FY-10 GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

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SUBJ/FY-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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 2010.
    H.  MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION AND GRE RESULTS TO MIT/WHOI TO ARRIVE NO LATER 
THAN 5 JANUARY 2010.  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 FOR COUNSELING ON THE CAREER IMPACT 
OF PARTICIPATION IN THE MIT/WHOI PROGRAM AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE 
ASSIGNMENTS.  FOR CONSIDERATION, DETAILER ENDORSEMENT 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 
ENDORSEMENTS MUST BE SENT BY 5 JANUARY 2010 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 TWO QUOTAS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE FY-10 MIT/WHOI PROGRAM.
THE SELECTEES WILL BE NOTIFIED IN MARCH 2010.

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

8.  POINT OF CONTACT:  DR. WAYNE ESTABROOKS, CNO N84TC, AT
(202) 762-0578 OR EMAIL AT WAYNE.ESTABROOKS(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE EASTER, N1 ACTING.//

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