In December 2011 the NPS international graduate program passed the significant milestone of over 5,300 international graduates from 108 countries, including our first graduates from Belize, Macedonia, Maldives, Mauritius and Uganda. We start 2012 with another diverse and unique international program. Current international enrollment includes 247 students from 47 countries, with our students enrolled in over 30 curricula across campus, including our first student from the Seychelles and returning officer representation from Japan and Nigeria. Please check the student statistics page for a complete break down of our resident graduate students and countries. More significantly, over 20% of these students are enrolled in EXPANDED INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION and TRAINING (EIMET) certified programs; to include our resource management, area studies and security studies curricula.
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), founded in 1909, is a fully accredited university offering over 35 unique academic curricula to military and civilian members of the Department of Defense and our allies around the world. These graduate level programs are focused on increasing the combat effectiveness of our armed forces and coalition partners, and fully support the unique and emerging requirements of the defense establishment. All programs contain a military application, and are not duplicated at civilian colleges and universities. The uniqueness of NPS is further enhanced by an outstanding civilian faculty (98% with PhDs) and a motivated and talented multi-service, interagency and coalition student body. Each curriculum has a military sponsor (flag or general officer) who reviews the course content with our faculty and program officers every two years, thus enabling us to change and adjust our courses to quickly meet the current needs of the Dept of Defense and other governmental agencies.
We continue to offer most of our distance learning curricula and certificate programs to the international community. Normal academic requirements, admissions procedures, and funding requirements apply. For course Titles and MASL numbers check out the Distance Learning section that begins on page 33. Additionally, in June 2012 we will offer a one quarter resident certificate program in Defense Planning. See the section on Newest Course Offerings for course specifics.
The information contained on this site is designed to answer basic questions regarding admission, academic programs available and other pertinent information necessary to make an orderly transition to life at the Naval Postgraduate School. Don’t hesitate to call or write if you require additional information. We look forward to supporting your needs, as our number one goal is for our students to enjoy their tours at NPS to the fullest!