Quick Facts

The School

The Naval Postgraduate School provides relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the naval service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing and to sustain academic excellence, NPS will foster a program of relevant and meritorious thesis and research experiences for NPS students that informs the curricula, supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense, and builds the intellectual capital of NPS faculty. To support the core Navy mission, NPS’ programs are inherently joint, inter-agency, and international.

The Campus

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, home to NPS since 1951, houses state-of-the-art laboratories, numerous academic buildings, an award-winning library, government housing and impressive recreational facilities.

The Students

The student body consists of officers from all branches of the U.S. uniformed services, civilian employees of the federal, state and local governments, as well as officers and civilians from 55 foreign countries. A limited number of defense contractors and enlisted personnel are also enrolled. Selection for graduate education at NPS is based upon outstanding professional performance, promotion potential, and a strong academic background.

The Faculty

Drawn from a broad array of educational institutions, the faculty represent a prestigious collection of scholars, the majority of whom are civilians. Faculty interaction with students is high and every class is taught directly by a faculty member. All tenure and tenure-track faculty hold a doctoral degree. Other faculty are credentialed experts in their fields of study.

The Degrees

The Naval Postgraduate School confers the following advanced degrees: Master of Arts Degree, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science Degree, Engineer's Degree, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Engineering.

For more information on admission, contact:

Naval Postgraduate School

Admissions Office

1 University Circle, He-022

Monterey, CA 93943

Telephone: (831) 656-3093 / DSN 756-3093

E-mail: grad-ed@nps.edu


The online edition of the School's catalog is updated Quarterly and located at: www.nps.edu/Academics/Admissions/Registrar/AcademicCatalog