JPME Phase I Fulfillment & Master’s Degree

FSP students earn JPME Phase I credit and a NWC diploma with successful completion of the three core courses. Once a student completes their first FSP course, they can enroll in the Graduate degree program and complete additional elective courses can earn the Master of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies.
Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.

General Information

Eligibility

Members of the sea services (Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard) in grade O-3 or above, while officers from other services must be in grade O-4 or above. CNO-CMCs are also eligible for enrollment. Additionally, civilian employees of the federal government in the grade of GS-11 and above, or equivalent, are eligible for enrollment. All applicants must have previously earned at least a baccalaureate degree.

Location & Duration

Courses are offered at various locations and normally run from September until the following May.

Learning Format

Courses are offered in seminar format similar to the NWC resident program.

Outcome

JPME Phase I and a NWC diploma are awarded to students that successfully complete the three core courses. students that enroll in the Graduate degree program and complete additional elective courses also earn the Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies.

Program Structure

JPME I

Joint Maritime Operations (JMO)

Required | Core Course
The Joint Maritime Operations course is designed to prepare mid-career U.S. and international military officers and civilians to expand critical and creative thinking and develop problem solving skills as they pertain to decision making and leadership in the maritime domain. Once grounded in operational art, students learn to balance the ways, means, ends, and risks to achieve theater-strategic, and operational objectives.

Strategy and War (S&W)

Required | Core Course
The Strategy and War Course examines how the overall strategic environment shapes operational choices and outcomes. In turn, the course also examines the strategic effects of operations, exploring how battlefield outcomes can change the strategic environment.

Theater Security and Decision Making (TSDM)

Required | Core Course
The Theater Security Decision Making (TSDM) course examines effective decision making and leadership on security issues, focusing primarily at the theater strategic level.

Incoming Students

Contact Information

CDE Fleet Seminar

More Information

The Naval War College has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 1 March 1985 to award the Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies (“MANSSS”) to eligible resident students. To find out more information visit the links below.

Upcoming Events

January 30, 2018
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Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2017 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. The graduating class of 2017 included 423 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 105 international students. Additionally, 1,079 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. 170616-N-WD117-122 NEWPORT, R.I. (June 16, 2017)
Graduate Degree Program Requirements

Receiving Masters in Fleet Seminar

The Naval War College Fleet Seminar Program (FSP) offers joint intermediate level PME through a set of three core courses: Strategy and War, Theater Security Decision Making, and Joint Maritime Operations. In addition to the satisfactory completion of the three core courses (grade of B- or higher), the equivalent of nine semester hours of elective coursework is required.

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