Royal Canadian navy Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Patchell, walks with a procession of international U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students to Dewey Field at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island, in preparation of a graduation ceremony.
Royal Canadian navy Lt. Cmdr. Samuel Patchell, walks with a procession of international U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students to Dewey Field at NWC in Newport, Rhode Island, in preparation of a graduation ceremony. One-thousand five-hundred eighteen joint military, civilian, and international students graduated from the NWC, June 20, and were recognized for their achievements by Adm. John M. Richardson, director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and Rear Adm. Walter E. “Ted” Carter Jr., president, NWC, during the ceremony. Graduating students received either a NWC diploma or a Master’s of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl/Released)

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Beyond our core curriculum and robust electives program we offer a variety of related academic opportunities to enhance your educational experience. These opportunities both complement, and in some cases, are taken in lieu of core or elective offerings.

Conferences & Symposia

Our wide variety of newsworthy lectures, symposia, and conferences give students the opportunity for stimulating encounters with contemporary military, political, and cultural leaders from both the professional and academic communities.

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Individual Regional & Specialized Projects

We offer students unique opportunities to conduct advanced research projects or contribute to enhanced understanding of a geographic region through mentored, individual research. Exceptionally-qualified students may take individual research projects in place of a required elective. These full-time research programs, supervised by faculty advisors with expertise in the areas studied, involve group work, individual study, faculty collaboration, wargaming, workshops, and even research trips.

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Specialized Elective Tracks

We offer specialized elective tracks for international students who have been selected for the International Master of Arts Program, these tracks run in conjunction with the Naval Staff College curricula.

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Intermediate international officers in the Naval Staff College will complete a robust program of academic core courses and electives, as well as professional development.

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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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Naval Staff College Diploma

International officers in the Naval Staff College complete a robust program of academic core courses and electives, including a Field Studies Program and country presentations.

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News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2019

Nov. 13, 2019
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Yes, China Has Missiles That Could Destroy the Navy's Aircraft Carriers

Nov. 10, 2019
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