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Graduate School of Defense Management

The Graduate School of Defense Management (GSDM) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) offers world-class education programs and professional development opportunities in defense management and public policy to U.S. and allied military officers, defense civilians and defense contractors. Our academic and research programs promote national security and support the DON/DOD by developing intellectual leadership in a broad range of topics in defense management. Visit the site.


Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (GSEAS) includes seven departments (Applied Mathematics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, and Systems Engineering) and two academic groups (Space Systems and Undersea Warfare). Applying best practices and state-of-the art advances in science and engineering, GSEAS is at the forefront of research that addresses Navy and DOD needs, with a mission to increase the technical capability of the Navy and United States military forces.  Visit the site.


Graduate School of International and Defense Studies

The Graduate School of International and Defense Studies (IDS) conducts research and offers various education opportunities in international security studies. Programs seek to identify and address current and emerging security challenges and strengthen multilateral and bilateral defense cooperation between the United States and other nations. Visit the site.




Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

The Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS) prepares future senior military leaders to succeed in an uncertain, rapidly changing, and information intensive environment through research and educational programs. Visit the site.

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Naval War College

Naval War College - Monterey

We are a satellite office of the United States Naval War College, College of Distance Education (CDE) located on campus at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. 

NPS Centers

Official NPS Research Centers

Several Research Centers of Excellence have been established at NPS under the auspices of the Associate Provost and Dean of Research.  A Research Center is a group of faculty/staff with a significant concentration of expertise in a particular area normally with an emphasis on applications.  Every Research Center supports the NPS educational mission and displays a clear benefit to NPS, the Navy and/or DoD.

Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Center (ADSC)

Center for Additive Manufacturing

Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR)

Center for Cyber Warfare

Center for Cybersecurity and Cyber Operations (C3O)

formerly the Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research (CISR)

Center for Infrastructure Defense (CID)

Center for Joint Services Electronic Warfare

Center for Materials Research (CMR)

Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS)

Center for Network Innovation and Experimentation (CENETIX)

Center on Contemporary Conflict

Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab

DOD Information Strategy Research Center

Littoral Operations Center (LOC)

Remote Sensing Center (RSC)

SEED Center for Data Farming (Simulation Experiments & Efficient Designs)

Spacecraft Research and Design Center (SRDC)

TurboPropulsion Laboratory


Additional NPS Centers, Programs and Facilities

Acquisition Research Program

Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence for National Security (AOCOE)

Center for Asymmetric Warfare

Center for Decision, Risk, Controls and Signals Intelligence

Center for Defense Management Reform

Center for Edge Power

Center for Executive Education (CEE)

Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS)

Center for Information Warfare and Innovation (CIWI)

Center for Measurement and Signature Intelligence (MASINT) Research

Center for New Security Economics and Net Assessment

Center for Radiation Hardened Electronics

Center for Survivability and Lethality

Center for the Study of Mobile Devices and Communications

Center for the Study of Potential Outcomes

Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare

Culture and Conflict Studies (CCS)

Cryptologic Research Center

Data Science and Analytics Group

Information Dominance Center for Excellence

Information Operations Center for Research

Robo Dojo


Software Engineering Center

Undersea Warfare Center


Unique Research Facilities

The Naval Postgraduate School has several unique research facilities. These facilities have been developed to provide faculty and students with a dynamic research environment to work on problems of special interest to the Department of the Navy/Department of Defense. Classified facilities at NPS allow research up to the Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) level.

Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Program

Cryptologic Research Laboratory (CRL)

Directed Energy Simulation Laboratory

Interactive Digital Environment Analysis (IDEA) Laboratory

Ocean Acoustic Observatory

Radar/Electronic Warfare Laboratory

Rocket and Combustion Laboratory

Secure Computer Network Research Laboratory

Small Satellite Development Laboratory

Secure Space Systems Research

Spacecraft Research and Design Center

Systems Technology Battle Laboratory

TurboPropulsion Laboratory


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