A U.S. Naval War College (NWC) student holds a program during his graduation ceremony held at NWC’s Spruance Auditorium.
A U.S. Naval War College (NWC) student holds a program during his graduation ceremony held at NWC’s Spruance Auditorium. Fifty-two students from the College of Naval Warfare and College of Naval Command and Staff were recognized for their achievements and received either a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies or Master of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/Released)

Naval Staff College Outcomes

Upon completion of the NWC Naval Staff College program you will receive a NWC diploma. Additionally, the President of the Naval War College will send a letter of completion to the Chief of your Navy.

The outcome is an active cadre of alumni, who as senior leaders and decision makers use their understanding and personal relationships to build trust and confidence that enhances cooperation, increases access, improves interoperability, and positively influences strategic decision making throughout the world.

NSC Program

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Completion of NCC

Upon completion of this course, the President of the Naval War 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.

Exams, Grades, and Academic Work

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Field Studies Program

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Field Studies Program

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Electives

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Grades

As an NSC student, you will not receive letter grades for your work.  Your professional pride and commitment to your navy should provide motivation for you to study hard and share your knowledge.

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Furthering your education

Salve Regina University (SRU) in Newport will apply NWC academic credits toward a master of arts degree there.  Additional courses can be completed either at SRU night school or via distance education.  SRU will brief specifics of their program during orientation.

Attending SRU & Outcomes

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Beginning in Academic Year 2017-2018, up to ten NSC students can work towards a Master of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies. Contact the Naval Staff College at nsc@usnwc.edu or (401) 841-2010 for details of this program.

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Other Academic Opportunities

Beyond our core curriculum and robust electives program we offer a variety of related academic opportunities to enhance your educational experience.

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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, as well as professional development.

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Core Curriculum

The Naval War College has three core teaching departments: Strategy and Policy, National Security Affairs, and Joint Military Operations, each with separate faculty.

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