FY-15 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD

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

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-15 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION 
BOARD.  THE NAVY IS SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR 5 QUOTAS IN THE DOCTORAL STUDIES 
PROGRAM FOR FY-15.  THE SELECTION BOARD IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED TO CONVENE 16 
OCTOBER 2013.  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 PHD.

2.  ALL STUDIES SHALL COMMENCE NLT SEPTEMBER 2014.  THE FOLLOWING DOCTORAL 
DEGREES AND RELATED SUBSPECIALTY SYSTEM CODES (SSC) ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NAVAL 
POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL (NPS) IN FY-15:

CURRICULUM TITLE                               SSC    REQUIRED DESIG
ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING           5300D  14XX ONLY
NAVAL/MECHANICAL ENGINEERING                   5601D  14XX ONLY
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-15:
CURRICULUM TITLE                               SSC   REQUIRED DESIG
NAVAL CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING             5100D 14XX ONLY

3.  NPS APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR COMPLETED PACKAGE TO:
    NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
    OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
    CODE 01C3 ATTN TO SUSAN DOOLEY
    1 UNIVERSITY CIRCLE
    MONTEREY CA 93943-5100
APPLICANTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE THE NPS ONLINE APPLICATION AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPS.EDU/ACADEMICS/ADMISSIONS/APPLYONLINE/APPLYNOW.HTML
NLT 9 AUGUST 2013.  IN ADDITION, APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A HARD COPY OF THEIR 
COMPLETED APPLICATION NLT 9 AUGUST 2013 TO:
    NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND
    CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
    FY 15 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD ID 31
    5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE
    MILLINGTON TN 38055-0000
MIT APPLICANTS SHALL APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE UNIVERSITY.  IF SELECTED, ACTUAL 
MATRICULATION INTO THE PHD PROGRAM AT MIT IS CONTINGENT UPON ACCEPTANCE BY THE 
UNIVERSITY.  MIT APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE NPS ONLINE 
APPLICATION.

4.  THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR NPS IS A TWO-STEP PROCESS.  STEP ONE: REVIEW OF 
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO DOCTORAL STUDIES AT NPS.  NPS WILL 
REVIEW ALL NPS PROGRAM 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:  "(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 REF (B).

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 NLT THE 
SECOND TOUR FOLLOWING GRADUATION.

11.  SELECTIONS FOR THE FY-15 PHD PROGRAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA NAVADMIN.

12.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE MS. SUSAN DOOLEY, NPS DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS, AT 
(831) 656-3093/DSN 756 OR VIA E-MAIL AT QQQQ GRAD-ED(AT)NPS.EDU; LCDR CHUCK 
MINSKI, GRADUATE EDUCATION PLACEMENT OFFICER (PERS-440B), AT (901) 874-
4101/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT CHARLES.MINSKI(AT)NAVY.MIL, AND CDR MATT PHELPS, 
EDUCATION BRANCH HEAD (PERS-440), AT (901) 874-4100/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL 
MATTHEW.F.PHELPS(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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