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Application & Enrollment

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.

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College of Distance Education

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International Students

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U.S. Military Resident Programs and Courses

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Programs Offered & Student Information

Civilian Application

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.

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Programs Offered

Our academic programs, from year-long resident and distance education programs to short-term leadership courses, support our vision and mission.

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Student Information

As the Navy’s “Home of Thought,” we educate and develop competent and ethical leaders, support combat readiness and strengthen global maritime partnerships.

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News, Media, & Events

War Gaming Introductory Course

Jan. 13, 2020
1:00 p.m.
McCarty Little Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Senior international naval officers visit Bay Campus to learn more about URI, GSO

Apr. 18, 2019
The University of Rhode Island
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