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Additional Academic Opportunities

Beyond our core curriculum and robust electives program we offer a variety of related academic opportunities to enhance your educational experience. These opportunities both complement, and in some cases, are taken in lieu of core or elective offerings.

Conferences & Symposia

Our wide variety of newsworthy lectures, symposia, and conferences give students the opportunity for stimulating encounters with contemporary military, political, and cultural leaders from both the professional and academic communities.

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Research Opportunities

We offer students unique opportunities to conduct advanced research at the college or contribute to enhanced understanding of a geographic region, including Regional Study Groups and mentored individual research.

Advanced Research Programs

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Individual Regional & Specialized Projects

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Specialized Elective Tracks

Advanced Strategist Program

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Maritime Advanced Warfighting School

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Graduate Certificate in Ethics and Emerging Military Technology

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Graduate Certificate in Maritime History

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Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Ethics

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Intermediate resident officers in the College of Naval Command and Staff will complete a robust program of academic core courses and electives, as well as professional development.

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New student orientation is a multi-day event designed to prepare you for your upcoming U.S. Naval War College experience and give you the information you need to be ready when classes begin.

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JPME Phase I & Master’s Degree

The selective, residential program at the College of Naval Command and Staff attracts educated officers with outstanding career performance records.

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News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday

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