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DL Masters in Human Systems Integration (MHSI)

Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS)

Program Length: 2 Years | Starts: Fall | Curriculum: #359


Program Overview

Human Systems Integration (HSI) views the human as a critical component in any complex system. It is an interdisciplinary approach that makes explicit the underlying trade-offs across HSI domains (i.e., Manpower, Personnel, Training, Human Factors Engineering, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health, Survivability, and Habitability) to optimize total system performance.

The goal of the distance learning program is to educate eligible personnel in the federal government and defense contractor organizations in HSI. The graduate of this program will possess the skills necessary to function as a practitioner in HSI.

The following distance learning delivery method(s) may be used for this program:


*WASC Accredited

Program Announcements


The next cohort begins in September 2021

Master of Human Systems Integration (359) and Human Systems Integration Certificate (262)

The Human Systems Integration Program is pleased to announce open registration for the Master of Human Systems Integration (HSI) degree program and the Human Systems Integration Certificate, for all federal government employees (military and civilian) and to defense contractor employees (on a space available basis).  Deadline for application is1 July 2021.

For more information, visit the websites below or contact

Read the full Announcement (PDF) here.

View Human Systems Integration certificate program page.




The courses listed below are taken in sequence, two per quarter.

Full Curriculum here: 

Quarter 1 Fall

OA3411 - Introduction to HSI
MN3301 - Acquisition of Defense Systems

Quarter 2 Winter

OA3412 - HSI in the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle
SE3100 - Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

Quarter 3 Spring

OA3413 - HSI Tools, Tradeoffs, and Processes
OA3401 - Human Factors in System Design

Quarter 4 Summer

OA4414 - HSI Case Studies & Applications (Capstone Part 1)
OS3111 - Prob & Stats for HSI and MOVES

Quarter 5 Fall

OA4401 - Personnel & Individual Performance
OS3112 - Statistics and Design of Experiments

Quarter 6 Winter

OA4406 (3-1) Safety, Survivability, Health Hazards & Habitability
OA4408 - Macroergonomics and Org Behavior in HSI

Quarter 7 Spring

OA4402 -Training & Simulation
OA4702 (4-0) Cost Estimation

Quarter 8 Summer

OA4603 - Test & Evaluation
OA4415 - HSI Case Studies & Applications (Capstone Part 2)

Eligibility and Admissions Standards

The following are eligible for this program:

  • US Military Officers*
  • US Government Civilians (GS)
  • Enlisted Personnel
  • DoD Contractors
  • International Students**

*Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 3 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the DL Masters in Human Systems Integration (MHSI) program.

**International Students: Ensure that you read and understand the eligibility requirements and application process.


  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • GPA of 2.2 or better
  • One calculus course with a C or better or two pre-calculus courses with B average
  • Waivers may be considered

NPS is mission funded to provide tuition-free graduate education to active duty naval officers (USN and USMC). Additional course fees may be required.

All others MUST be financially sponsored by their command or company.

The availability of seats in distance learning programs is determined at the program level.

Graduates earn both an MHSI degree and an HSI Certificate, as well as the DAU equivalencies:

  • ACQ 101
  • ACQ 201A
  • ACQ 201B
  • SYS 101
  • SYS 202
  • SYS 203
  • TST 203



Each course in the distance learning masters program is $2250 for federal civilian employees and non-navy service members.

For contractors, each course is $2250. Tuition is expected prior to course delivery. Please refer to the Programs Eligibility and Tuition Letter and the Program Participation Agreement here.

Please refer to the tuition page regarding general information on tuition for DL programs. You may also contact the tuition-collection POC for this program directly:


Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Director at

For general questions about GEAC supported programs, please email the GEAC Student Coordinator at