Systems Engineering Management - Systems and Program Management

Master’s Degree #722

Est.imated Completion Time: 24 months

Starts: Fall, Spring

Program Area: Defense Systems Management

POC: Program Director

Modality: Distance Learning


The Systems Engineering Management 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.

Courses Required

Quarter Course
Quarter 1
  • OS3111
  • MN3301
Quarter 2
  • SE3100
  • MN3384
Quarter 3
  • SI3400
  • MN4470
Quarter 4
  • SE3302
  • MN4307
Quarter 5
  • SE3011
  • SE3050
Quarter 6
  • SE4420
  • MN3303
Quarter 7
  • SE4354
  • SE3211
Quarter 8
  • SE4520
  • SE3212

Requirements for Entry

  • Baccalaureate degree with a minimum undergraduate quality point rating (QPR) of 2.2

Application Information

Applications are handled by the NPS Admissions Office. Please visit the admissions website or contact them at

Tuition & Service Obligation

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Other Information

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

Program Announcements

Open Enrollment - Systems Engineering Management with Systems & Program Management Focus

Commencing Wednesday, 3 April 2024

722-243P announcement (pdf)
722-243P tuition letter (pdf)

Open Enrollment - Systems Engineering Management Non-Resident Master’s Degree with Systems & Program Management focus

Commencing Tuesday, 26 September 2023

722-241O announcement (pdf)
722-241O tuition letter (pdf)

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

Commencing Tuesday, 26 September 2023

722-241G announcement (pdf)
722-241G tuition letter (pdf)

Program Schedule

The projected program starts are listed on this page. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  08 Dec 2023

    Last day of classes

  •  12 Dec 2023 – 14 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter final examinations

  •  15 Dec 2023

    Fall Quarter graduation

See NPS Academic Calendar for more dates.