FY-12 GRADUATE EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

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SUBJ/FY-12 GRADUATE EDUCATION 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// 

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION 
PROCEDURES FOR THE FY-12 MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)/WOODS 
HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION (WHOI) OCEANOGRAPHY, APPLIED OCEAN SCIENCE AND 
ENGINEERING MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM PER REF A.  TWO QUOTAS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 
JUNE 2012 STARTS.  THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES 27 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.  APPLICATIONS 
ARE DUE BY 15 DECEMBER 2011 AND SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE BY MARCH 2012.  
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE 
AT MIT.WHOI.EDU OR FROM THE POC BELOW.

2.  ELIGIBILITY AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACTIVE DUTY OFFICERS IN FY-12
INCLUDE:
A.  LT/LCDR UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) OFFICERS IN DESIGNATOR 112X.
B.  LT/LCDR RESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS (RL) IN DESIGNATOR 18XX.
C.  USNA/NROTC MIDN ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION IN FY-12.
D.  APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF MIT /WHOI.
ACADEMIC PROFILE CODE (APC) OF 012 OR BETTER IS RECOMMENDED.
GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) MUST BE TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
GRE SCORES OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS HAVE GENERALLY EXCEEDED VERBAL 650, 
QUANTITATIVE 650, AND ANALYTICAL WRITING 4.0.
E.  MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REPORT TO MIT/WHOI IN MID JUNE 2012.

3.  THE SELECTEE WILL RETAIN HIS/HER DESIGNATOR AND UPON GRADUATION IS 
ELIGIBLE FOR THE 6402P SUBSPECIALTY CODE (OPERATIONAL
OCEANOGRAPHY) AFTER FULLY SATISFYING THE EDUCATIONAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS.
THE PROGRAM IS 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.

4.  SUBMIT APPLICATION AND GRE RESULTS DIRECTLY TO MIT/WHOI TO ARRIVE NO LATER 
THAN 15 DECEMBER 2011.  APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY.  
APPLICATION FORMS AND GRE CODES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT HTTP://MIT.WHOI.EDU BY 
FOLLOWING THE ADMISSIONS TAB LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THAT WEB PAGE.

5.  APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS 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 PARTICIPATING 
IN THIS PROGRAM AS WELL AS COMMUNITY REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO UTILIZATION 
OF THE 6402P SUBSPECIALTY CODE."

6. APPLICANTS REQUIRING A NEW GRE TEST SHOULD BE AWARE THAT A REVISED GRE 
GENERAL TEST IS BEING IMPLEMENTED IN AUGUST 2011 AND DELAYS MAY OCCUR IN 
RECEIVING TEST SCORES, PARTICULARLY FOR PAPER-BASED (VICE COMPUTER-BASED) 
EXAMS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.ETS.ORG. CLICK ON -
GRE-, -SCORES-, -GETTING YOUR SCORES-.

7.  A COPY OF THE APPLICATION, AND COMMANDING OFFICER AND DETAILER 
ENDORSEMENTS MUST BE SENT TO CNO N2N6E BY 15 DECEMBER 2011.  THIS COPY MAY BE 
SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO THE POC BELOW OR MAILED TO:
OFFICE OF THE OCEANOGRAPHER OF THE NAVY (CNO N2N6E)
ATTN:  MIT-WHOI PROGRAM
US NAVAL OBSERVATORY BLDG 1
3450 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW
WASHINGTON DC 20392-5421

8.  POINT OF CONTACT:  CDR PETE SMITH, CNO N2N6EFB, AT
(703) 614-1846 OR EMAIL AT PETE.SMITH(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE B. EASTER, N1 (ACTING).// 

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