Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS)



Clyde Scandrett, Ph.D.

Naval Postgraduate School

Code 07, Spanagel Hall, Room 537

833 Dyer Road

Monterey, CA 93943-5117

(831) 656-2027, DSN 756-2027, FAX (831) 656-7861

Associate Dean

Christopher Smithtro, Col, USAF

Code 07B, Spanagel Hall, Room 537

833 Dyer Road

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-3939, DSN 756-3939

The Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences consist of seven Departments, Committee, and two Academic Groups:

Department of Applied Mathematics MA
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ECE
Engineering Acoustics Academic Committee EAAC
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MAE
Department of Meteorology MR
Department of Oceanography OC
Department of Physics PH
Space Systems Academic Group SP
Department of Systems Engineering SE
Undersea Warfare Academic Group USWAG


The Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) supports the Navy and the Department of Defense by educating future leaders to lead, innovate and manage in a changing, highly technological world, and by conducting research recognized internationally for its relevance to national defense and academic quality. More specifically, GSEAS provides advanced technical and scientific knowledge and understanding so graduates:

  • understand the capabilities and limitations of current and future technologies in battle space environments
  • understand and apply emerging and advanced technologies to enhanced war fighting capabilities
  • are able to grow, anticipate, respond and lead in future complex, rapidly changing technological environments
  • are able to represent their organization's technical needs and interests with and within myriad constituencies, to include DoD, the Joint Staff, and industry

GSEAS accomplishes the above by offering high quality, traditional academic degrees that include:

  • Science and engineering curricula tailored to the needs of naval communities and other DoD constituents
  • Research programs funded by the defense community, aligned to future capabilities--integrated into curricula and courses
  • Hands-on education--classroom theory linked to real-world experiences in laboratories, experiments, testing--often classified
  • Blending current operational experience of students, emerging technologies, and cutting-edge faculty in a joint, international culture
  • Life changing education--transforming officers into technical generalists, sub-specialists and war fighters


Traditional degree granting programs are offered by departments, normally at both the master's and Ph.D. levels. Most of these degree programs are an integral part of one or more unique interdisciplinary curricula designed for relevance to national security needs. Each of these curricula infuses cutting edge knowledge into academic courses taught by a dedicated, world-class faculty:

Anti-Submarine Warfare Certificate (274)

Applied Mathematics (380)

Combat Systems Sciences and Engineering (533)

Electronic Systems Engineering (590)

Electrical Systems Engineering (593)

Reactors/Mechanical Engineering via Distance Learning (571)

Mechanical & Naval Engineering (570)

Mechanical & Naval Engineering - Energy Focus (563)

Mechanical Engineering for Nuclear Trained Officers via Distance Learning (572)

Meteorology (372)

Meteorology and Oceanography (373)

Oceanography (440)

Operational Oceanography (374)

Space Systems Engineering (591)

Space Systems Operations (366) *

Space Systems Operations (Distance Learning) (316)*

Space Systems Operations (International) (364)

Systems Engineering (580)

Systems Engineering PhD (581)

Systems Engineering Analysis (308) *

Systems Engineering Certificate (282)

Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (311)

Systems Engineering Management (MSSEM)/ Product Development (Distance Learning) (721)

Underwater Acoustic Systems (Distance Learning) (535)

Undersea Warfare (525) *

Undersea Warfare (International) (526) *

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School/Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (613)

*Indicates an interdisciplinary curriculum offered with the Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences


Within each of these curricula, students have the opportunity to earn a high quality academic degree while focusing on an area relevant to national defense and war fighting capabilities. For example, students enrolled the in Space Systems Engineering (Curriculum 591) have an opportunity to study and do research related to space systems while earning an academic degree from either the Department of ECE, PH, MAE, ME or CS and while students enrolled in the Undersea Warfare (Curriculum 525/526) have the opportunity to study and do research related to undersea warfare while earning a degree from either the Departments of ECE, MA, MAE, PH, OC, or OR. Student research is under the tutelage of faculty with research experience related to national security and is an integral part of the educational experience of each student.

GSEAS offers the following degree programs, each designed and evolved to meet the changing needs of the Navy and defense communities while maintaining high academic standards:

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics

Master of Science in Applied Physics, Ph.D. in Applied Physics

Master of Science in Applied Science (Physical Oceanography), (Acoustics), (Operations Research) or (Signal Processing)

Master of Science in Astronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineer, Ph.D. in Astronautical Engineering

Master of Science in Combat Systems Technology

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineer, Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering Acoustics, Master of Engineering Acoustics, Ph.D. in Engineering Acoustics

Master of Science in Engineering Science

Master of Science in Engineering Systems

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science in Meteorology, Ph.D. in Meteorology

Master of Science in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography

Master of Science in Physical Oceanography, Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography

Master of Science in Physics

Master of Science in Product Development

Master of Science in Systems Engineering, Ph.D. in Systems Engineering

Master of Science in Systems Engineering Analysis

Master of Science in Systems Engineering Management