MOVES Program Officer SOP

All MOVES students are to adhere to the following procedures and policies. NPS and other pertinent instructions are summarized and referenced regarding academic and administrative requirements. Therefore, this is not an all-inclusive document.

Students attend NPS on official military orders. Students therefore are expected to complete all academic requirements in the same manner as any other military order. The academic programs reflect requirements from academic departments, military services and the Navy subspecialty system. All service members should assume, in general, attendance at the Naval Postgraduate School implies adherence to all Navy requirements unless specifically noted otherwise in the Catalog or official NPS web sites.

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Thesis

Student Awards Policy

Students will be considered for academic awards based on academic grades, quality, complexity and significance of thesis research, course load and military bearing. Additionally, performance relative to past award winners will be applied to ensure consistent academic standards are maintained. Candidates for awards and their advisors will be contacted for inputs and evaluations. Students are reminded that an academic award is a privilege and being considered for these awards is an honor itself given the highly competitive academic environment.

The Academic Council awards Degrees with distinction as recommended by the Program Officer via academic departments. The Academic Council limits departments to recommending no more than ten percent in any one academic year of the students earning a Master's degree within a degree program. This is not a quota, but only an upper limit. Degrees with distinction are also based on academic grades, quality, complexity and significance of thesis research, course load and military bearing. Performance relative to past award winners will again be applied to ensure consistent academic standards are maintained.