysis

Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

211 – Advanced Acquisition Program

212 – Acquisition Management DL Program

The Global Public Policy Academic Group

210 – Stability, Security and Development in Complex Operations

NPS DL Master's Programs

Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

357 – Computing Technology

363 – Systems Analysis

379 – Cost Estimating and Analysis

376 – MS in Computer Science

377 – MA in Identity Management and Cyber Security

Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

311/721 – MS in Systems Engineering

311/721 – MS in Systems Eng. Management

721 – MS in Product Development

592 – MS in Electrical Engineering

592 – MS in Computer Engineering

592 – Master of Engineering (EW, IO, SIGINT, and Cyber focus areas)

570 – Master's of Engineering (ME or AE)

571 – Mechanical/Electrical Engineering for Graduates of Bettis Engineering Reactor School

572 – Mechanical Engineering for Nuclear Trained Officers

316 – MS in Space Systems Operations

535 – MS/Master's in Engineering Acoustics

Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

805/807 – Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

807 – EMBA (Dual Degree with Virginia Tech)

835 – MS in Contract Management

836 – MS in Program Management

More DL programs, modes of delivery, and tuition information can be found at www.nps.edu/DL.

Center for Educational Design, Development, and Distribution (CED3)

CED3 website: www.nps.edu/Academics/DL/

Center for Educational Design, Development, and Distribution (CED3) aspires to become the nation's leading center for educational design, development, and distribution of graduate level educational products and is committed to ongoing excellence in its services.

CED3 uses its expertise in instructional design, media development/production, marketing/communications, student services and administrative services to support resident and non-resident instructional programs. Through collaboration with NPS schools, departments, and faculty, CED3 helps NPS use new and existing technologies to extend graduate level education to the total force.

Five operational teams support two functional areas- Course Development and Course Delivery. These five operational teams are:

Air Force Institute of Technology—Distance Learning

The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), located at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, is the Air Force's graduate school of engineering and management as well as its institution for technical professional continuing education. AFIT is developing distance learning programs for government students who cannot enroll in one of AFIT's resident programs. Detailed information about AFIT's nonresident programs can be found at www.afit.edu/en/dl/

The Naval Postgraduate School maintains a Strategic Alliance with the Air Force Institute of Technology. A memorandum of agreement between the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of the Air Force forms this alliance to ensure the two institutions continuously work together to meet the educational needs of the Armed Forces of the United States. NPS and AFIT will continue to reflect the heritage and character of their respective services, meeting Joint and service-unique needs, minimizing unnecessary redundancy, maintaining quality and realizing efficiencies and economies of scale.

NPS generally allows a maximum of 12 graduate-level, quarter-credits to be transferred for purposes of earning a graduate degree. However, an additional 12 quarter-credits may be transferred from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in Dayton, Ohio. This is in addition to the normal transfer allowed (12), bringing the total to a maximum of 24 quarter-credits transferable from AFIT to NPS. Permission to transfer a specific course to serve as a substitute for a degree requirement will be determined by the Department Chairman or equivalent person responsible for nominating candidates for degrees at NPS and must be pre-approved in a coherent plan of study for the student. Regardless of transfer credits allowed, all NPS master's degrees still require at least 20 quarter-credits be earned directly from NPS.

Academic Calendars

Fall Quarter AY2015

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

14 Sept 2014

Reporting Date

Monday

22 Sept

Instruction Begins

Monday

29 Sept

Columbus Day (Holiday)

Monday

13 Oct

Veteran's Day (Holiday)

Monday

11 Nov

Thanksgiving Day (Holiday)

Thursday

27 Nov

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

9 Dec

Last day of classes

Friday

12 Dec

Final Examination Begin

Tuesday

16 Dec

Final Examinations End

Thursday

18 Dec

Graduation

Friday

19 Dec

Christmas Break

Starts on a Monday

22 Dec - 2 Jan 2015

Winter Quarter AY2015

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

28 Dec 2014

Reporting Date

Monday

29 Dec 2014

New Year's Day (Observed)

