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Programs offer paths to degrees for officers, enlisted

Jun. 14, 2014 - 03:27PM   |  
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Coast Guardsmen looking to complete advanced degrees have a handful of career opportunities open to them, from engineering and health care positions to a future tour as an instructor at the Coast Guard Academy.

Below is a list of available opportunities; the deadline for all programs is June 20. For more information, search ďpostgraduate programsĒ at www.uscg.mil.

Engineering


Aeronautical engineering administration. A 12-month masterís degree program offered by the Kran≠nert School of Management at Purdue University. For designated aeronautical engineering officers. Bachelorís degree and GMAT required.


Aeronautical engineering (structures). A 24-month program from the School of Astronautics and Aeronautics at Purdue. For designated aeronautical engineering officers with a bachelorís degree in engineering. GRE required.


Aeronautical engineering (avionics/project management). An 18-month program for those interested in avionics engineering, systems engineering or acquisitions/project management. For designated aeronautical engineering officers and aviation warrant officers with a bachelorís degree. GRE or GMAT required.


Civil engineering. A 17-month program in shore infrastructure management, sustainability, shore energy management, facility design, construction management or civil engineering program management, as preparation for entry-level civil engineering assignments. For officers O-1 to O-4 with a bachelorís degree in engineering. GRE required.


Civil engineering and business administration. A 24-month civil engineering and master of business administration program, in preparation for entry-level and managerial civil engineering assign≠ments. For officers O-1 to O-4 with a bachelorís degree in engineering. GRE or GMAT required.


Ocean engineering. A 22-month program for a masterís in engineering or ocean engineering, in preparation for entry-level and managerial civil engineering assignments. For officers O-1 to O-4 with a bachelorís degree in engineering.


Naval engineering. A 24-month program for a masterís in naval architecture, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, engineering management and others. Must have completed chapters 1-4 of the Naval Engineer Qualification Standard. Graduates will be assigned to naval engineering billets. GRE required.


Naval engineering technology. A 24-month program to purse an associate or bachelorís degree. For officers O-1 to O-4 and warrant officers. Graduates will be assigned to naval engineer billets.

For more information, see ALCOAST 248/14.

Health care


Physician assistant. A 29-month program for Coast Guardsmen in paygrades E-4 through E -7, or officers commissioned for less than five years. Enlisted members are commissioned as ensigns.


Health care administration (officer). A 24-month program health and business administration program through Army-Baylor University, for officers O-2 to O-4 and medical chief warrant officers. Follow-on tours include health service administrator in a large Coast Guard clinic, a health, safety, and work-life regional practice manager/Coast Guard Base department head, or as a Tricare liaison. GRE or GMAT scores required.

For more information, see ALCOAST 250/14.

Computers and cyber


Advanced computer, engineering and technology (enlisted). Up to 24 months for enlisted E-6 through E-8 in ratings ET, IT, EM, MK and AET to earn a bachelorís degree in computer, engineering and technology fields.


ACET (officer). A 24-month program for prior-enlisted officers (O-1 to O-3) and chief warrant officers in aviation engineering, electronics and information systems to earn a bachelorís degree in computer, communications, information or electronics technology/engineering. SAT or ACT required.


Communications, computer and electrical engineering. Up to 24 months for officers O-1 to O-4 to earn a bachelorís degree in a job-related discipline, resulting in an assignment to a C4IT Center of Excellence. GRE required.


Cybersecurity. A 24-month program for officers O-1 to O-4 to earn a masterís in information assurance. Follow-on assignments include U.S. Cyber Command, Coast Guard Cyber Command or a C4IT Center of Excellence. GRE required.


Information technology management. Up to 18 months for officers O-1 to O-4 to earn a technology masterís degree. A bachelorís degree in a related field and GRE scores required.

For more information, see ALCOAST 243/14.

Law


Juris doctor. Up to 36 months primarily for lieutenants or lieutenants junior grade, though others will be considered. Must complete current tour by 2015.


Master of law. A one-year program for two judge advocates, O-3 or O-4 preferred, at the Army Judge Advocate Generalís Legal Center and School. Must complete current tour by 2015.

For more information, see ALCOASTs 255/14 and 256/14.

Project management


Systems acquisition management. An 18-month program for an MBA at the Naval Postgraduate School. Applicants should be O-4s, selected for promotion to O-4 or in the zone for O-4 in summer 2014, and finish their current tours by 2015.

For more information, see ALCOAST 241/14.

Coast Guard Academy

Officers to complete a masterís degree and become instructors in:


Chemistry. Must complete a masterís or equivalent in chemistry, chemical engineering or related field.


Physics. Must complete a masterís or equivalent in physics, applied physics or related field.


Mathematics. Must complete a masterís in operations research, statics or related field.


Humanities. Must complete a masterís in English composition.

For more information, see ALCOAST 251/14.■

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