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Systems and Program Management Non-Resident Master’s Degree Program 

Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (GSEAS)

Program Length: 2 Years | Starts: Quarterly | Curriculum: #722

 

Program Overview

The Systems and Program Management Non-Resident Master’s Degree Program is an interdisciplinary program combining systems engineering with program management knowledge and skills.The program is intended to broaden the technical capabilities of the acquisition workforce who may have non-technical backgrounds so they are able to successfully manage and lead programs/projects in support of the Defense Acquisition System. Students in this program learn the systems engineering process from establishing system requirements through test and evaluation. Simultaneously students learn how to manage, schedule, and budget programs as well as work with DoD suppliers through contracts to meet program obligations.


Program Announcements

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Systems and Program Management Non-Resident Master’s Degree Program (Cohort 722-221G) commencing Fall AY2022

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Systems Engineering in partnership with the Army DACM Office is pleased to announce the offering of a Systems and Program Management Non-Resident Master's Degree (NPS-MSSPM) commencing Tuesday 28 September 2021.  The Army DACM Office is funding the cost of books and tuition. The NPS deadline for applications is 31 May 2021.  Please review the Army DACM Office announcement for internal application deadlines and requirements.  

Click here to view the Army DACM Office 722-221G Announcement (pdf)

Click here to view the full Curriculum Lineup

Click here to view course Tuition Letter 


Fall Entry

The typical course of study reflects a sequence of courses to meet degree requirements and DAU equivalencies for DAWIA in Program Management (PM), Contract Management (CON), Engineering (ENG), Test & Evaluation (TST), Production, Quality & Manufacturing (PQM) and Life Cycle Logistics (LOG). This program is only available through the Army DACM Office.


 Program Schedule

 

The projected program starts for the Academic Year 2022 are listed below with sponsor codes provided.  

Academic Year 2022

Academic Quarter

Program Starts
(Sponsor/Cohort Code)                                                       
Application
Deadline             
Classes
Begin         

Fall                      

Army DACM Office

Cohort 722-221G                                                                  

05/31/2021     09/28/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Program length is two years (eight consecutive academic quarters). Note: this information is subject to change without notice.

For information about the specific start dates for the listed quarters, please refer to the NPS Academic Calendar.

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Curriculum

The Systems and Program Management Non-Resident Master’s Degree consists of a minimum of 48 academic quarter credits taught in two three hour courses per quarter. All coursework is offered by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The typical course of study reflects a sequence of courses to meet Army acquisition workforce needs, degree requirements and DAU equivalencies for  DAWIA in Program Management (PM), Contract Management (CON), Engineering (ENG), Test & Evaluation (TST), Production, Quality & Manufacturing (PQM), Life Cycle Logistics (LOG) and Information Resource Management (IRM).  Students that successfully complete the NPS-MSSPM program earn a Master of Science in Systems Engineering Management.   

 

Quarter 1

SE3100 -Fundamentals of Systems Engineering

MN3155 - Financial Management for Acquisition Managers

Quarter 2

SI3400 - Fundamentals of Engineering Project Management

MN3309 - Software Acquisition Management for Strategic and Tactical Systems

Quarter 3

SE3302 - Systems Suitability

MN3303 - Principles of Acquisition and Contract Management

Quarter 4

SE4354 - Systems Test and Evaluation

MN4470 - Strategic Planning and Policy for the Logistic Manager

Quarter 5

SE3011- Engineering Economics and Cost Estimation

MN4307- Program Management Policy and Control

Quarter 6

TBD - Cyber Security                                                                                                                                                                       

MN3384 - Principles of Acquisition Production and Quality Management     

Quarter 7

 MN4474 - Organizational Analysis                                                                                                                                                     

 SE3201 - Engineering Systems Conceptualization

Quarter 8

TBD - Effective Interpersonal & Team Communications                                                                                                                     

SE3202 - Engineering Systems Design

 

Please note that the sponsor will select a track for centrally funded cohorts, and NPS will select a track for open enrollment cohorts.

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Eligibility and Admissions Standards

Candidates for the program must have a baccalaureate degree (BA, BS, Other) with minimum undergraduate point rating (QPR) of 2.2. This program is only available through the Army DACM Office.

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Tuition

The tuition price is $2,250 per course for uniformed officers/federal government civilians and $2,250 per course for defense contractors.

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: Joel Gomez at (831) 656-3882, email jggomez@nps.edu and also copy tuition@nps.edu.   


Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Director at WOwen@nps.edu

For general questions about GEAC supported programs, please email the GEAC Student Coordinator at GEACStudCoord@nps.edu.

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