FY14 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD

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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.23B, GRADUATE EDUCATION.  REF B IS MILPERSMAN 
ARTICLE 1401-010, COMMUNICATION WITH ADMINISTRATIVE SELECTION BOARDS.  REF C 
IS NAVADMIN 195/07, OFFICER GRADUATE EDUCATION SERVICE OBLIGATION.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-14 DOCTORAL STUDIES 
PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD.  THE NAVY IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR FIVE QUOTAS IN 
THE DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM FOR FY-14.  THE SELECTION BOARD IS TENTATIVELY 
SCHEDULED TO CONVENE 11 OCTOBER 2012.  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 PH.D.

2.  ALL STUDIES SHALL COMMENCE NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 2013.  THE FOLLOWING 
DOCTORAL DEGREES AND RELATED SUBSPECIALTY SYSTEM CODES (SSC) ARE AVAILABLE AT 
THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) IN FY-14:

CURRICULUM TITLE                               	SSC    REQUIRED DESIG
COMBAT SYSTEMS                                	5700D  14XX ONLY
POLITICAL STRATEGY AND INTELLIGENCE            	2000D  ANY URL
OCEANOGRAPHY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES           	6402D  1800 ONLY
METEOROLOGY OPERATIONAL SCIENCES           		6403D  1800 ONLY

THE FOLLOWING DEGREE AND RELATED SSC IS AVAILABLE AT THE MASSACHUSETTS 
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) IN FY-14:

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

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 ANDREA 
CAMERON.  APPLICANTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE THE NPS ONLINE APPLICATION AT:  
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/ADMISSIONS/APPLYONLINE/APPLYNOW.HTML.  NO LATER 
THAN 10 AUGUST 2012.  MIT APPLICANTS SHALL APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE UNIVERSITY.  
IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A HARD COPY OF THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATION 
TO NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND, CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER, PERS-00R, FY-14 DOCTORAL 
STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD (BOARD ID #31), 5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE, 
MILLINGTON, TN 38055-0000 NO LATER THAN 10 AUGUST 2012.  
IF SELECTED BY THE BOARD, ACTUAL MATRICULATION INTO THE PH.D. PROGRAM AT MIT 
IS CONTINGENT UPON ACCEPTANCE BY THE UNIVERSITY. 

4.  THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR NPS 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 PH.D. PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY.  ONLY APPLICANTS 
THAT MEET ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FOR THE NPS PH.D. 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 PH.D. 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.  PER REF B, CORRESPONDENCE TO THE BOARD MUST BE SENT BY THE 
OFFICER CONCERNED.  

9.  PER REF C, 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-14 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.
- LCDR CHUCK MINSKI, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLACEMENT OFFICER, COMNAVPERSCOM PERS-
440B, AT (901) 874-4101/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT CHARLES.MINSKI(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- CDR MATT PHELPS, EDUCATION BRANCH HEAD, COMNAVPERSCOM PERS-440, AT (901) 
874-4100/DSN 882 OR EMAIL MATTHEW.F.PHELPS(AT)NAVY.MIL. 

13.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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