FY-09 GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

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SUBJ/FY-09 GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF 
TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION//



REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/14MAY2007//
APMN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.31B, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF 
TECHNOLOGY/WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION JOINT MASTERS IN 
OCEANOGRAPHY PROGRAM (CURRICULUM #375)//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR THE FY-09 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF 
TECHNOLOGY (MIT)/WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION (WHOI) MASTERS 
DEGREE PROGRAM.  THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR AN OFFICER TO 
EARN A MASTERS DEGREE IN OCEANOGRAPHY THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN 
THESE PRESTIGIOUS LEARNING INSTITUTIONS.

2.  THE SELECTEE WILL RETAIN HIS/HER DESIGNATOR UPON GRADUATION AND 
WILL BE AWARDED THE 6402P SUBSPECIALTY CODE (OPERATIONAL
OCEANOGRAPHY) AFTER FULLY SATISFYING THE EDUCATIONAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS 
FOR THIS SUBSPECIALTY CODE.  THE PROGRAM TYPICALLY REQUIRES 24-27 
MONTHS TO COMPLETE.  IT WILL BE EXECUTED UNDER A NAVAL POSTGRADUATE 
SCHOOL (NPS) APPROVED EDUCATION PLAN (EP) THAT MEETS THE EDUCATIONAL 
SKILL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 6402P SUBSPECIALTY CODE.  NO CHANGES MAY BE 
MADE TO THE APPROVED EP WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT OF NPS.

3.  ELIGIBILITY AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FY-09 PROGRAM
INCLUDE:
    A.  LT/LCDR UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) OFFICERS IN DESIGNATORS 111X, 
112X, 131X, OR 132X.
    B.  LT/LCDR RESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS (RL) IN DESIGNATOR 180X.
    C.  USNA AND NROTC MIDSHIPMEN ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION 
FOR THE FY-09 MIT-WHOI PROGRAM IN OCEANOGRAPHY.
    D.  ACADEMIC PROFILE CODE (APC) OF 012 OR BETTER 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 MID JUNE 2009.
    H.  MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION AND GRE RESULTS TO MIT/WHOI TO ARRIVE 
NO LATER THAN 5 JANUARY 2009.  APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE SUBMITTED 
ELECTRONICALLY TO THE MIT-WOODS HOLE PROGRAM OFFICE.  THE MIT/WHOI 
PROGRAM OFFICE ADDRESS IS:
        JOINT PROGRAM OFFICE ROOM 54-911
        MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
        77 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE
        CAMBRIDGE MA 02139

4.  APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER/COMMUNITY MANAGER FOR 
COUNSELING ON THE CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE MIT/WHOI 
PROGRAM AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE ASSIGNMENTS.  FOR CONSIDERATION, 
DETAILER/COMMUNITY MANAGER ENDORSEMENTS MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE 
APPLICATION PACKAGE.  SAMPLE STATEMENT IS AS FOLLOWS:  "I, (DETAILER 
RANK, NAME, AND TITLE), HAVE ADVISED (APPLICANT RANK, NAME) OF THE 
POTENTIAL CAREER IMPACT OF THIS PROGRAM AS WELL AS COMMUNITY 
REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO UTILIZATION OF THE 6402P SUBSPECIALTY 
CODE."

5.  A COPY OF THE APPLICATION WITH COMMANDING OFFICER AND 
DETAILER/COMMUNITY MANAGER ENDORSEMENTS MUST BE SENT BY 5 JANUARY
2009 TO:
     OFFICE OF THE OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY (CNO N84)
     ATTN:  DR. WAYNE ESTABROOKS
     US NAVAL OBSERVATORY BLDG 1
     3450 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW
     WASHINGTON DC 20392-5421

6.  UP TO THREE QUOTAS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FY-09 MIT/WHOI PROGRAM.
THE SELECTEES WILL BE NOTIFIED IN MARCH 2009.

7.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS CAN BE 
OBTAINED ONLINE AT WEB.MIT.EDU/MIT-WHOI/WWW/.  APPLICATION FORMS ARE 
AVAILABLE AT WEB.MIT.EDU/MIT-WHOI/WWW/ADMISSIONS/INDEX.HTML.

8.  POINT OF CONTACT:  DR. WAYNE ESTABROOKS AT (202) 762-0578 OR EMAIL 
AT WAYNE.ESTABROOKS(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.//

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