|“Submarines and mines are the biggest threat to any sea control mission. We must take them very seriously. To have dominance at sea, we better be good at anti-submarine and mine warfare.” ADM Gary Roughead, CNO|
The NPS Undersea Warfare curriculum offers students the opportunity to study the fundamental principles that apply to the design, performance, and employment of sensors, unmanned vehicles, and tactics in the undersea environment. The program combines electrical and mechanical engineering, mathematics, oceanography, physics, and operations research into a multi-disciplinary program of study. This unique curriculum permits students to select a degree program based on personal interests and undergraduate education, providing more in-depth study in a specific area.
Students select their major, earning a Master of Science degree in any of a number of topics including Engineering Acoustics, Applied Math, Physics, Physical Oceanography and Engineering. Admission into some degree programs may be restricted based on undergraduate degree, but enough variety in degrees exists to match most officers’ goals and interests. In addition to an MS degree, US Naval officer students earn a 6301P subspecialty code and Phase 1 JPME certification.
Master of Science degrees that may be earned in the USW curriculum include (but are not limited to):