Distance Learning Degree, Certificate Opportunities Announced


Story Number: NNS181116-01Release Date: 11/16/2018 8:13:00 AM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy announced Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) distance learning defense-focused master’s degree program opportunities for fiscal year 2019, including the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) and graduate certificates, in NAVADMIN 275/18, Nov. 15.

These distance learning programs enable students to earn certificates or degrees at locations across the nation and around the globe.

NPS distance learning programs are part-time programs, normally lasting 12 to 24 months for officers, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians and some DoD contractor personnel who are unable to attend NPS residential graduate programs. 

Distance learning master’s degree programs consist of one or two classes per quarter, for eight or nine quarters.

The EMBA is a 24-month, part-time online graduate program focused on financial resource management. This fully funded program targets middle to senior-grade active-duty officers, lieutenant commander (select) and above (lieutenant by waiver).

Admission to the EMBA program is available to applicants in any geographic location. The application deadline for the spring 2019 program is Dec. 7, 2018, with online instruction beginning April 2019.

Naval officers completing the EMBA are awarded the 3100P subspecialty code. Officers interested in the EMBA program can visit the NPS EMBA home page at www.nps.edu/emba  for detailed eligibility requirements.

All officers who enroll in a NPS distance learning master’s degree will incur a 2 to 3-year service obligation upon course completion/withdrawal, and all who enroll in a NPS certificate program will incur a 1-year service obligation upon course completion/withdrawal.

Copies of transcripts and participation agreements are required to support the application process for all degree programs.

Distance learning graduate certificates consist of a series of four graduate level courses delivered over four quarters, designed to provide enhanced knowledge and skills in specific subject areas. Graduate certificates are also available to qualified enlisted personnel. DoD contractor personnel applications will be considered for admission on a space-available basis.

A complete list of distance learning programs can be found at http://www.nps.edu/web/DL/. Each program’s webpage has the prerequisites and eligibility requirements for enrollment.

NPS is dedicated to providing relevant, high quality education to empower the next generation of leadership in the DoD, using a variety of delivery methods to expand learning beyond the traditional classroom.

For more information on NPS’s distance learning opportunities, read NAVADMIN 275/18 at www.npc.navy.mil.

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