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)

Naval Command College Outcomes

Upon completion of the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Naval Command College (NCC) program you will receive an NWC diploma, additionally, the President of the college will send a letter of completion to the Chief of your Navy. This end of course letter will report on your accomplishments and professional contribution to the NWC community during your year of study.

Completion of Our Program

International officers in NCC will complete a robust program of academic core courses and electives, as well as professional development. Upon completion you will receive an NWC Diploma and selected students will be eligible to earn a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Exams, Grades, and Academic Work

Students do not receive letter grades for their work; professional pride and commitment to your navy should provide motivation for you to study hard and share your knowledge. Exams are voluntary and faculty will evaluate your academic work to provide written feedback, but no letter grades are assigned.

Furthering Your Education

Students can also apply for a Master of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies at Salve Regina University (SRU) in Newport, Rhode Island. These additional courses can be completed either at SRU night school or via distance education.

For more information on the Master of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies at Salve Regina University, please contact SRU at graduate_studies@salve.edu.

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Research Opportunities

We offer students the opportunity to conduct research at the college or contribute to enhanced understanding of a particular geographic region.

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Conference & Symposia

Our newsworthy lectures, symposia, and conferences give students the opportunity for stimulating encounters with contemporary military, political, and cultural leaders.

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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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News, Media, & Events

Women, Peace and Security Conference Series: 7th Conference

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

Chinese Sea Mines Are Threatening the U.S. Navy

Sep. 13, 2019
The National Interest
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