FY-06 GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE /OF TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

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/OF TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION//



GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)/WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC
INSTITUTION (WHOI) JOINT MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM.  THIS IS AN
EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS (URL),
RESTRICTED LINE (RL) OFFICERS (180X), AND FIRST CLASS MIDSHIPMEN
FROM THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY (USNA) OR A NAVAL RESERVE OFFICER
TRAINING CORPS (NROTC) UNIT TO EARN A MASTERS DEGREE IN OCEANOGRAPHY
FROM THESE PRESTIGIOUS LEARNING INSTITUTIONS.
2.  OFFICERS RETAIN THEIR DESIGNATORS UPON GRADUATION BUT WILL BE
AWARDED THE 6402P SUB-SPECIALTY CODE (OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY).
THE PROGRAM TYPICALLY REQUIRES 24-27 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.
3.  ELIGIBILITY AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
    A.  LT/LCDR URL OFFICERS FROM THE WARFARE SPECIALIST
COMMUNITIES, SPECIFICALLY:  111X, 112X, 131X, OR 132X.
    B.  LT/LCDR RL OFFICERS FROM THE 180X COMMUNITY.
    C.  FIRST CLASS MIDSHIPMEN FROM THE USNA OR AN NROTC UNIT.
NOTE:  MIDSHIPMEN THAT SERVICE SELECT FOR AVIATION CANNOT BE
CONSIDERED FOR THE FY06 MIT/WHOI PROGRAM.
    D.  ACADEMIC PROFILE CODE (APC) OF 012 OR HIGHER IS RECOMMENDED.
    E.  GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) WITHIN THE LAST FIVE
YEARS.  GRE SCORES OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS HAVE GENERALLY EXCEEDED:
VERBAL 650, QUANTITATIVE 650, AND ANALYTICAL WRITING 4.0.
    F.  MUST MEET THE ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF MIT/WHOI.
    G.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REPORT TO MIT/WHOI IN JUN 06.
    H.  MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION AND GRE RESULTS TO MIT/WHOI NLT
15 JANUARY 2006.
4.  APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR COUNSELING ON THE
CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE MIT/WHOI PROGRAM AND
OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS.  FOR CONSIDERATION, A WRITTEN
DETAILER ENDORSEMENT MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE NOMINATION PACKAGE
AUTHORIZING TIMELY RELEASE TO THE MIT/WHOI PROGRAM IF SELECTED.
ENDORSEMENTS SHOULD ADDRESS EACH OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS: CURRENT
TOUR IMPACT, OVERALL INDIVIDUAL CAREER IMPACT, PROJECTED ROTATION
DATE/RELIEF CONCERNS AND NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY IMPACT.
5.  A COPY OF THE APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTATION OF DETAILER AND
COMMANDING OFFICER CONCURRENCE TO DETACH IN TIME TO REPORT TO
MIT/WHOI IN JUNE 2006, MUST BE SENT TO:
     OFFICE OF THE OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY (CNO(N7C))
     ATTN:  DR. WAYNE ESTABROOKS
     US NAVAL OBSERVATORY - BLDG 1
     3450 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW
     WASHINGTON DC 20392-5421
6.  ANTICIPATE THREE QUOTAS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FY-06.  SELECTEES
WILL BE NOTIFIED IN MARCH  2006.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE
PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT
HTTP:/WEB.MIT.EDU/MIT-WHOI
7.  POCS:
- DR. WAYNE ESTABROOKS AT (703) 601-1493 OR EMAIL AT
WAYNE.ESTABROOKS@NAVY.MIL
- MR. STEVE RUTHERFORD AT (202) 762-0590 OR EMAIL AT
STEVEN.J.RUTHERFORD@NAVY.MIL.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM G. L. HOEWING, N1/NT.//
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