Academic & Student Expectations
NWC’s distance education programs were designed to fit into the geographic, time, and, sometimes, technological constraints of students unable to participate in our traditional residential program. Even if you’re stationed in a remote area with little internet access, you can complete your JPME Phase I requirements—and advance your career.
While the core and elective curriculum mirrors our prestigious resident program, the course organization and delivery varies by distance learning method:
- Online students participate in cohorts of about 20 in the Naval Command & Staff 41-week program.
- Our fleet seminar students are able to take weekly evening classes at military bases around the United States. Each of the three core courses, taught by adjunct and on-campus faculty members, lasts about 34 weeks.
Distance education students have access to online student resources and, upon graduation, become part of the same global network of alumni.
Naval War College’s Fleet Seminar program allows senior officers the flexibility to fulfill Joint Professional Military Education Phase I credits or earn a master’s degree at a location closer to where they live or work.More on Fleet Seminar
Our online program offers a Naval Command & Staff course that leads to a diploma and JPME-I certification. Our online electives enable Graduate Degree Program students to satisfy requirements for the master’s degree.More on Online Programs
Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School
Naval War College Monterey is a satellite office of the United States Naval War College, College of Distance Education (CDE) located on campus at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California.More on NWC at NPS