FY-16 GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

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SUBJ/FY-16 GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF 
TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION//



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AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.31C, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF
TECHNOLOGY/WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION JOINT MASTER'S IN 
OCEANOGRAPHY PROGRAM (CURRICULUM #375).//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces eligibility requirements and
application procedures for the fiscal year 2016 (FY-16) Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology (MIT)/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) 
Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering Master's 
degree program per reference (a).  Four quotas are available for the June 
2016 program start.  MIT deadline for applications is 5 January 2016.  
Additional information on the program and admission requirements can be 
obtained online at http://mit.whoi.edu and
https://gradapply.mit.edu/whoi/apply/login/ within reference (a), and from 
the point of contacts (POC) provided in this message.

2.  Eligibility and program requirements for active duty officers in FY-16 
include:
    a.  Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander unrestricted line officer in 
designator 1120.
    b.  Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander unrestricted line officer in 
designator 1140.
    c.  Lieutenant/Lieutenant Commander restricted line officer in designator 
1800.
    d.  Applicants must meet the academic eligibility requirements of 
MIT/WHOI.
    e.  Candidates must be available to report to MIT/WHOI in the beginning 
of June 2016 to start summer refresher coursework.
3.  Selectees are eligible for the 6402P subspecialty code
(Operational Oceanography) after fully satisfying the educational skill 
requirements.

4.  Submit online application and graduate record examination
results directly to MIT/WHOI.  For Submarine Warfare and Explosive Ordnance 
Disposal Warfare officers, the associated MIT department is Mechanical 
Engineering and the field of study is Applied Ocean Science and Engineering.  
For Oceanography officers, the associated MIT department is Earth, 
Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the field of study is Physical 
Oceanography.

5.  Applicants must contact their detailers for counseling on the career 
impact of participation in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program.  A copy of the online 
MIT application and the Commanding Officer and detailer endorsements must be 
sent electronically or mailed to the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy 
(OPNAV N2/N6E) by 5 January 2016.
    Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy
    Attn MIT WHOI Joint Program OPNAV N2/N6E
    US Navy Pentagon 1D479
    2000 Navy Pentagon
    Washington DC 20350-2000

6.  POC is LCDR Francis Carmody, OPNAV N2/N6E, (571) 256-8221 or
francis.carmody(at)navy.mil.  For questions regarding MIT application POC is 
Ms. Ronni Schwartz, Graduate Administrator, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, (617) 
253-7544 or mspiggy(at)mit.edu.

7.  This message is canceled for record purposes on
30 September 2016.

8.  Released by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, OPNAV N2N6.//
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