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Marine Corps University (temporary portal)

The official MCU website at is currently undergoing maintenance. This temporary portal is hosted by the Gray Research Center and will be accessible until the MCU website comes back online.

The MCU website is currently undergoing maintenance. This temporary portal is hosted by the Gray Research Center and will be accessible until the regular site comes back online.  General MCU information and updates will be provided here.

About MCU

Marine Corps University (MCU), also known as Education Command (EDCOM), oversees a series of schools that Marines attend progressively throughout their careers, regardless of military occupations. Incorporating teaching approaches common to any higher education institution, the combined military and civilian professor faculty strives to foster critical thinking and decision-making skills through a balance of directed readings and writings, guest lectures, historical case studies, small-group discussions, military planning exercises, and shared experiences. The Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited MCU to award three masters degrees.

MCU is the PME advocate for our Corps, and is charged with developing, implementing, and monitoring PME policies and programs and educating the force. The design of the progressive PME learning system educates Marines by grade throughout their careers. PME programs consist of resident and non-resident instruction, professional self-study, and the CMC’s professional reading program.

Resident programs present a unique learning opportunity in that they allow sister service, inter-agency, and foreign service students to participate in the education and exchange of ideas with Marine students. Non-resident programs are also critical to the education of the force, as the majority of officer and enlisted Marines pursue education via distance education rather than resident instruction. The main campus of MCU is located in Quantico, VA, and consists of the following officer PME schools and colleges:

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