U.S. Naval War College (NWC) programs are for U.S. and international military personnel and select government civilians. Enrollment is not open to the general public. For resident student programs, attendance is accomplished through each respective military service or sponsoring nation selection and assignment process.
Government civilians selected by their agency or department for attendance in the resident master's degree program, as well as all eligible College of Distance Education (CDE) enrollees are required to submit an application and other required documentation.
Civilian applications are submitted to the registrar. To learn more click here:
For application and eligibility information on CDE programs, find your specific program and instructions here:
Additional information for international military students can be found here:
For U.S. military personnel interested in attending one of our programs, your first stop is usually your respective service assignments branch for information on selection and assignment.
Admission for civilian students nominated by their parent agency to the resident program requires a formal application package be submitted to the Naval War College.
Our academic programs, from year-long resident and distance education programs to short-term leadership courses, support our vision and mission.
As the Navy’s “Home of Thought,” we educate and develop competent and ethical leaders, support combat readiness and strengthen global maritime partnerships.