An MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1).
An MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, part of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance operability with partners, serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Taylor King/Released)

Distance Education Students

As an alternative to traveling to Newport, you can pursue your Joint Professional Military Education Phase I from your current location. The College of Distance Education (CDE) at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) offers the same rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty either online or at various bases around the United States.

About Distance Education

Through CDE’s convenient and flexible education formats, officers and select government employees pursue the same caliber of courses as resident students. The core areas of study are strategy and war, theater security decision making, and joint maritime operations.

Distance education students have access to online student resources and, upon graduation, become part of the same global network of alumni.

Seminar Style Classes

Our Fleet Seminar Program delivers courses to students at multiple naval bases and stations around the country. These classes include research, writing, and class discussion; meeting one evening per week for three hours, 34 times per year.

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Online Classes

The Online Program allows students take courses on a computer or mobile device from anywhere. Students will interface with the professor and each other using online discussion boards, group projects, individual essays, and other assignments.

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NWC at the Naval Postgraduate School

The NWC at NPS Program allows NPS students to earn an NWC diploma at our satellite office in Monterey, California. Seminar-style classes include research, writing, and class discussions. Courses are taught by resident NWC faculty permanently assigned to the NWC-at-NPS program.

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More Information on the College

Our Mission

The mission of the U.S. Naval War College is to educate and develop future leaders by growing strategic perspectives, critical thinking, and cultural awareness.

Defining our Goal

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons comprises a variety of services including the library, writing center, bookstore, a hot and cold cafe, information resource department, and more.

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Research & Wargaming

The Center for Naval Warfare Studies complements our educational curriculum by serving as a home for original research, innovative thinking, and creative problem solving.

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News, Media, & Events

Rethinking the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Fleet

Jul. 21, 2020
War on the Rocks
Article Publication

Making Killers: Hate Training and the US Army’s War in Europe, 1942-5

Apr. 27, 2020
Journal of Contemporary History
Article Publication