NPS Apply Online
Naval Postgraduate School - Apply Online

Welcome to the Naval Postgraduate School's Online Application System. First-time visitors may create an account and apply online. Returning users may view status and make changes to existing program applications.

The Naval Postgraduate School offers first-class graduate degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines to eligible U.S. military students, international students, Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees and a limited number of defense contractors.

All applications are processed by the Admissions Office, but the final acceptance decision is determined by the appropriate department faculty. Some departments may have additional application requirements and they are outlined in the Naval Postgraduate School Academic Catalog.

Be sure to review eligibility and department application requirements before applying.

Common Questions from Prospective Students

What application materials are required for a Certificate program?
All applicants applying to a DL certificate program are required to submit official transcripts from the institution(s) where you completed undergraduate courses. If you are a Naval Officer, you must submit transcripts from ALL undergraduate and graduate schools.

What application materials are required for a Masters program?
All applicants must submit official transcripts from ALL attended undergraduate and graduate schools. If you are a USA and USAF officer or a Federal Civilian applying to the School of International Graduate studies, you must also submit official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years. Read more about masters requirements.

What application materials are required for a PhD program?
Beyond your official transcripts, please go here for additional PhD admissions requirements. Applications will not be reviewed by the department until ALL materials have been received.

View more Admissions Frequently Asked Questions.

Additional Web Resources

This is an official U.S. Navy website