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Civilian Institutions (CIVINS) Office

The Navy's fully-funded graduate education program supports 71 different subspecialties. Seventy-four different curricula are currently being taught at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. In addition, 33 other fields of study are possible from over 96 different civilian institutions nationwide. Each year approximately 22% of the graduate assignments for officers are slated to attend civilian institutions (CIVINS).  The Civilian Institutions (CIVINS) Office executes the Navy's mission by supporting these selected active-duty Navy at full-time residency graduate degree programs at accredited institutions within the US.  For additional information, please refer to OPNAVINST 1520.23C which provides guidance on the Navy's graduate education programs; for application procedures and selection criteria, you need to talk to your Detailer or Community Program Officer for details as the CIVINS Office does NOT process applications nor is involved in the student selection process.

CIVINS has Education Service Agreements with over 100 colleges and universities. To view the list of schools with existing ESAs click the link or browse map below.



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Contact Information

Civilian Institutions Office (Code 522)

Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle, Herrmann Hall Rm HE046
Monterey, CA 93943-5033

CIVINS Director 
LT William Desousa
Ph: 843-327-6822

Program Manager 
LT Siddharth Swaminathan
Ph: 205-563-6890