Cost Estimating and Analysis, Master | Part time online | Naval Postgraduate School | United States
Master Online

Cost Estimating and Analysis

24 months
2500 USD/module
2500 USD/module
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Cost analysts provide services that allow decision makers to accurately estimate the cost of their programs, to compare the cost of alternatives, and to help make informed decisions with regards to prudent resource allocation choices. We offer a master degree in Cost Estimating and Analysis at Naval Postgraduate School. 


This Cost Estimating and Analysis program at Naval Postgraduate School is designed to educate the Cost Estimating Professional. It will help your organization meet government expectations, and ultimately result in cost estimates with greater accuracy and realism. 

The driving force behind this curriculum is the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, signed by President Barack Obama, which created the Directorate of Cost Analysis and Program Evaluation within the DoD, and increases awareness of cost estimating issues. The MCEA addresses a critical need for personnel as the DoD doubles the number of professional estimators in the near future.


  • The MCEA program will integrate courses from Operations Research, the Defense Management, and Systems Engineering Departments to provide an inter-disciplinary curriculum not offered anywhere else in the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Acquisition of Defense Systems
  • Operations Research for Cost Analysts
  • Defense Budget and Financial Management Policy
  • Systems Engineering
  • Cost Estimating and Analysis Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • GPA of 2.7 or better
  • A GPA Waiver will be considered based on an applicant’s work.
  • Differential and Integral calculus course with C or better average.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2500 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 USD per module during 24 months.
  • National

    2500 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2500 USD per module during 24 months.

Tuition per course per quarter for all Federal Government and Department of Defense Industrial contractor students.


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