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"The best and  brightest military officers from the United States and around the world come to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, to work with world class faculty on real military and defense problems. At NPS, they gain both the intellectual know how and the practical skills for improving defense technologies, systems and programs."

George H.W. Bush
41st President, United States

Mission Statement

The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide 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 and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.
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NPS at a Glance

Student population, degrees conferred, research programs and much more -- all the facts and figures you need to know about the NPS community.

History of NPS

From star-studded luxury to a pre-flight school to DoD’s premier graduate university, NPS boasts a rich and colorful history worth further exploration.

Military Community

NSA Monterey offers a wide range of family resources, activities, and services to all branches of the military.


Visiting Campus

The NPS Welcome and Historic Center provides static displays and interactive media offering visitors a greater understanding of the university's historical contributions, as well as its current mission and objectives.

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