Admission Requirements

Engineering Management (MEM) courses are available on portable media to graduates of the Navy Nuclear Power School Officer Program with qualification at a prototype (NPS-O/Prototype), or of Bettis Reactor Engineering School (BRES). If you meet these requirements, you are eligible to receive 12 credit hours of advanced standing towards the MEM degree based on your experience.

If you do not receive the 12 credit hours of advanced standing, you still can earn those credits by taking additional courses from ODU via portable media.


If you are not a graduate of NPS-O/Prototype or BRES, you may be considered to take MEM courses by portable media on a case-by-case basis. You'll need pre-approval by the engineering management & systems engineering department. Pre-approvals will include a degree plan specifying additional coursework needed to complete the MEM degree.

If you fall into this category, contact MEM Advisor Dr. Kim Sibson at ksibson@odu.edu to determine your eligibility.

How to Apply

Qualified students can take up to two courses as a non-degree seeking student while your MEM application is being processed. You must be admitted to ODU as a degree-seeking student before registering for your third course.

Required Documents

  • Proof of graduation from the Officer Navy Nuclear Power School as well as proof of Prototype School or Bettis Program (JST/SMART Transcript/Officer Data Card/Additional Qualifications Designator/FITREP/Employee evaluation/ DOE certification)
  • Official transcript(s) from all educational institutions you have attended beyond high school
  • Application for Graduate Admission - Navy Format Form (PDF)

Please send your completed application and required documents to:

Old Dominion University
Military Distance Learning Programs
Gornto Hall, 4th Floor
ATTN: MEM Processing
Norfolk, VA 23529

  •  A $50 application fee is required. Please include a nonrefundable check (payable to Old Dominion University) with the application form. This fee is waived for ODU graduates and for MEM NCPACE students.

Once You're Admitted

Visit Procedures for MEM Portable Media Courses for details on how to register for class, order course materials, and take exams.