Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2019 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony on Dewey Field in Newport, R.I., June 14.
Students of U.S. Naval War College’s (NWC) 2019 graduating class participate in a commencement ceremony on Dewey Field in Newport, R.I., June 14. The graduating class of 2019 included 318 resident students of the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, federal civilian employees and 110 international students. Additionally, 1,080 students completed coursework through NWC’s College of Distance Education programs. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Jeffrey J. Hanshaw/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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