Graduate Education Programs
The Naval Academy offers several graduate education opportunities to qualified midshipmen.
(Start graduate work during senior year or immediately after USNA graduation and commissioning)
Civilian-Funded Scholarship Program
- One- to two-year master’s program at prestigious civilian universities in the U.S. and abroad.
VGEP - Voluntary Graduate Education Program
- One-Year master’s program at area civilian universities, beginning in the second semester of senior year.
Bowman Scholarship Program
- One-year STEM-only master’s program at Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA.
- For nuclear submarine and ship officers only.
(Start graduate work after some fleet service)
Navy Burke Scholarship Program
- Up to two-year STEM master's program at Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA after first fleet tour.
Marine Corps Burke Scholarship Program
- Up to two-year master’s program after first fleet tour at NPS or civilian universities.