218: Advanced Acquisition Studies - NPS Online
The Certificate in Advanced Acquisition Studies is graduate academic certificate program available to NPS distance learning students. Designed for students interested in Defense system acquisition and program management processes, the program operationalizes the business of Defense acquisition and creates Acquisition Warriors for the DoD. This program supports continuous acquisition reform initiatives mandated by Congress and senior leaders and also supports initiatives to educate operational warfighters in the business of acquisition. The program contributes to Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certifications in Program Management, Test & Evaluation, Production & Quality Management career fields. Additionally, the program provides education supporting for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
|Course 1||Choose one of the following:
|Courses 2–4||Choose 3 of the following:
Requirements for Entry
- Baccalaureate degree defined in section 4.2 of the Academic Council policy manual
Tuition & Service Obligation
For information regarding service obligation, please visit the Admissions Office’s Eligibility/Service Obligation page.
Requirements for the graduate Certificate in Advanced Acquisition Studies are met by successful completion of four of the available courses. Graduate credit is obtained by maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Certificate in Advanced Acquisition Studies
Commencing week of 25 September 2023
The projected program starts are listed on this page. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided.
25 Sep 2023
Winter quarter applications due
08 Jan 2024
Spring Quarter applications due
01 Apr 2024
Summer Quarter applications due