- What are the time requirements?
Fleet Seminar Program: Three courses are required to fulfill the requirements of the College of Naval Command and Staff Diploma. The normal academic year runs from September through April to complete each course.
Web-enabled Program: Command & Staff (three courses): There are four modules in the Strategy & War course, two modules in the Theater Security Decision Making course, and six blocks in the Joint Maritime Operations course. It takes approximately 18 months to complete all requirements for this diploma with JPME Phase I certification.
CD-ROM Program: Command & Staff (three courses): There are three modules in the Strategy & War course, two modules in the Theater National Security Decision Making course, and six blocks in the Joint Maritime Operations course. It takes approximately 12 months to complete all requirements for this diploma with JPME Phase I certification.
- Do I have to buy the books?
Not for the core courses. The books are issued to each student to be returned at the completion of the course or module. Students can purchase books through the Naval War College Book Store. For elective courses, students will be required to purchase books.
- Can I take the course underway?
Yes. The CD-ROM program requires email connectivity only. You can take a web-enabled course provided you have weekly web connectivity , usually 30 minutes per week at your choice of time.
- Do I get a Master's Degree?
The Naval War College has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1 March 1984. Beginning in the fall of 2001, the Masters Degree Accreditation was extended to the fleet seminars in the National Capital Region. Today, all Fleet Seminar sites are certified. Students at all sites are able to earn a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies degree from the Naval War College. More information can be found on the Graduate Degree Program webpage.
- Can I transfer credits to a civilian institution?
A number of students each year apply their NWC course-work toward a Masters Degree at a civilian institution. Since the courses in the NWC Nonresident Program have been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), many colleges and universities will accept transfer credit for successful completion of each core course.
- Can I transfer between the Seminar Program and CD-Based or Web Program?
Yes. Allowance will be made for students to complete our core courses via the web or cd-rom if they are unable to take all three Fleet seminar courses. However, this will preclude them from the Graduate Degree Program.