FY-13 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD

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SUBJ/FY-12 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/010CT91//

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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.23B, GRADUATE EDUCATION.  REF B IS NAVADMIN 
195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-13 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION 
BOARD.  THE NAVY IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR FIVE QUOTAS IN THE DOCTORAL STUDIES 
PROGRAM FOR FY-13.  THE SELECTION BOARD IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO CONVENE 13 
OCTOBER 2011.  THIS PROGRAM IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ELIGIBLE OFFICERS 
WHO POSSESS A MASTERS DEGREE (OR ARE SCHEDULED TO COMPLETE A MASTERS DEGREE) 
AND MEET THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN REF A TO EARN A PHD.

2.  ALL STUDIES SHALL COMMENCE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 2012.  THE FOLLOWING 
DOCTORAL DEGREES AND RELATED SUBSPECIALTY SYSTEM CODES
(SSC) ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) IN FY-13:
CURRICULUM TITLE                               SSC    REQUIRED DESIG
COMBAT SYSTEMS                                 5700D  14XX ONLY
ELECTRONIC SYSYEMS ENGINEERING (POWER SYSTEMS) 5305D  14XX ONLY
OCEANOGRAPHY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES              6402D  1800 ONLY
METEOROLOGY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES               6403D  1800 ONLY
POLITICAL STRATEGY AND INTELLIGENCE            2000D  ANY URL

3.  APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR COMPLETED PACKAGE TO NAVAL POSTGRADUATE 
SCHOOL, OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS, CODE 01C3, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, 1 
UNIVERSITY CIRCLE HE-022, MONTEREY, CA 93943-5100, TO ATTENTION:  CDR MARY 
SIMS.  APPLICANTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE THE NPS ONLINE APPLICATION AT:
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/ADMISSIONS/APPLYONLINE/APPLYNOW.HTML NO LATER 
THAN 12 AUGUST 2011.  IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A HARD COPY OF THEIR 
COMPLETED APPLICATION TO NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND, CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER PERS-
OOR, FY-13 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD (BOARD ID #31), 5720 
INTEGRITY DRIVE, MILLINGTON, TN 38055-0000 NO LATER THAN 12 AUGUST 2011.

4.  THE SELECTION PROCESS IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS.  STEP ONE:  REVIEW OF 
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO DOCTORAL STUDIES AT THE 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.  DUE TO THE SHORT TIME BETWEEN THE APPLICATION DEADLINE AND BOARD DATE, 
THERE WILL BE NO EXTENSIONS GRANTED TO THIS APPLICATION DEADLINE.

6.  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 NOMINATION 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."

7.  APPLICATIONS WITH COMMAND ENDORSEMENTS 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.
    F.  CERTIFIED COPIES OF ALL UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS.
    G.  RESULTS OF A GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) GENERAL
    TEST
TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
    H.  FITNESS REPORTS AND TRAINING CERTIFICATES (NOT INCLUDING
TRANSCRIPTS) WHICH ARE NOT IN THE OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE
(OMPF) OR ON THE OFFICER SUMMARY RECORD.

8.  APPLICANTS SHOULD ENSURE THE ACCURACY OF THEIR OFFICER SUMMARY RECORD AND 
OMPF BEFORE THE BOARD CONVENES.  RECORDS CAN BE REVIEWED THROUGH WEB-ENABLED 
RECORD REVIEW.  LETTERS TO THE SELECTION BOARD PRESIDENT ARE OPTIONAL, BUT 
ENCOURAGED.  ANY CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD MUST BE SENT VIA THE OFFICER 
CONCERNED PER MILPERSMAN 1401-010.

9.  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.

10.  OFFICERS WHO HAVE 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.

11.  SELECTIONS FOR THE FY-13 PHD PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA NAVADMIN.

12.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- MS. SUSAN DOOLEY, NPS DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, AT
(831) 656-3093/DSN 756 OR EMAIL AT GRAD-ED(AT)NPS.EDU.
- LT JOSHUA LIPPS, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLACEMENT OFFICER, COMNAVPERSCOM PERS-
440B, AT (901) 874-4056/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT JOSHUA.LIPPS(AT)NAVY.MIL.

13.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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