Academic Offerings

Course Offerings

The Naval Postgraduate School provides relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the naval service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing and to sustain academic excellence, NPS will foster a program of relevant and meritorious thesis and research experiences for NPS students that informs the curricula, supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense, and builds the intellectual capital of NPS faculty. To support the core Navy mission, NPS’ programs are inherently joint, inter-agency, and international.

For a complete list of all out the programs, certificate and short courses offered to International Students, please see our most recent course catalog: IGPO Catalog

Dudley Knox Library

The Dudley Knox Library (DKL) supports NPS academic and research programs.  In addition to a wide arrange of reference materials, books and journals, the library provides computers equipped with applications for research needs, photocopiers and printers, private study rooms, and reliable internet connections. A complete guide to the DKL for International Students can be found here.

Graduate Writing Center (GWC)

Writing academic papers can be especially daunting for students with English as a second (or third) language. To improve takes time and expert feedback, so come to the GWC for workshops and one-to-one coaching for your papers, thesis proposal, and chapters. Use our website to learn about topics such as how to cite and paraphrase, write literature reviews, improve grammar and punctuation, and much more. Contact us:  Visit us: