All U.S. resident students in the College of Naval Warfare (CNW) and the College of Naval Command and Staff (CNCS) will be examined and graded in the three trimester studies prescribed by the departments of Strategy and Policy, National Security Affairs, and Joint Military Operations. The final academic grade will be derived by equally weighting and averaging numerical results obtained in the three trimesters.Resident Student Information
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The 10-month program is split into three trimesters, spanning both classroom-style and real-world learning opportunities—and you’ll prepare for higher responsibilities as a senior officer or for executive-level civilian leadership. Visit CNW
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During this 10-month in-resident program combining classroom learning, simulations, and research, you’ll fulfill your Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I credit requirement, and earn a master’s degree. Visit CNCS
International officers may voluntarily take all exams. The faculty evaluates their academic work and provides substantive, written feedback, but does not assign grades to these products. Additionally, the Field Studies Program is designed to give a balanced understanding of the United States culture and institutions as well as American political, social, and economic life. It also provides an increased awareness of the basic issues of internationally recognized human rights. International officers are also encouraged to participate in the electives program.International Student Information
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International Officers in the Naval Command College (NCC) complete a robust program of academic core courses and electives, as well as professional development including a Field Studies program, conferences and symposia, and intramural sports. Visit NCC
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Over the course of your 11 months in Newport, you’ll prepare for positions of higher responsibility through rigorous coursework and diverse field study opportunities. You’ll also educate your classmates, faculty, and guests from the community about your home nation during your cultural presentation. Visit NCC
In the electives program, students will be graded on a High Pass/Pass/Fail basis. Each student must take one elective per trimester that will require an allocation of about 20 percent of his/her effort, with the balance being directed to the prescribed program. All prescribed, elective, and special program requirements must be satisfactorily completed prior to graduation.
Academic Honor Code
The Naval War College diligently enforces a strict academic code requiring students to credit properly the source of materials directly cited in any written work submitted in fulfillment of diploma/degree requirements. Simply put: plagiarism is prohibited. Likewise, this academic code prohibits cheating and the misrepresentation of a paper as a student’s original thought.
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Plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation are inconsistent with the professional standards required of all military personnel and government employees. Furthermore, in the case of U.S. military officers, such conduct clearly violates the “Exemplary Conduct Standards” delineated in Title 10, U.S. Code, Sections 3583 (U.S. Army), 5947 (U.S. Naval Service), and 8583 (U.S. Air Force).
If written work is submitted which appears to violate the Academic Honor Code, the faculty or staff member will notify the Executive Assistant of the department concerned or the Director, College of Distance Education as appropriate. The department will investigate the matter to determine whether or not there is substantial evidence of a violation. If there is substantial evidence, the Chair of the department or the Director, College of Distance Education will refer the matter to the Dean of Academic Affairs.