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

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Tuition & Service Obligation

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Other Information

The FY23 off campus tuition price for OPEN enrollment seats entering the two-year, eight quarter (two courses per quarter) distributed learning part-time Systems and Program Management (MSSPM) Non-Resident Distance Learning Master’s Degree Program (Class 722-243P) is $2,750 per course ($44,000 for degree) for military, federal government civilian employees and defense contractors, payable in full by FY, quarterly installments or as negotiated with the program manager. Qualified active duty Naval and Marine Corps Officers may be eligible for NPS mission funding. Tuition does not include textbooks. If requested, NPS can provide textbooks for an additional $250 fixed fee per course per student. Tuition price with books is $3,000 per course ($48,000 for degree).

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 Schedule

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The tuition price is $2,750 per course for uniformed officers/federal government civilians and $2,750 per course for defense contractors.

Additional Documentation

722-251G Documents (pdf)

722-251P Documents (pdf)

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