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Application and Enrollment

NWC programs are for U.S and international military personnel and select government civilians. Enrollment is not open to the general public. For resident student programs, attendance is accomplished through each respective Military Service or sponsoring nation selection and assignment process.

Government civilians selected by their agency or department for attendance in the resident Master's Degree program, as well as all eligible College of Distance Education and Senior Enlisted Academy enrollees are required to submit an application and other required documentation.

Government Civilian Application Process

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College of Distance Education

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International Students

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U.S. Military Resident Programs and Courses, including Senior Enlisted Academy

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Programs Offered & Student Information

Civilian Application

Admission for civilian students nominated by their parent agency to the resident program requires a formal application package be submitted to the Naval War College.

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Programs Offered

Our academic programs, from year-long resident and distance education programs to short-term leadership courses, support our vision and mission.

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Student Information

As the Navy’s “Home of Thought,” we educate and develop competent and ethical leaders, support combat readiness and strengthen global maritime partnerships.

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News, Media, & Events


Naval War College to support RIMPAC 2018

Feb. 22, 2018
News Publication

Eight Bells Lecture Series: Fighters Over the Fleet

Mar. 01, 2018
12:00 p.m.
Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, Newport, RI 02840

Work after #Metoo, your questions- answered

Feb. 22, 2018
Harvard Business Review
Article Publication