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Graduate Certificate Programs

Continuing Education for Professional Success

GSBPP provides Continuing Education in the form of Executive and Management Development programs. Short courses provide opportunities for continuing education and in some cases graduate credits or certifications. Programs are provided in residence, via VTE; via Webcam, and internationally, by GSBPP faculty with both academic and professional experience in discipline areas. GSBPP offers unique programs to serve Defense community needs.

Credits from certificate programs may often be applied to a graduate degree.

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AAP is a graduate-level program of in-depth acquisition and program management education. 

The Advanced Acquisition Program (AAP) is a 12-month, part-time, non-resident, distance learning graduate certificate program that allows students to earn graduate credit toward NPS master’s degree programs. The Advanced Acquisition Program provides a flexible, on-customer-site alternative for education and training qualifications in Defense Acquisition.

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The Naval Postgraduate School offers acquisition management distance education graduate acquisition courses that satisfy certain Defense Acquisition University (DAU) mandatory training requirements and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements for 24 semester-hours of business subjects. These courses can also be taken for continuing education that can lead to a master’s degree program. These courses are offered primarily by video tele-education (VTE) distance learning methods.

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The Academic Certificate Program in Energy is designed to support the Secretary of the Navy’s energy goals by providing an energy education option to NPS resident students who are not directly detailed into the established Energy programs. The certificate program is also available for those who do not have the opportunity to enroll in an NPS degree program. To earn a certificate, students must enroll in the 234 curriculum as a “secondary” curriculum and complete a series of energy courses.

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