Naval Postgraduate School

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
12000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Management program prepares graduates to manage in complex defense organizations and to conduct rigorous analyses of organizational problems, policies, and operations. 


Manpower Systems Analysis

The Manpower Systems Analysis 847 curriculum is designed for U.S. and international officers who will fill leadership and analytical roles in military manpower personnel, training, and education management. MSA subspecialists are responsible for developing and analyzing policies to ensure that the Navy and DoD are recruiting, training, utilizing and retaining personnel in the most efficient and effective ways possible.

Defense Systems Analysis

The Defense Systems Analysis is an interdisciplinary program that integrates mathematics, accounting, economics, behavioral science, management theory, operations/systems analysis, and a chosen subspecialty to further students' understanding of the process by which the defense mission is accomplished. This curriculum is also structured to give students the opportunity to design their own program of study.

Programme Structure

There are two resident programs that lead to a MSM degree:

  • Manpower Systems Analysis (MSA); and
  • Defense Systems Analysis.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application form.
  • Certified copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. (Transcripts from NPS are not necessary.)
  • GRE scores taken within the last 5 years for all U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army officers applying to National Security Affairs (NSA) programs.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English for international applicants whose native language is not English or whose primary language of instruction was not English.

Please print the confirmation page displayed upon submission of the completed application. It contains further instructions regarding transcripts. Failure to comply with the instructions will delay the processing of the application.

Tuition Fee

  • National

    12000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

per quarter


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