FY22 GRADUATE SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION:
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1520.31D, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-WOODS
HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION JOINT MASTERS IN OCEANOGRAPHY PROGRAM.
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1520.23C, GRADUATE EDUCATION (CHANGE TRANSMITTAL 3).//
POC/MICHAEL SAUNDERS/CIV/OPNAV N2N6IM2/TEL: (703) 604-6292
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces eligibility requirements and application
procedures for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT)-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Joint Masters
Degree in Oceanography Program. Where information differs between this
NAVADMIN and reference (a), this NAVADMIN takes precedence. This world-class
program offers deep knowledge of ocean processes, ocean vehicles and
instrumentation, acoustics, and signal processing. Furthermore, it seeks to
enhance understanding and application of operational oceanography as it
pertains to the Undersea Warfare domain.
2. Three quotas are available for the June 2022 program start. Applications
can be submitted online now
MIT deadline for applications is 1 October 2021. Program information and
admission requirements can be found online at https://mit.whoi.edu , within
reference (a), and from the points of contact provided in this
message. Additionally, instructions to sign up for education program
notification are available at
3. Eligibility and program requirements for active duty officers in FY-22
a. Warfare qualified officers from any unrestricted line community.
b. Warfare qualified restricted line officers in designator 1800.
c. Midshipmen 1st Class at US Naval Academy (USNA) or Naval Reserve
Officer Training Corps (NROTC) who will be commissioned in the spring of
d. Applicants must meet the academic eligibility requirements of MIT-
e. Applicants must be available to report to MIT-WHOI at the beginning
of June 2022 to start summer refresher coursework.
4. Service obligation requirements: In accordance with reference (b),
officers selected for this program must execute an agreement to remain on
active duty, for a period of three years after completion of or withdrawal
from the program. For any officer participating in this program without
first serving a tour in a permanent fleet billet (Immediate Graduate
Education), the service obligation for this program (81 months) will be
served consecutively to their initial service obligation, not to exceed 10
years from the date of commissioning.
5. Selectees are eligible for the 6402P subspecialty code (Operational
Oceanography) after fully satisfying the educational skill requirements.
6. Selectees may defer enrollment for up to one year to meet operational and
7. Two fields of study are offered through the program. The Applied Ocean
Science and Engineering field of study is associated with the Mechanical
Engineering Department at MIT and the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and
Engineering Department at WHOI. The Physical Oceanography field of study is
associated with Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT and the
Department of Physical Oceanography at WHOI. Applicants must select the
field for which they are applying during the application process.
8. Interested applicants should submit an online application directly to the
MIT-WHOI Joint Program. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) results will not
be mandatory component of the application this year. However, if applicants
desire their results to be included in their application package, the results
must be sent directly to the MIT-WHOI Joint Program. If more than three
applications are accepted by MIT-WHOI, a Navy selection board will be
convened to select the three candidates.
9. Applicants must contact their detailer for counseling on the career
impact of participation in the MIT-WHOI masters degree program. An
endorsement letter from the detailer is required.
10. A separate application package must be sent via encrypted email to Mr.
Michael Saunders, OPNAV N2N6IM2, by 1 October 2021, at the email listed
below. This package must include:
a. Commanding Officer endorsement
b. Detailer endorsement letter (with the exception of USNA and NROTC
c. Last three fitness reports
d. Copy of GRE scores (not mandatory)
e. Copies of all post-secondary education transcripts
f. Copy of Statement of Objective essay from the MIT-WHOI application to
include a statement on how they found out about the program.
g. In lieu of fitness reports, USNA and NROTC Midshipmen may submit
three letters of recommendation from professors and military faculty
highlighting academic and military accomplishments and capabilities.
11. Overall POC is Mr. Michael Saunders, OPNAV N2N6IM2, (703) 604-6292 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding the MIT application,
POC is Ms. Kris Kipp, Academic Administrator, MIT-WHOI Joint Program,
(617) 253-7544 or email@example.com.
12. This message is canceled for record purposes on 31 March 2022.
13. Released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//