he forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa.
The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa. Bonhomme Richard is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin V. Cunningham/Released)

Distance Education Students

As an alternative to traveling to Newport, you can pursue your Joint Professional Military Education Phase (JPME) I from your current location. The College of Distance Education at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) offers the same rigorous curriculum and world-class faculty through web delivery or on various bases through its Fleet Seminar Programs.

Academic & Student Expectations

NWC’s distance education programs were designed to fit into the geographic, time, and, sometimes, technological constraints of students unable to participate in our traditional residential program. Even if you’re stationed in a remote area with little internet access, you can complete your JPME Phase I requirements—and advance your career.

While the core and elective curriculum mirrors our prestigious resident program, the course organization and delivery varies by distance learning method:

  • Online students participate in cohorts of about 20, learning from NWC faculty members.
  • Our fleet seminar students are able to take weekly evening classes at military bases around the United States. Each of the three core courses, taught by adjunct and on-campus faculty members, lasts about 34 weeks.

Distance education students have access to online student resources and, upon graduation, become part of the same global network of alumni.

Fleet Seminar

Naval War College’s Fleet Seminar program allows senior officers the flexibility to fulfill Joint Professional Military Education Phase I credits or earn a master’s degree at a location closer to where they live or work.

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Web-Enabled Program

Closely aligned with the College of Naval Command and Staff and our Fleet Seminars, our web-enabled program offers core and elective courses that lead to a diploma.

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Naval War College at the Naval Postgraduate School

Naval War College Monterey is a satellite office of the United States Naval War College, College of Distance Education (CDE) located on campus at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California.

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Distance Education Programs

Fleet Seminar

Naval War College’s Fleet Seminar program allows senior officers the flexibility to fulfill Joint Professional Military Education Phase I credits or earn a master’s degree at a location closer to where they live or work.

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Web-Enabled Program

Closely aligned with the College of Naval Command and Staff and our Fleet Seminars, our web-enabled program offers core and elective courses that lead to a diploma.

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NWC at Naval Postgraduate School

In partnership with NPS, we provide qualified officers and select DoD civilians attending NPS with the opportunity to earn a Naval War College Command & Staff program diploma.

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