Campus Life at U.S. Naval War College and Naval Station Newport
Our historic, 27-acre campus is part of Naval Station Newport, a base that’s also home to 50 military commands, educational institutions, and services. While the focus of your tour at NWC is academics, you’ll also have the chance to participate in social events, student organizations, and intramural athletics. If your spouse is joining you in Newport, they also have access to campus amenities, including a spouses’ club.
Academic Life & Expectations
Your NWC resident academic experience will be demanding—you can expect to put in 50 to 60 hours of work each week, from readings and written assignments to studying for exams. We offer support services to all of our students, including an orientation program and access to a writing center. Our library is open 24/7.
College of Naval Warfare
At our Newport campus, you’ll fulfill your Joint Professional Military Education Phase II credit requirement, and you can also earn a master’s degree. The 10-month program is split into three trimesters, spanning both classroom-style and real-world learning opportunities—and you’ll prepare for higher responsibilities as a senior officer or for executive-level civilian leadership.Visit CNW
College of Naval Command and Staff
At the College of Naval Command and Staff, you’ll join other intermediate-level officers from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard, as well as civilians with equivalent seniority, in developing essential leadership and strategic skills while preparing for increased responsibilities and promotion.Visit CNCS
Apply to NWC as a Civilian
Every academic year, selected departments and agencies are invited to nominate civilian applicants in the grades of GS-14/15 or equivalent for admission to the College of Naval Warfare and civilian applicants in the grade of GS-13 or equivalent for admission to the College of Naval Command and Staff. 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.Visit Registrar
Exploring Newport, Rhode Island
While you’re attending NWC, you’ll have time to take a break from coursework to explore Newport and the New England region, from seaports and mansions to festivals and downtown entertainment.About Newport