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Naval Postgraduate School Master of Science in Program Management – Information for Applicants
NPS and USAASC Eligibility Criteria

NPS Eligibility Requirements
Must Have:
  • A baccalaureate degree with a minimum undergraduate quality point rating of 2.20 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be certified at Level II or higher in one of the following career fields (each of these certifications must have been accomplished under the provisions of DAWIA or the equivalent for non-DOD personnel):
    • program management
    • contracting
    • purchasing
    • production, quality, and manufacturing
    • business, cost estimating, and financial management
    • facilities engineering
    • information technology
    • life-cycle logistics
    • test and evaluation
    • systems planning, research, development, and engineering (SPRDE) program systems engineer
    • SPRDE — development and engineering — science and technology manager
    • SPRDE —systems engineering
    • Completed a college algebra or pre-calculus course

USAASC Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be permanent civilian member of the AL&T Workforce
  • Must be a GS-11 through GS-15 or equivalent broadband within a Demonstration Project or the NSPS
  • Must meet current position certification requirement
  • Must have a letter of acceptance from NPS.

NOTE:Additional edibility criteria may apply. Applicants should review the current announcement for additional requirements.On line Application Requirement

The application and board process used to select individuals for the NPS-MSPM program will be AAPDS. AAPDS is an automated application system that can be accessed via the Career Acquisition Management Portal (CAMP). CAMP can be accessed at the following link: AL&T workforce members should click on the “Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management Information System” (CAPPMIS). Once in CAPPMIS, select “AAPDS” tab and then select the “Application Module” link to view current announcement.

NPS Admission Requirement

All Army acquisition workforce members must obtain a letter of acceptance from NPS. Individuals admitted to NPS-MSPM program as a result of prior NPS-MSPM program announcements can use the prior year’s letter of acceptance to apply for the current announcement. Individuals should verify their current admission eligibility with NPS before using the prior year’s acceptance letter. Applicants may apply for NPS admission at the following link: