Accession Number : ADA299312

Title :   Marine Corps Cooperative Degree Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Hearnsberger, Brian J.

PDF Url : ADA299312

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : The Marine Corps relies on the fully-funded Special Education and Advanced Degree Programsto fill positions that require a masters degree. The purpose of this study was to determine if the Marine Corps should offer a Cooperative Degree Program to officers enrolled in intermediate level school to fill additional masters degree positions. Methodology. Procedures included: (a) reviewing relevant literature, (b) determining if the fully-funded programs fulfill the masters degree requirements, (c) examining the effect of an increase in the number of intermediate level school officers, and (d) determining the feasibility of starting a Cooperative Degree Program with civilian colleges. Selected Findings. The fully-funded programs do not fill all of the masters degree positions. Many billets are filled by officers with a baccalaureate degree or a masters degree unrelated to the prerequisite curriculum. Capitol College and the Florida Institute of Technology agreed to accept six hours of graduate transfer credit toward a systems management degree for completion of the resident Command and General Staff course. Conclusions. A Cooperative Degree Program to augment nontechnical, systems management positions is feasible. The Marine Corps may need to seriously consider beginning a Cooperative Degree Program. The 406 Marine Corps masters degree positions should be reduced, filled, and/or prioritized.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *MARINE CORPS PLANNING, *COURSES(EDUCATION), *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SCHOOLS, RECRUITING, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, UNIVERSITIES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE