The School of Advanced Warfighting provides a graduate-level professional military education for selected field grade officers of the Marine Corps, other Services and selected foreign countries. The school educates officers in capabilities, limitations and requirements of military institutions and the application of that knowledge to improve warfighting capabilities of nations. The curriculum is taught by progressive studies considering the framework for military institutions and how nations prepare for war. SAW focuses on contemporary military history, amplifying problems that military leaders have faced as well as the subsequent influence their solutions have had on military institutions. The instruction is presented in the setting of field grade officer graduate seminars, where the emphasis is on active learning and problem solving. Students may opt to select a Master's Program and upon successful completion be awarded a Master of Operational Studies (MOS) degree.