NS 4000 Information

NS4000 Great Power Competition Lecture Series/Single Course Enrollment

Please review the FAQs for eligibility.

Next period of instruction: Summer Quarter 2024 (July to September 2024)

Non-NPS Students, to submit for interest/initial vetting please use this form: NS4000 Great Power Competition (GPC) Interest/Vetting Form (Summer 2024) NOTE: USNR reservists are welcome to submit interest via the form. 

NPS Students see below for PYTHON instructions

Please contact: nsadept@nps.edu, Subject: NS4000 with any questions.

About NS4000: With the rise of China and the return of Russia to near-peer military status with the United States, the topic of renewed Great Power Competition (GPC) has moved to the forefront of U.S. defense concerns, supplanting our post-9/11 focus on the Global War on Terrorism.  In 2019, in response to a request from N3/N5, the Department of National Security Affairs at NPS created a first-of-its-kind GPC overview course (NS 4000) to educate NPS students and interested faculty and staff about critical challenges posed by China and Russia. That course attracted some 200 students, faculty, and staff, making it the single largest course at NPS. Since then, this course has been transformed into an asynchronous, distance-learning format to allow it to reach over 2,000 military students and interested civilian personnel at commands across the United States and the world.

After reviewing the FAQs, please complete the above form. This form is to register your interest for initial vetting/determine eligibility. After completing this form, you should expect to hear back from the NSA Department with registration instructions prior to the start of your cohort.

For NPS students already enrolled in another curriculum, add NS 4000 as an overload course in PYTHON and notify your education technician. Please also send an email to nsadept@nps.edu, Subject: NPS Student/NS4000.