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NPS Civilian Institutions (CIVINS)


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 100 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 administers the Civilian Institutions (CIVINS), Fleet Scholars Education Program (FSEP), Law Education Program (LEP) and the Judge Advocate General In-Service Procurement (JAG IPP) fully funded graduate education programs. 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.

For any questions or inquiries please contact the NPS CIVINS Team:

Civilian Institutions Program Office
Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle, Room HE 046
Monterey, CA 93943-5033

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