Fleet Seminar Program

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Fleet Seminar Program delivers the NWC Joint Professional Military Education Phase I to students who cannot attend the NWC in-residence. Courses are offered at multiple Naval bases and stations across the United States and are led by adjunct and visiting NWC faculty members. Our fleet seminars deliver the same quality content as found on our main campus.

Players participate in the Defend Forward: 2019 Critical Infrastructure War Game at the U.S. Naval War College, July 25, 2019.

Course Highlights

  • Students typically complete this program in three years.
  • Students earn JPME Phase I credit and an NWC diploma.
  • Active Officers, Reserve Officers, and Government Civilians can apply.
  • FSP needed for master's degree.
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Who is Eligible

Active Officers, Reserve Officers, and Government Civilians can apply for FSP, contracted personnel are not eligible to apply.

  • Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard must be in the grade of O3 and above
  • Active and reserve officers in other military services must be in the grade of O4 and above
  • Any federal civilians in the grade GS11 and above, or equivalent, are eligible to apply for FSP. Selected staff members in the federal Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary branches are also eligible.

For more information please visit our Eligibility & Overview page.

What to Expect

Students typically take three years to complete all core courses.

  • Seminar-style classes that also include research, writing, and class discussion
  • Classes meet one evening per week for three hours
  • Courses offered at multiple Naval bases and stations across the United States

For more information please visit our Location & Availability page.

How to Enroll

The application period for FSP is closed, please check back April 1st to May 31st, 2020.

  • FSP is an online application
  • New students must submit an initial application, which is then reviewed to determine eligibility
  • Continuing students can request dual enrollment

For more information please visit our Enrollment page.