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Master of Science in Program Management (MSPM)

Providing advanced education in the concepts, methodologies and analytical techniques necessary for successful management of programs/projects within complex organizations

The MSPM curriculum provides an advanced education focusing on critical thinking skills necessary for successfully developing warfighting capability within the complex DoD weapon system acquisition process. The MSPM is a 24-month, part-time, distance learning program open to qualified uniformed officers, DoD civilians, Government employees, and a limited number of DoD contractors. The MSPM degree also provides DAU CON Level II and III equivalency. Note: DAU changes made after the establishment of the MSPM program for an academic cohort will be reviewed and accommodated if and where feasible.

MSPM program goals are to provide:

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities to lead and manage more effectively
  • A curriculum focused on problem-solving and decision-making within the program management environment using case studies, team exercises, hands-on applications, active participation and other similar activities

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Eligibility

Open to all qualified uniformed officers, DoD civilians, and Government employees; a limited number of DoD contractors.

Requirements for Entry

Baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Completion of at least one semester of college algebra or trigonometry is considered to be the minimum mathematical preparation. An Academic Profile Code (APC) of 355 is required for entry. 

Entry Dates

September

Program Length

Eight quarters with two courses per quarter

Degree

Master of Science in Program Management

Requirements for Degree

  1. Completion of a minimum of 48 credit hours of graduate-level courses, at least 12 which are at the 4000 level;
  2. Completion of an approved Joint Applied Project with at least one advisor from NPS

Course Work

Course Schedule & Matrix (PDF)

Each course meets once a week, approximately 3 hours per day, depending upon course units.

Curriculum Sponsor

Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).

Contact Information

Program Administrator: Ronda Spelbring, rlspelbr@nps.edu
Academic Associate: Brad R. Naegle, bnaegle@nps.edu
Program Manager: Christina Hart, Ph.D., cchart@nps.edu

Application Details

Call for Applications (PDF): Cohort 836-171, Starts 27 September 2016
Tuition Letter (PDF)

Applications are now being accepted. If interested, please complete these two steps as soon as possible.

  1. Complete the NPS admission request via the online NPS Application Management System.
    Select program 836, academic year 2017, quarter 1
  2. Request official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended to be sent to the following address:
    Naval Postgraduate School
    1 University Circle, Herrmann Hall Room 019
    Monterey, CA 93943-5100
    (831) 656-3093 or DSN 756-3093
    www.nps.edu/admissions
    E-mail Admissions

USAASC Application Details

USAASC Applicants Only (PDF): Cohort 836-171, Starts 27 September 2016
Tuition Letter (PDF)

Applications are now being accepted. If interested, please complete these two steps as soon as possible.

  1. Complete the NPS admission request via the online NPS Application Management System.
    Select program 836, academic year 2017, quarter 1
  2. Request official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended to be sent to the following address:
    Naval Postgraduate School
    1 University Circle, Herrmann Hall Room 022
    Monterey, CA 93943-5100
    (831) 656-3093 or DSN 756-3093
    www.nps.edu/admissions
    E-mail Admissions

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