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Certificate in Systems Analysis

 

Systems Analysis Certificate (SA) Program

Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS)

Program Length: 1 Year

Starts: Fall/Spring

Curriculum #281

Program Overview

Systems Analysis examines systems to better understand them. This understanding is then used to determine and choose between alternatives for system improvement and employment.  Students learn and apply modeling, optimization, simulation, and decision making under risk and uncertainty.  Systems Analysis provides key insights for the improved operation of existing complex defense systems.

The Certificate Program consists of four, fully-accredited courses delivered entirely online in a one-year period. The course content and projects will challenge the student academically and address current problems of interest to the Department of Defense. The courses are paced week-to-week by the instructors, but the students have great flexibility to do their coursework at times of their choosing during each week

Skills learned in this certificate program will sharpen your ability to rapidly analyze a situation and more easily make a difficult decision based on facts.  This background will make you a better department head, a better staff officer, and ultimately, a better commander.

The following distance learning delivery method(s) may be used for this program:

 Program Announcements

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!

Master of Systems Analysis (363) and Systems Analysis Certificate (281)

The Naval Postgraduate School's Department of Operations Research is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting applications for its distance learning Master of Systems Analysis (MSA) degree (curriculum 363), and its distance learning Systems Analysis Certificate (curriculum 281) offered in partnership with the Chief of Naval Operations. Both the degree program and the certificate program begin the week of 31 March 2014. The programs are primarily targeted to Navy Unrestricted Line Officers (URL), and are also open to other uniformed officers, federal civilians, and defense contractor civilians when space is available. These programs are designed to prepare students to apply critical thinking and analytical skills to support key decisions in both operational and staff assignments.

Deadline for application is 14 February 2014. For more information, visit the websites below or contact the NPS Student Coordinator at CED3StudCoord@nps.edu, the Academic Associate, Dr. Steve Pilnick at spilnick@nps.edu, or the NPS Distributed Program Office in San Diego, CAPT Craig Turley, USN, Ret. at cwturley@nps.edu.

Read the full MSA & SA Certificate Announcement here.

View Master of Systems Analysis Degree program page.

 

 Curriculum

  • OS2080 - Probability and Statistics I
  • OS3380 - Combat Systems Simulation
  • OS3680 - Naval Tactical Analysis
  • OS4680 - Naval Systems Analysis

 Eligibility and Prerequisites

The following are eligible for this program:

  • US Military Officers
  • US Government Civilians (GS)
  • Enlisted Personnel
  • International Students**

**International Students: Ensure that you read and understand the eligibility requirements and application process.

Prerequisites:

 Tuition

$2000 per student/course.

Please refer to the tuition page regarding general information on tuition for DL programs. You may also contact the tuition-collection POC for this program directly:
CED3Bursar@nps.edu

 Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Director at SACertProg@nps.edu.

For general questions about CED3 supported programs, please email the CED3 Student Coordinator at CED3StudCoord@nps.edu.

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