Naval Postgraduate School Graduate Schools

Naval Postgraduate School is a Public, 4 years school located in Monterey, CA. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The school has 2,866 students (all graduate).

Graduate School Overview

Naval Postgraduate School is a Public, 4 years school located in Monterey, CA. It is classified as a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The school is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (6/30/1955 - Current).
Naval Postgraduate School Directory Information
School NameNaval Postgraduate School
Address1 University Circle, Monterey, CA 93943
Phone831-656-2442
Webhttps://www.nps.edu
Online Applicationhttps://my.nps.edu/web/admissions/apply1
Financial Infohttps://0
The school has 2,866 students (all graduate).
It offers total 81 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research). Among them, 39 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Student Population2,866
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, Post-Master Certificate, and Doctorate (Research)
Number of Programs81 graduate programs
(39 programs available online learning)
Naval Postgraduate School offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)39 Online Programs Available
Special learning OpportunitiesNo Special Learning Available or Reported
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services

Graduate Programs at Naval Postgraduate School

Naval Postgraduate School offers 88 graduate programs for Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 3,014 students have completed their study at Naval Postgraduate School.
Offered Degrees at Naval Postgraduate School
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree3611,557
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship19019
Post Bachelor's Degree2951,438
Post Master's Degree400
Total8863,014
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Naval Postgraduate School by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Military Technologies and Applied Sciences (other) program with 590 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Business Administration and Management program with 333 completers.
  • The most popular Doctorate program is the National Security Policy Studies program with 3 completers.
Naval Postgraduate School offers 88 programs through Master's, Doctorate, and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 3,014 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 1,557 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 1,438 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 94 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Information Technology13-
Computer Science38-
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation15-
Network and System Administration/Administrator28-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)0-
Engineering [+] 550 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering54-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering88-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics33-
Engineering Science39-
Mechanical Engineering46-
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering0-
Systems Engineering182-
Operations Research108-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 17 completers-
Applied Mathematics17-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences [+] 133 completers-
40-
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare32-
Combat Systems Engineering8-
Engineering Acoustics7-
Undersea Warfare0-
Joint Command/Task Force (C3, C4I Systems)5-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences (other)41-
Physical Sciences [+] (1 completers) 26 completers-
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology22-
Meteorology2-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical2-
Physics0-
Acoustics0-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 111 completers-
Homeland Security10-
Critical Infrastructure Protection90-
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Operations11-
Social Sciences [+] 264 completers-
National Security Policy Studies264-
Business [+] 362 completers-
Business Administration and Management333-
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management29-
Project Management0-
Total1,557
Doctorate (Research) Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Computer and Information Sciences0-
Computer Science0-
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation1-
Network and System Administration/Administrator0-
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management (other)1-
Engineering [+] 10 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering1-
Computer Software Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2-
Mechanical Engineering2-
Systems Engineering2-
Operations Research0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 0 completers-
Applied Mathematics0-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Combat Systems Engineering0-
Physical Sciences [+] 4 completers-
Meteorology2-
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical1-
Physics0-
Acoustics1-
Social Sciences [+] 3 completers-
National Security Policy Studies3-
Total19
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Computer and Information Sciences [+] (2 completers) 189 completers-
Information Technology0-
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation24-
Network and System Administration/Administrator0-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance165-
Engineering [+] (1 completers) 333 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering23-
Computer Hardware Engineering2-
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (other)4-
Systems Engineering227-
Operations Research75-
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering2-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 9 completers-
Applied Mathematics9-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences [+] (1 completers) 731 completers-
Intelligence0-
Strategic Intelligence14-
Command & Control (C3, C4I Systems and Operations)0-
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare55-
Combat Systems Engineering0-
Engineering Acoustics13-
Space Systems Operations51-
Undersea Warfare46-
Military Systems and Maintenance Technology (other)8-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences (other)544-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] (1 completers) 45 completers-
Computational Science5-
Data Science, General40-
Physical Sciences [+] 1 completers-
Meteorology1-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 0 completers-
Homeland Security0-
Social Sciences [+] 61 completers-
Social Sciences0-
National Security Policy Studies61-
Business [+] 69 completers-
Business Administration and Management27-
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management42-
Total1,438
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Engineering [+] 0 completers-
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering0-
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics0-
Mechanical Engineering0-
Total0

Graduate Student Population at Naval Postgraduate School

For academic year 2021-2022, total 2,866 students enrolled into Naval Postgraduate School graduate schools . By attending status, there are 1,523 full-time and 1,343 part-time graduate students. By gender, 2,276 male and 590 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,8662,276590
Full-time1,5231,270253
Part-tme1,3431,006337
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 2,027 White (70.73%), 131 Black/African American (4.57%), 286 Hispanic (9.98%), 155 Asian (5.41%), and 267 students with other races. 130 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,8662,276590
American Indian/Native American761
Asian15511639
Black/African American1318942
Hispanic28621670
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander660
White2,0271,624403
Two More533716
Un-Known716110
Non-resident Alien1301219
Naval Postgraduate School offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,343 graduate students (46.86% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively . The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total2,866
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,343
Enrolled Some Online Courses0
Not in Online Courses1,523

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