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.
Typical course workload includes about eight hours of reading and studying per week, with an additional half hour of online work. Assignments include assessments, essays, and multiple-choice quizzes.
Students can expect to complete the online program in 18 to 24 months. In order to be eligible for a June graduation, students should complete coursework by April 30 of the year in which they wish to graduate.