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)

College of Distance Education

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) extends its rigorous, executive-level programs beyond campus through the College of Distance Education. An alternative to the resident programs in Newport, these programs are delivered online or through faculty-led seminars on location. Students are able to pursue a Joint Professional Military Education Phase I credits, or a master’s degree. Additionally, we offer Introductory, Basic, and Primary Professional Military Education via My Navy Portal.

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College of Distance Education Programs

Seminar-style Classes

The Fleet Seminar Program delivers Joint Professional Military Education Phase I to students at multiple Naval bases and stations across the United States. Seminar-style classes include research, writing, and discussions.

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Classes Taken Online

The Naval Command and Staff, Online Program delivers Joint Professional Military Education Phase I to students online. Courses consist of online discussion boards, individual essays, and other assignments.

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Attending Classes at NPS

Naval War College Monterey is a satellite office of the U.S. Naval War College, College of Distance Education located on campus at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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Resources for College of Distance Education students, a few commonly accessed tools and support services for our distance education students.