Thursday

1 Jan 2015

Instruction Begins

Monday

5 Jan

Martin Luther King's Birthday (Holiday)

Monday

19 Jan

Shift Day: Treat as Mon Class Schedule

Tuesday

20 Jan

President's Day (Holiday)

Monday

16 Feb

Last day of classes

Tuesday

17 Mar

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

17 Mar

Final Examinations Begin

Thursday

19 Mar

Final Examinations End

Saturday

21 Mar

Academic Enrichment Week

Monday - Thursday

23 Mar - 26 Mar

Graduation

Friday

27 Mar

Spring Quarter AY2015

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

15 Mar

Reporting Date

Monday

23 Mar

Instruction Begins

Monday

30 Mar

Memorial Day (Holiday)

Monday

25 May

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

9 Jun

Last day of classes

Friday

12 Jun

Final Examinations Begin

Tuesday

16 Jun

Final Examinations End

Thursday

18 Jun

Graduation

Friday

19 Jun

Summer Break

Starts on a Monday

22 Jun - 3 Jul

Summer Quarter AY2015

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

21 Jun

Reporting Date

Monday

29 Jun

Independence Day (Holiday)

Friday

3 Jul (observed)

Instruction Begins

Monday

6 Jul

Labor Day (Holiday)

Monday

7 Sep

Last day of classes

Tuesday

15 Sep

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

15 Sep

Final Examinations Begin

Thursday

17 Sep

Final Examinations End

Saturday

19 Sep

Academic Enrichment Week

Monday - Thursday

21 Sep - 24 Sep

Graduation

Friday

25 Sep

Fall Quarter AY2016

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

13 Sept 2015

Reporting Date

Monday

21 Sept

Instruction Begins

Monday

28 Sept

Columbus Day (Holiday)

Monday

12 Oct

Veteran's Day (Holiday)

Wednesday

11 Nov

Thanksgiving Day (Holiday)

Thursday

26 Nov

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

8 Dec

Last day of classes

Friday

11 Dec

Final Examination Begin

Tuesday

15 Dec

Final Examinations End

Thursday

17 Dec

Graduation

Friday

18 Dec

Christmas Break

Starts on a Monday

21 Dec - 1 Jan 2016

Winter Quarter AY2016

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

20 Dec 2015

Reporting Date

Monday

28 Dec 2015

New Year's Day (Observed)

Friday

1 Jan 2016

Instruction Begins

Monday

4 Jan

Martin Luther King's Birthday (Holiday)

Monday

18 Jan

Shift Day: Treat as Mon Class Schedule

Tuesday

19 Jan

President's Day (Holiday)

Monday

15 Feb

Last day of classes

Tuesday

15 Mar

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

15 Mar

Final Examinations Begin

Thursday

17 Mar

Final Examinations End

Saturday

19 Mar

Academic Enrichment Week

Monday - Thursday

21 Mar – 24 Mar

Graduation

Friday

25 Mar

Spring Quarter AY2016

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

13 Mar

Reporting Date

Monday

21 Mar

Instruction Begins

Monday

28 Mar

Memorial Day (Holiday)

Monday

30 May

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

7 Jun

Last day of classes

Friday

10 Jun

Final Examinations Begin

Tuesday

14 Jun

Final Examinations End

Thursday

16 Jun

Graduation

Friday

17 Jun

Summer Break

Starts on a Monday

20 Jun - 1 Jul

Summer Quarter AY2016

Reporting Date (International)

Sunday

19 Jun

Reporting Date

Monday

27 Jun

Independence Day (Holiday)

Monday

4 Jul

Instruction Begins

Tuesday

5 Jul

Labor Day (Holiday)

Monday

5 Sep

Shift Day: Treat as Mon Class Schedule

Tuesday

6 Sep

Last day of classes

Tuesday

13 Sep

Pre-graduation Awards Ceremony

Tuesday

13 Sep

Final Examinations Begin

Thursday

15 Sep

Final Examinations End

Saturday

17 Sep

Academic Enrichment Week

Monday - Thursday

19 Sep - 22 Sep

Graduation

Friday

23 Sep