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"Growing a New Generation of Leaders for Tomorrow's Military"

The Naval Postgraduate School is an academic institution whose emphasis is on study and research programs relevant to the Navy's interests, as well as to the interests of other arms of the Department of Defense. The programs are designed to accommodate the unique requirements of the military. Our Mission : "To provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of United States and Allied armed forces and enhance the security of the United States." Prospective students, read more here.

Incoming StudentsIncoming Students

Welcome Aboard! 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, which has been home to NPS since 1947, houses state-of-the-art laboratories, numerous academic buildings, a great library, government housing and impressive recreational facilities. Visit the incoming students web site to learn about resources such as Pre-Registration, sponsors, remote access to IT services, your first week, housing, and more.


Current StudentsCurrent Students

Nearly 1,500 students attend the Naval Postgraduate School. The student body consists of officers from the five U.S. uniformed services, officers from approximately 30 other countries and a small number of civilian employees. View information for current students here.


Distance LearningDistance Learning

NPS is dedicated to providing relevant, high quality education, anytime and anywhere. A variety of delivery methods are utilized to expand learning beyond the traditional classroom. View more resources for Distance Learning students here.


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