A U.S. Naval War College (NWC) faculty member participates in a graduation ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island.
A U.S. Naval War College (NWC) faculty member participates in a graduation ceremony at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island. The graduating class of 2016 included 316 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 118 international students. Additionally, 1,174 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/Released)

College of Naval Warfare Outcomes

Upon completion of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) College of Naval Warfare (CNW) program you will receive a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase II credit. Depending on your elective track or participation in additional programs, you may also be awarded Additional Qualification Designations or subspecialty codes.

Completion of Our Program

Senior resident officers in CNW will complete a robust program of academic core courses and electives, as well as professional development. Upon completion you will receive a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies degree and JPME Phase II credit.

Exams, Grades, and Academic Work

NWC is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education to award resident U.S. graduates of CNW with a Master of Arts degree. The college is also accredited by the chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff to award JPME Phase II credit for this senior level program.

Professional Military Education Outcomes

This course, taught to students is designed to support the following senior Level Professional Military Education outcomes:

  • Skilled in Formulating and Executing Strategy & U.S. Policy
  • Skilled in Joint Warfighting, Theater Strategy & Campaign Planning
  • Capable of Strategically-Minded Critical Thinking
  • Capable of Excelling in Positions of Strategic Leadership

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Core Curriculum

You will focus on three core subject areas: national security decision making, strategy and policy, and joint military operations.

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Academic Opportunities

Broaden your understanding of war (and peace) by pursuing group or independent research, and learn from military thought-leaders by attending our conferences and seminars.

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Orientation

New student orientation is a multi-day event designed to prepare you for your upcoming U.S. Naval War College experience and give you the information you need to be ready when classes begin.

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News, Media, & Events

Future Warfighting Symposium: August 2019

Aug. 06, 2019
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

'Ulcer' Strategy: How Iran Can Wage War Against America On the Cheap

Jul. 19, 2019
The National Interest
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