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Welcome to the Naval Postgraduate School
"The Navy has been a leader in this rapid technological advance. But this did not come by accident, nor did it come overnight. It has been the result of educating carefully selected officers in each succeeding generation of officers. It has been essential to train officers who could assimilate the education they would receive, who would continue their professional interests, who would be fully qualified for command at sea, and who would combine the scholar's interest in science and technology with the practical man's appreciation of how new discoveries can be applied. All with but one purpose, one objective: to improve the Navy's combat effectiveness, and security of the United States."
—Admiral Arleigh Burke
NPS offers a wide variety of programs on its extraordinary campus in Monterey in many fleet concentration areas, and on-line for access wherever you are. We can help you find a program that suits your interests. And, even if you are not qualified for a program academically, we can help you determine what you need to do to prepare to enroll.
The Naval Postgraduate School’s wide variety of responsive and relevant academic offerings and departments are divided into four distinct schools.
The university is currently home to four multidisciplinary, collaborative Institutes that extend the reach of NPS programs. Paramount to achieving success in research and education is focusing the strengths of many into a singular effort, a notion of emphasis amongst the school's four prestigious Institutes.
Academic Groups and Centers
Distance Learning and Other Programs
NPS is dedicated to providing relevant, high-quality education, anytime and anywhere - a variety of delivery methods are utilized to expand learning far beyond the traditional classroom. In addition, the university is home to the Civilian Institutions Program office, which coordinates graduate education for the Department of the Navy. The Executive Education Programs Office offers several educational, non-degree programs that capitalize on emerging technologies, best practices and more to enhance the capabilities of DoD/DoN systems, people and practices.