Graduate Education Programs  

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The Naval Academy offers several Graduate Education opportunities to qualified Midshipmen and consist of the following immediate and delayed programs to military and civilian universities:

Immediate Programs

(Start graduate work during senior year or immediately after USNA Graduation)

Civilian Funded Scholarship Program

  • One or Two-Year Master’s Program at Prestigious Civilian Universities in the U.S. and Abroad
  • Up to 20 participants per class

VGEP - Voluntary Graduate Education Program

  • One-Year Master’s Program at Area Civilian Universities Normally Beginning Second Semester of USNA Senior Year
  • Up to 20 participants per class

Bowman Scholarship Program

  • One-Year Master’s Technical Program at Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) in Monterrey, CA
  • For Nuclear Sub and Ship Officers Only
  • Up to 14 participants per class

Delayed Programs

(Start graduate work after some fleet service)

  • Navy Burke Scholarship Program

    • Two-Year Technical Master’s Program at Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) in Monterrey, CA after First Fleet Tour
    • Up to 15 Scholarships awarded per class
  • Marine Corps Burke Scholarship Program

    • Two-Year Technical or Non-Technical Master’s Program after first fleet tour at NPS or Civilian Universities
    • Up to 15 Scholarships awarded per class
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