Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Systems Engineering Non-Resident Master’s Degree (MSSE) Program

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The application period for NPS-MSSE (311-201G) Education Opportunity has closed.

Program Information:

The NPS-MSSE 2-year program is designed for Department of Defense (DoD) organizations faced with a wide range of systems engineering and integration challenges.  NPS educates and trains engineers with tools and technologies relevant to their work, resulting in employees with greater knowledge and expertise to better meet the needs of their customers.  Specific program educational objectives and educational credit information are provided in the most recent announcement on this website.

Announcements:

NPS-MSSE (311-201G) Education Opportunity Announcement

Who May Apply and Eligibility Requirements:

Permanent civilian members of the Army acquisition workforce must meet both the NPS eligibility requirements and the USAASC Army DACM Office eligibility requirements listed below to be considered for funding.

NPS Eligibility Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree in engineering or related science or technical field
  • GPA of 2.2 or better
  • Successful completion of a calculus course

Army DACM Office Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a permanent Army acquisition workforce civilian. Must be a GS-11 through GS-15, or broadband/pay band equivalent.
  • Must meet certification level (minimum Level II) required in current acquisition position, in one of the following three ACFs:
    • Engineering (S)
    • Test & Evaluation (T)
    • Science & Technology Manager (I)
  • Must have a Letter of Acceptance from NPS
  • Must not currently have a master’s degree in an acquisition or business discipline

NPS Application Process

Eligible Army acquisition workforce civilians must obtain a conditional letter of acceptance from the  Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).  Applicants may accomplish this by directly visiting https://my.nps.edu/web/dl/degProgs_SE_nonRes and following the instructions for Army DACM Office applicants. Individuals who obtained conditional letters of acceptance for prior year’s application can submit their conditional letter of acceptance for the current NPS-MSSE announcement.  Please confirm with NPS that there are no additional requirements.  You must meet all NPS-MSSE eligibility requirements in order to participate in the program if you should be selected for participation by the Army DACM office.

Requests for officially sealed transcripts from all schools attended (undergrad/grad) must be sent directly to NPS.  Applications and all requests for official transcripts (sealed) from all undergraduate/graduate schools attended must be received by NPS no later than the date posted in the current announcement.  NPS also accepts official transcripts electronically from institutions providing that service.  Official transcripts can be electronically transferred to admissions@nps.edu.  While you are awaiting your conditional letter of Acceptance from NPS you can initiate your Army DACM Office application.

Army DACM Office Application Process

The online application process used to submit an application for consideration of funding for the NPS-MSSE program is AAPDS. AAPDS is an automated application system that can be accessed via the Career Acquisition Management Portal (CAMP). Eligible Army acquisition workforce civilians must click on the “Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management Information System” (CAPPMIS). Once in CAPPMIS, select the “AAPDS” tab and then select the “Apply” tab. Select the blue link under status (if available) to apply to the program.

Contacts:

USAASC Point of Contact (everything consideration of funds and application related)
Ms. Uhura N. Smith
Commercial: 703-664-5732 (DSN: 655)
Email: uhura.n.smith.civ@mail.mil

NPS-MSSE Point of Contact (everything admissions and curriculum related):
Ms. Heather Hahn
Distance Learning Education Technician
Department of Systems Engineering
Naval Postgraduate School
Email: hlhahn@nps.edu

Dr. Wally Owen
Program Officer
Email: wowen@nps.edu

Policy:

pdf  NPS Policy and Procedures

pdfContinued Service Agreement