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218: Advanced Acquisition Studies

Program Announcements

Certificate in Advanced Acquisition Studies

Commencing week of 1 April 2024

The Department of Systems Engineering in collaboration with the Department of Defense Management is pleased to announce the offering of a four-course Advanced Acquisition Studies (AAS) Certificate commencing the week of 1 April 2024. The program is open to qualified uniform officers, federal civilians and defense contractor civilians.

Click to view the 218-243P announcement (pdf)
Click to view the 218-243P tuition letter (pdf)

Program Schedule

The projected program starts for the Academic Year 2024 are listed below. Projected sponsors, domain tracks, and cohort codes are provided.

Academic Year 2024
Academic Quarter Program Starts
(Sponsor/Cohort Code)
Application Deadline Classes Begin

Open Enrollment

Cohort 218-241O

Certificate: Advanced Acquisition Studies

07/05/2023 09/26/2023

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.


Tuition for each certificate course is $2,600 for all students except DON active-duty officers.

DON active-duty officers are funded by the Navy and their command sponsors do not pay tuition. DON active-duty officers also incur a service obligation. All other students must be funded by their commands and organizations. Students may not fund their own tuition.

Students or commands are responsible for paying for their textbooks, course materials, and TDY expenses.