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Welcome to NPS Online

NPS Online is where barriers are removed to provide flexibility and accessibility to engage in defense-focused graduate education with relevant and specialized military education. At NPS online, you can obtain a degree, certificate or take short courses to gain the knowledge and skills needed to remain responsive to Department of the Navy and National Defense priorities.


We offer graduate education that is fleet relevant, applied, and flexible. Check out our programs in concentrations ranging from data science to leadership, education, and development.


Our certificate programs are designed to provide tailored educational content to advance your continual education goals and career. We seek to help you thrive and promote in your field.

Short Courses

Our short courses are designed and distilled for direct application to your professional skill set. We tailor content to user requests and host short courses all over world.

Academic Resources

Dudley Knox Library

For searchable databases, ejournals, workshops, and numerous scholastic and military online resources.

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Office of Admissions

For information regarding Admissions, including questions about the graduate and certificate application process, submitting official transcripts, and Academic Profile Codes (APC).

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For information regarding NPS IT, including NPS accounts, network access, software and hardware.

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Student Guide

This student guide provides a single source for policy, guidance and procedures relating to DL students participating in graduate education with NPS.

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Lecture Series

NPS Online offers lecture videos that are cross-disciplinary presentations intended to be accessible to broad audiences. These lectures include prominent figures from their respective fields.