Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses students, staff and faculty at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Web-Enabled Program

Our Web-Enabled Program is offered to eligible students located throughout the world. The program is closely aligned with the College of Naval Command and Staff curriculum and the Fleet Seminar Program. This diploma program is designed to be completed in about 18-24 months. Because of the substantial amount of time required for each course, a request for enrollment constitutes the commitment on the part of the student of a minimum of eight or more hours each week of reading and study and about 30 minutes per week of online work. Students taking their first core course in the Web-Enabled Program will take a five-week Foundational Knowledge Course that precedes their entry into the core course. This "refresher" course will ensure the student has the proper foundational tools to succeed in the follow on graduate-level core courses.

During this course of study, the student will submit a variety of written assignments in the form of assessments, answers to multiple choice questions, and essays. Time limits for submission of written materials are specified in individual syllabi. Neither partial submissions nor multiple submissions are acceptable. Partial submissions will not be reviewed, nor do they satisfy a completion deadline. Students who do not meet submission deadlines will be disenrolled from the program.

Written requirements are evaluated to first determine if the student has demonstrated an understanding of the basic principles and concepts the course is designed to convey. They will then be evaluated in terms of logical development and, in some cases, depth of analysis. These reviews are intended to be a continuation of the learning process for all students. Study materials for each module/block should not be returned to the College until these reviews are received.

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Apply for the Web-Enabled Program

An initial online application for the Web-Enabled Program must be submitted to enroll in the Web-Enabled Program.

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JPME Phase I for Web-Enabled

The College of Distance Education Web-Enabled Program allows eligible students to earn a diploma and meet their JPME Phase I requirements from any location with internet access throughout the world. The program is closely aligned with the College of Naval Command and Staff curriculum and the Fleet Seminar Program.

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Core Curriculum

The Naval War College bases its programs on three core courses: Strategy and War, Theater Security Decision Making, and Joint Maritime Operations. The College of Distance Education offers these same courses to our students adapted for delivery.

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