School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS)

Website

www.nps.edu/sigs http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/

Dean

James J. Wirtz, Ph.D.

Naval Postgraduate School

Code 04, Herrmann Hall West, Room 414

1 University Circle

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-3781, DSN 756-3781, FAX (831) 656-1018

jwirtz@nps.edu

Associate Dean

Andrew "Pete" Boerlage, M.A

Code 04, Herrmann Hall West, Room 416

(831) 656-3791, DSN 756-3781, FAX (831) 656-1018

apboerla@nps.edu

Military Associate Dean

Jim McReynolds, CAPT, USN

Code 04, Herrmann Hall West, Room 412

(831) 656-3782, DSN 756-3782, FAX (831) 656-1018
jlmcreyn@nps.edu

The School of International Graduate Studies includes:

Center for Homeland Defense and Security NS
Department of National Security Affairs NS
Center for Civil-Military Relations CM
Center for Contemporary Conflict NS
International Graduate Programs Office IGPO

Overview

The School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS) conducts research and offers Master's degrees in Security Studies. Its programs seek to identify and address current and emerging security challenges, and to strengthen multi-lateral and bilateral defense cooperation between the United States and other nations. SIGS offers innovative interdisciplinary curricula, both in-residence and via distance learning, in regional and international security studies, civil-military relations, and homeland security.

Programs Offered

Master of Arts in Security Studies (in-residence)

The Department of National Security Affairs offers Master of Arts degrees in a variety of regional and topical specialties within the field of Security Studies. MA programs require between twelve and eighteen months of in-residence study to complete.

Master of Arts in Security Studies (hybrid distance learning)

The Department of National Security Affairs and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security offer a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense), which may be obtained via a combination of web-based distance learning and brief periods of intense in-residence study.

Short Courses and Executive Education (in residence)

The Department of National Security Affairs, the Center for Civil-Military Relations, and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security offer a variety of in-residence, non-degree short courses, ranging from one to four weeks length. Topics vary from year to year, and are chosen to provide senior leaders with a concise, academically-grounded understanding of matters of particular current importance.

Mobile Education Teams

Mobile education teams comprised of or led by SIGS faculty provide a wide range of off-site short courses, senior executive seminars, and lecture series, similar in character to our in-residence short courses. Such programs may be delivered overseas, at other locations in the United States, or afloat and in-country with deployed forces.