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Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) includes seven departments (Applied Mathematics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, and Systems Engineering) and two academic groups (Space Systems and Undersea Warfare). Applying best practices and state-of-the art advances in science and engineering, GSEAS is at the forefront of research that addresses Navy and DOD needs, with a mission to increase the technical capability of the Navy and United States military forces.  Visit the site.


Graduate School of International and Defense Studies

The Graduate School of International and Defense Studies (IDS) conducts research and offers various education opportunities in international security studies. Programs seek to identify and address current and emerging security challenges and strengthen multilateral and bilateral defense cooperation between the United States and other nations. Visit the site.




Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

The Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS) prepares future senior military leaders to succeed in an uncertain, rapidly changing, and information intensive environment through research and educational programs. Visit the site.

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Applied Mathematics (MA)

Computer Science (CS)

Defense Analysis (DA)

Department of Defense Management (DDM)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Information Sciences (IS)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

Meteorology (MR)

National Security Affairs (NSA)

Oceanography (OC)

Operations Research (OR)

Physics (PH)

Systems Engineering (SE)


Naval War College - Monterey

We are a satellite office of the United States Naval War College, College of Distance Education (CDE) located on campus at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. 

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Unique Research Facilities

The Naval Postgraduate School has several unique research facilities. These facilities have been developed to provide faculty and students with a dynamic research environment to work on problems of special interest to the Department of the Navy/Department of Defense. Classified facilities at NPS allow research up to the Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) level.

Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Program

Cryptologic Research Laboratory (CRL)

Directed Energy Simulation Laboratory

Interactive Digital Environment Analysis (IDEA) Laboratory

Ocean Acoustic Observatory

Radar/Electronic Warfare Laboratory

Rocket and Combustion Laboratory

Secure Computer Network Research Laboratory

Small Satellite Development Laboratory

Secure Space Systems Research

Spacecraft Research and Design Center

Systems Technology Battle Laboratory

TurboPropulsion Laboratory


Naval Warfare Studies Institute (NWSI)

NWSI serves as a front door for the Fleet and US Marine Corps to working with NPS. It was established in 2020 to coordinate NPS interdisciplinary research and educational response to Naval warfighting needs. Enabling teamwork and collaboration with the NPS ecosystem, NWSI informs, coordinates, integrates, advocates and communicates in support of USN N7 and USMC CD&I requirements. For more see: 

NPS Centers

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Research Centers

Research and education each temper the other’s steel at NPS—together they forge innovative solutions and intellectual prowess to create the cutting edge of decisive capability. Research Centers are established at NPS under the auspices of the Dean of Research as per NPSINST 3900.2B. A Research Center is a group of faculty/staff with a significant concentration of expertise in a particular area normally with an emphasis on applications. (Research centers receive no funding from the Navy mission budget; they serve to organize and promote interdisciplinary experts around a common theme.) Every Research Center supports the NPS educational mission and displays a clear benefit to NPS, the Department of the Navy and/or DoD. For more see: 

Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Center (ADSC)

Center for Additive Manufacturing

Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR)

Center for Cyber Warfare

Center for Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations (C3O)

formerly the Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research (CISR)

Center for Infrastructure Defense (CID)

Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare

Center for Materials Research (CMR)

Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS)

Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX)

Center on Contemporary Conflict

Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab

DOD Information Strategy Research Center

Littoral Operations Center (LOC)

Remote Sensing Center (RSC)

SEED Center for Data Farming (Simulation Experiments & Efficient Designs)

Spacecraft Research and Design Center (SRDC)

TurboPropulsion Laboratory


Complementary Co-Located Programs 

Complementing NPS research efforts are teams, groups and programs that include NPS stakeholders, sponsors and communities of interest. These co-located entities are essential to the value proposition of NPS as they contribute to learning, studies, problem solving and applied research without additional cost.

Acquisition Research Program (ARP) 

Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security (AOCOE) 

Crew Endurance Program 

Center for Executive Education (CEE) 

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) 

Center for Information Warfare & Innovation (CIWI) 

Center for Intelligent Systems Education and Research (CISER) 

Climate Security Network 

Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) 

Data Science and Analytics Group 

Defense Resources Management Institute (DRMI) 

Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 

NavalX Central Coast Tech Bridge 

Sea, Land, Air, Military Research Lab (SLAMR) 

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