Welcome - Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Who We Are

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (GSEAS) has been the bedrock of the Naval Postgraduate School since its establishment as the School of Marine Engineering at Annapolis in 1909 and its expansion in 1912  Today, GSEAS includes seven departments (Applied Mathematics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physics, and Systems Engineering) and three academic groups (Energy Academic Group, 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. 

A Message from Dean Dr. Ronald Giachetti


GSEAS really is a different kind of school. Its dual mission of sustaining high quality graduate education in engineering and applied sciences while simultaneously sustaining relevance to national security needs best characterizes the difference between GSEAS and a typical graduate school of engineering.
More to the point, we offer unique, dynamic, and innovative programs for today’s military officers and DoD civilians. Our goal is to educate the next generation of U.S. and international leaders and prepare them for the uncertainties and challenges of a rapidly changing technological world. Read more.

GSEAS Latest News

With the help of several NPS students, Dr. Anthony Gannon is exploring innovative methods to produce hydrogen fuel utilized by various current and possibly future Navy platforms, like this hydrogen-powered UAV flown by NPS researchers at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain testing facility in the former Ft. Ord.

Four Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) students, representing the Navy and Army, have each conducted thesis research to advance and address unique aspects of the Mobile CubeSat Command and Control (MC3) Network, a Department of Defense (DOD)-led ground station network providing common-use infrastructure for small satellite research. 

NASA Astronaut and NPS alumnus Navy Cmdr. Victor Glover is pictured onboard the International Space Station (ISS) where the university is currently working with the ISS Research team on the development of new applications of mobility for the Astrobee spacecraft robotic vehicles.

Alumni Spotlight

"In no other higher education facility will you get an education tailored to advancing engineering specifically associated with the needs of the Navy and Warfighter. I am beyond humbled to be a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Program at NPS!"
RDML Jason M. Lloyd, NPS Alumnus

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The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) provided post-baccalaureate education to military officers and other members of the United States defense and national security community. The mission of NPS is to provide high-quality, relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of the Naval Services, other Armed Forces of the U.S. and our partners, to enhance our national security. 

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