The Naval Postgraduate School- NPS
The Naval Postgraduate School or NPS is a very unique institution of learning in Monterey. To get in you have to either be in the military or a foreign military or a state, local or federal government employee. The Naval Postgraduate School has many of the same programs as many Universities with an emphasis on the hard sciences and applied research as opposed to theoretical research. One of their better known programs is MOVES Modeling Virtual Environments and Simulation. This program helps to build better training for our soldiers in the field.
The Naval Postgraduate School does a lot of applied research primarily directed to our military efforts however so much of that is also adaptable to the civilian sector. So this research helps all of us not just the military community. If you fit the criteria to enroll at NPS you should really look into it.