The NPS METOC program is 10 quarters (2.5 years) long and yields you an MS degree in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography plus a 6401P subspecialty code. Students take a series of courses in both disciplines and a thesis is required. USAF and PhD programs focus on one discipline and allow for concentrated study in a particular area.
Undersea Warfare (USW)
The NPS Undersea Warfare curriculum offers students the opportunity to study the fundamental principles that apply to the design, performance, and employment of sensors, unmanned vehicles, and tactics in the undersea environment. The program combines electrical and mechanical engineering, mathematics, oceanography, physics, and operations research into a multi-disciplinary program of study. This unique curriculum permits students to select a degree program based on personal interests and undergraduate education, providing more in-depth study in a specific area.Collaborative Marine Education Resources
The Department of Oceanography is engaged at the research and instructional levels with the many marine science institutions surrounding Monterey Bay. In this way, students have access to an unparalleled collection of oceanographers. The processes for interaction vary between institutions, but opportunities are well documented and promoted through the MARINE program:
Monterey Area Research Institutions' Network for Education.