|Naval Postgraduate School|
|President:||Vice Admiral Daniel T. Oliver (Ret.), USN|
|Location:||Monterey, California, USA|
The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is a research university at the graduate school level operated by the United States Navy. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting A graduate school or ("grad school" is a school that awards advanced degrees such as doctoral degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A graduate school or ("grad school" is a school that awards advanced degrees such as doctoral degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned Located in Monterey, California, it grants both master's degrees and doctoral degrees to its students. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. The students population is composed of active duty officers from U. S. and foreign military services, and of U. S. Government civilians. Most of the faculty population is composed by civilians.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering Department offer ABET accredited degrees.
The Naval Postgraduate School offers research fellowship opportunities at the postdoctoral level to national and international scientists and engineers through the National Research Council research associateship program.
Its campus was once a famous resort (the Del Monte Hotel); some of NPS buildings and the cactus garden date from that time. A resort is a place used for Relaxation or Recreation, attracting visitors for Holidays or Vacations Resorts are places towns or sometimes A cactus (plural cacti) is any member of the Spine plant family Cactaceae, native to the Americas
The Naval Postgraduate School offers graduate programs through four graduate schools and 12 departments:
On June 9, 1909, Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer signed General Order No. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 1909 ( MCMIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The United States Secretary of the Navy ( SECNAV) is the Civilian head of the Department of the Navy. George von Lengerke Meyer ( June 24, 1858 &ndash March 9, 1918) was a Massachusetts businessman and politician who served as 27, establishing a school of marine engineering at Annapolis, Maryland. Marine Engineers are the members of a ship's crew that operate and maintain the propulsion and other systems on board the vessel Annapolis is the capital of the US state of Maryland, as well as the County seat of Anne Arundel County.
On October 31, 1912, Meyer signed Navy General Order No. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting 233, which renamed the school the Postgraduate Department of the United States Naval Academy. The order established courses of study in ordnance and gunnery, electrical engineering, radio telegraphy, naval construction, and civil engineering as well as continuing the original program in marine engineering. A gun is a particular Weapon that propels Projectiles The projectile is generally fired through a hollow tube known as the gun's barrel. Electrical engineering, sometimes referred to as electrical and electronic engineering, is a field of Engineering that deals with the study and application of The term Wireless Telegraphy is a historic term used today as applied to early Radio Telegraph communications techniques and practices See also Shipbuilding (song. Shipbuilding is the construction of Ships It normally takes place in a specialized facility known as a Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built
During World War II, Fleet Admiral Ernest King, chief of naval operations and commander-in-chief of both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets, established a commission to review the role of graduate education in the Navy. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including An Admiral of the Fleet or Fleet Admiral is a military Naval officer of the highest rank Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King GCB ( November 23, 1878 &ndash June 25, 1956) was Commander in Chief United States In 1945, Congress passed legislation to make the school a fully-accredited, degree-granting graduate institution. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Educational accreditation is a type of Quality assurance process under which services and operations of an educational institution or program are evaluated by an external body Two years later, Congress adopted legislation authorizing the purchase of an independent campus for the school.
A post-war review team, which had examined 25 sites nationwide, had recommended the old Hotel Del Monte in Monterey as a new home for the Postgraduate School. Negotiations with the Del Monte Properties Company led to the purchase of the hotel and 627 acres (2. 5 km²) of surrounding land for $2. 13 million.
In December 1951, the Postgraduate School moved across the nation, establishing its current campus in Monterey.
In the summer of 2005, the School was placed on a list of possible base closures by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission along with the Defense Language Institute (DLI). Base Realignment and Closure (or BRAC) is a process of the United States federal government directed at the administration and operation of the Armed The Defense Language Institute ( DLI) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD educational and research institution which provides linguistic and cultural Suggestions were made to combine NPS with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) and possibly move NPS to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The Air Force Institute of Technology ( AFIT) is a Graduate school and provider of professional and continuing education that is part of the United States Air Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Greene and Montgomery counties eight miles (13 km) northeast of Another idea considered was to combine NPS with DLI and leave them in the Monterey Bay area.
On August 25, 2005, the BRAC commission voted unanimously to keep NPS and DLI in Monterey, and to keep them separate. Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Under the terms set by the commission, the Navy will relinquish control of the Postgraduate School's classes and research projects to an oversight board (made up of a combination of representatives from the school and civilian educators), which will report to the Secretary of Defense. The United States Secretary of Defense ( SECDEF) is the head of the U The plan is intended to cut costs by giving the school more authority to make changes to the curriculum and minimize duplication between NPS and AFIT in the aerospace engineering community of practice. Aerospace engineering is the branch of Engineering behind the design construction and science of Aircraft and Spacecraft. "CoP" redirects here This article is about "Communities of Practice"
Today, the school has over 40 programs of study including engineering, physical sciences, space science, computer science, operations research, business, international relations, and other disciplines, all with an emphasis on military applications. Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Physical science is an encompassing term for the branches of Natural science and Science that study non-living systems in contrast to the biological sciences Space science is an all-encompassing term that describes all of the various science fields that are concerned with the study of the Universe, generally also meaning "excluding Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their Operations Research (OR in North America South Africa and Australia and Operational Research in Europe is an interdisciplinary branch of applied Mathematics and It is home to the Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research (CISR) and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). CISR is America's foremost center for defense-related research and education in Information Assurance (IA), Inherently Trustworthy Systems (ITC), and defensive information warfare; and CHDS provides the first homeland security master’s degree in the United States.