Academics - Center for Cyber Warfare
NPS is nationally recognized for leadership in the development of cyber education. We are designated by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Research and also as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Education. Subsequently, when NSA become concerned about education in cyber operations as opposed to more traditional information assurance, NPS hosted development workshops with NSA to define the criteria for Cyber Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. Since the inception of these distinctions there are hundreds of universities that have achieved certification in one or several areas, but NPS is one of only seven universities in the country certified in all of the NSA’s focus areas for cyber education and the only gov’t entity among those select seven. NPS delivers a unique program in this regard that many of our courses are taught at the TS/SCI level ensuring our students receive their foundational education in full view of the true extent of U.S. capabilities and our best understanding of threats. There is no one else in the nation providing cyber and networking courses from that paradigm which has resulted in the NPS’s selection as the educator of choice by several components of the intelligence community, the Department of Homeland Security, other services and of course numerous organizations within the Navy. Contact the Admissions office for more information at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Admissions/Index.html.
We accept international students sponsored by their government through the international programs office, and students from all branches of the U.S. military. Additionally, we take students from any element of federal service and have had wonderful students attend from the defense contracting establishment. Contact the Admissions office for more information at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Admissions/Index.html.