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The Naval Postgraduate School offers graduate programs, masters and PhDs, both on and off campus and Distance Learning, through our academic departments.


NPS offers world-class graduate degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines to eligible U.S. military students, international students, DoD civilian employees, and a limited number of defense contractors.

NPS research centers, institutes and Academic Groups deliver defense solutions and develop interdisciplinary expertise across the university's applied research and education programs.

NPS is dedicated to providing relevant, high-quality education, anytime and anywhere. A variety of delivery methods are utilized to expand learning beyond the traditional classroom.

Naval Warfare Studies Institute

We deliver solutions to the Fleet


Only NPS synchronizes student operational experience and graduate education with applied research and faculty expertise to deliver innovative warfighting solutions and leaders educated to employ them. Learn more.

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Naval Postgraduate School 

Higher Education
1001-5000 employees

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) provided post-baccalaureate education to military officers and other members of the United States defense and national security community. The mission of NPS is to provide high-quality, relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the Naval Services, other Armed Forces of the U.S. and our partners, to enhance our national security. 

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Official Instagram page of NPS, a graduate research university offering advanced degrees to the U.S. Armed Forces, DOD civilians and int'l partners.


Adm. Samuel Paparo, a graduate of NPS' Systems Analysis program

"NPS is the flagship technical graduate school for the Navy and DOD," Paparo said. "This school is ruthlessly focused on warfighting, and in the geography that is the hub of technical innovation in the world."
~ Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Samuel Paparo, a graduate of NPS' Systems Analysis program

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