Web-Enabled Program

Naval War College’s web-based program, offered through the College of Distance Education, allows officers to earn joint professional military education credits no matter where they live or work.

Line handlers assist in mooring the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit John P. Murtha (LPD 26) as it arrives at Naval Station Newport in preparation for the Chief of Naval Operations' 22nd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Line handlers assist in mooring the amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit John P. Murtha (LPD 26) as it arrives at Naval Station Newport in preparation for the Chief of Naval Operations' 22nd International Seapower Symposium (ISS) at U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. 160916-N-TR360-090 NEWPORT, R.I. (Sept. 16, 2016)

Onboard and online

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. Online students participate in cohorts of about 20, learning from Naval War College faculty members.

About Web-Enabled Program

NWC’s College of Distance Education (CDE) offers its three core courses in an online format:

  • Strategy and War - four credits, 17 weeks
  • Joint Military Operations - four credits, 34 weeks
  • Theater Security Decision Making - four credits, 17 weeks

In addition the core curriculum, student can also choose from a variety of three-credit electives, ranging from culture and economics to specialized warfare and security topics.

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to enroll in CDE’s web-enabled program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree and one of the following positions:

  • Sea power officer (Navy, Marine, or Coast Guard), active and reserve, at grade O-3 to O-6
  • Department of Defense-related civilian at grade of GS-11 or above
  • Army and Air Force officer of O-4 or above

Technology Requirements

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Enrollment & Application Process

You can apply online for the web-enabled program. After acceptance, you will select one course for which you’d like to be considered; typical wait-time for approval of your first course is five to seven months.