Accreditation - NPR

New Program Initiation Process

NPS is dedicated to providing new programs, as needed, in response to the changing needs of the military and defense communities. New program development requires input and consensus from both military and government sponsors who identify emerging needs within the defense community and the academic departments and faculty initiating programs to advance their disciplines and apply them to emerging defense needs.

The new program review process ensures that newly developed programs meet NPS academic standards, and that appropriate infrastructure and funding sources are defined and allocated prior to implementation.

Once a potential new program is identified, a proposal development process is initiated that defines the business case and provides detailed information about strategic, academic, programmatic, support and resource elements. The process includes several stages—new program proposals are reviewed within departments and schools and presented at both the Provost Council and the Academic Council.


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