FY11 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD

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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY11 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM 
SELECTION BOARD.  THE NAVY IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR FIVE QUOTAS IN THE 
DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM FOR FY11.  THE SELECTION BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO 
CONVENE 14 OCTOBER 2010.  THIS PROGRAM IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR 
ELIGIBLE OFFICERS WHO POSSESS A MASTER'S DEGREE (OR ARE SCHEDULED TO 
COMPLETE A MASTER'S DEGREE) AND MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN REF A TO 
EARN A DOCTORAL DEGREE.
2.  ALL STUDIES SHALL COMMENCE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 2011.  THE 
FOLLOWING DOCTORAL DEGREES AND RELATED SUBSPECIALTY SYSTEM CODES (SSC) 
ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) IN FY11:
 
CURRICULUM TITLE                      SSC        REQUIRED DESIG
COMBAT SYSTEMS                        5700D      144X ONLY
OCEANOGRAPHY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES     6402D      ANY URL/RL
METEOROLOGY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES      6403D      1800 ONLY
POLITICAL STRATEGY AND INTELLIGENCE   2000D      ANY URL
THE FOLLOWING DEGREE AND RELATED SSC IS AVAILABLE AT THE MASSACHUSETTS 
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) IN FY11:

CURRICULUM TITLE                      SSC         REQUIRED DESIG
NAVAL CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING    5100D       144X ONLY

3.  ALL NAVY APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR COUNSELING ON 
THE CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM.  IN 
ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE SELECTION BOARD, A WRITTEN/SIGNED 
STATEMENT FROM THE DETAILER MUST BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION PACKAGE.  
STATEMENT SHOULD INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:  "I, 
(DETAILER RANK, NAME, AND TITLE), HAVE ADVISED (APPLICANT RANK, NAME) 
OF THE POTENTIAL CAREER IMPACT OF THIS PROGRAM."
4.  THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR ALL DOCTORAL STUDY AT NPS IS A TWO-STEP 
PROCESS.  
STEP ONE:  REVIEW OF ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO DOCTORAL 
STUDIES AT THE NAVAL POST GRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS).  NPS WILL REVIEW ALL 
APPLICATIONS FOR PHD PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY.  ONLY APPLICANTS THAT MEET 
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FOR THE NPS PHD PROGRAM WILL BE SELECTION BOARD 
ELIGIBLE.  STEP TWO:  THE SELECTION BOARD WILL CONVENE AT NAVY 
PERSONNEL COMMAND TO SELECT OFFICERS FROM THOSE DETERMINED TO BE
PHD PROGRAM ELIGIBLE FOR THE DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM.  
5.  NPS AND MIT APPLICANTS:  THE APPLICATION PACKAGE MUST BE SUBMITTED 
NO LATER THAN 14 SEPTEMBER 2010 TO:
    NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND
    CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER PERS-00R
    OCTOBER 2010 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD (BOARD ID  
    #31)
    5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE
    MILLINGTON, TN 38055-0000
NPS APPLICANTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE THE NPS ONLINE APPLICATION AT:  
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/ADMISSIONS/APPLYONLINE/APPLYNOW.HTML AS 
SOON AS POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION, SUBMIT A COPY 
OF THE APPLICATION PACKAGE TO NPS NO LATER THAN 14 SEPTEMBER 2010 TO:  
    OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS 
    CODE 01C3
    NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL  
    1 UNIVERSITY CIRCLE HE-019 
    MONTEREY, CA 93943-5100
DUE TO THE SHORT TIME BETWEEN THE APPLICATION DEADLINE AND BOARD DATES 
THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS TO THIS DEADLINE.  
6.  THE BOARD APPLICATION PACKAGE SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING 
INFORMATION:
    A.  NAME, RANK, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (LAST 4 ONLY)/DESIGNATOR.
    B.  CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE AND EMAIL.
    C.  DESIRED AREA(S) OF STUDY AND DEPARTMENT OF THE PROPOSED MAJOR 
SUBJECT AREA.
    D.  EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND (SCHOOLS ATTENDED, DEGREES AWARDED, 
MAJOR, THESIS TOPIC).
    E.  BRIEF OUTLINE (200 WORDS OR FEWER) OF SPECIFIC AREAS OF 
INTEREST WITHIN THE PROPOSED AREA OF STUDY (PER NPS APPLICATION 
WEBSITE).
    F.  OFFICIAL SEALED COPIES OF ALL UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE 
TRANSCRIPTS FROM THE DEGREE GRANTING INSTITUTION (PER NPS APPLICATION 
WEBSITE).  APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR ONLY THE MIT PROGRAM MAY INCLUDE 
UNOFFICIAL COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS IN THE APPLICATION PACKAGE.
    G.  RESULTS OF A GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) GENERAL TEST 
TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS (PER NPS APPLICATION WEBSITE).  THIS 
IS REQUIRED OF ALL APPLICANTS, EVEN IF PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED NPS.[n1]
    H.  TWO SIGNED LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (PER NPS APPLICATION 
WEBSITE).
    I.  FITNESS REPORTS AND TRAINING CERTIFICATES (NOT INCLUDING 
TRANSCRIPTS) WHICH ARE NOT IN THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE 
(OMPF) (WEB ENABLED RECORD REVIEW (WERR) OR CD/ROM) OR ON THE OFFICER 
SUMMARY RECORD (TO NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND ONLY).
    J.  COMMAND ENDORSEMENTS (TO NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND ONLY).
    K.  WRITTEN, SIGNED STATEMENT FROM DETAILER ACKNOWLEDGING 
COUNSELING ON CAREER IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE DOCTORAL STUDIES 
PROGRAM. 
7.  APPLICANTS SHOULD ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF THEIR OFFICER SUMMARY 
RECORD AND OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL RECORD BEFORE THE BOARD CONVENES.  
RECORDS CAN BE REVIEWED THROUGH WERR.  LETTERS TO THE SELECTION BOARD 
PRESIDENT ARE OPTIONAL.  ANY CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD MUST BE SENT 
VIA THE OFFICER CONCERNED PER MILPERSMAN 1401-010.
8.  PER REF B, OFFICERS WILL INCUR A SERVICE OBLIGATION OF A PERIOD OF 
THREE TIMES THE LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM, UP TO A MAXIMUM OF FIVE YEARS.  
THE OBLIGATION WILL BE SERVED CONCURRENTLY WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE 
OBLIGATION AND WILL COMMENCE UPON COMPLETION OF, OR WITHDRAWAL FROM, 
THE DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM.
9.  OFFICERS WHO RECEIVED NAVY FUNDED GRADUATE EDUCATION WILL SERVE ONE 
TOUR IN A VALIDATED SUBSPECIALTY POSITION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BUT NOT 
LATER THAN THE SECOND TOUR FOLLOWING GRADUATION.  
10.  SELECTIONS FOR THE FY11 PHD PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA 
NAVADMIN.
11.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- NPS PHD COORDINATOR, AT (831) 656-3093/DSN 756 OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
GRAD-ED(AT)NPS.EDU.
- LT JOSHUA LIPPS, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLACEMENT OFFICER, 
COMNAVPERSCOM PERS-440B, AT (901) 874-4056/DSN 882, OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
JOSHUA.LIPPS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
12.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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