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Please note before starting an application.
The Naval Postgraduate School adheres to federal, state, and local guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. There are currently no vaccination or mask requirements to attend CHDS programs; however, participants should be prepared to comply if new COVID-19 guidelines are implemented for any reason. If you have questions, please contact CHDS at

About AI Usage in CHDS Applications
The NPS Academic Honor Code holds that “unless otherwise stated by the instructor or advisor, all work submitted in fulfillment of graduation requirements will be the student’s own.” In keeping with this policy, it is not acceptable to submit as one’s own work any text, code, image, or multimedia output by generative AI tools. If any text, code, image, or multimedia output from generative AI tools is included in one’s work, it must be marked and attributed. No acknowledgement is needed for uses of generative Al to support (but not produce) one’s final product, much as one might use search engines, library databases, grammar checkers, online dictionaries and thesauruses, or task planners.

REP In-residence Program applications are now being accepted.

  • December 15 deadline for admittance to the next cohort.

For REP In-residence:

REP Early Career Program applications are now being accepted.

  • March 15 deadline for admittance to the next cohort.

For REP Early Career:

REP In-residence application overview

  1. Current contact information
  2. Your organization/agency and your position in it
  3. Your resume
  4. What do you contribute to radiological emergency preparedness, within your jurisdiction and region?
  5. How will you influence the radiological emergency preparedness over the next three to five years?
  6. How have you enhanced collaboration among professional disciplines and how has this impacted radiological emergency preparedness?
  7. What have you done to build capabilities and foster relationships with the diverse communities within your jurisdiction? Please provide examples.
  8. Why should you be selected for the CHDS Radiological Emergency Preparedness Executive Education Program?
  9. Describe two or three of your most recent significant radiological emergency preparedness related projects. Briefly describe why those activities are significant to radiological emergency preparedness and how they impact national and community capabilities.
  10. If you are not the most senior person in your organization, you will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from that person.

REP Early Career application overview

  1. Your current contact information and a resume.
  2. A short essay (2-3 pages double-spaced) that includes the following: a) a specific opportunity for change within your organization (i.e. a problem or need); b) your idea for achieving the change (i.e. solving the problem); and c) 1 or 2 possible challenges/barriers to achieving the change.
  3. A creative submission, created using whatever simple medium you wish – e.g. written, audio recorded, video, PowerPoint, art, etc. – to show us something that is important to who you are and why you are a good candidate for the program.
  4. A letter of recommendation from a supervisor or organizational leader.

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