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Masters in Human Systems Integration (DL)


DL Masters in Human Systems Integration (MHSI)

Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS)

Program Length: 2 Years

Starts: Fall

Curriculum #359 *

 Program Overview

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Human Systems Integration (HSI) views the human as a critical component in any complex system. It is an interdisciplinary approach that makes explicit the underlying trade-offs across HSI domains (i.e., Manpower, Personnel, Training, Human Factors Engineering, Environmental Safety and Occupational Health, Survivability, and Habitability) to optimize total system performance.

The goal of the distance learning program is to educate eligible personnel in the federal government and defense contractor organizations in HSI. The graduate of this program will possess the skills necessary to function as a practitioner in HSI.

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

*WASC Accredited

 Program Announcements


The next cohort begins in September 2015

Master of Human Systems Integration (359) and Human Systems Integration Certificate (262)

The Naval Postgraduate School is pleased to announce open registration for the nation's premier distance learning Master of Human Systems Integration (HSI) degree program and the Human Systems Integration Certificate program. Both programs are open to all federal government employees (military and civilian) and defense contractor employees (on a space available basis).

For more information, visit the websites below or contact

Read the full Announcement (PDF) here.

View Human Systems Integration Certificate program page.


 Program Curriculum and Requirements

The courses listed below are taken in sequence, two per quarter.

Quarter 1 Fall

  • OA3411 - Introduction to HSI
  • MN3301 - Acquisition of Defense Systems
Quarter 2 Winter
  • OA3412 - HSI in the DoD Acquisition Lifecycle
  • SE3100 - Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
Quarter 3 Spring
  • OA3413 - HSI Tools, Tradeoffs, and Processes
  • OA3401 - Human Factors in System Design
Quarter 4 Summer
  • OA4414 - HSI Case Studies & Applications (Capstone Part 1)
  • OS3111 - Prob & Stats for HSI and MOVES

Quarter 5 Fall

  • OA4401 - Personnel & Individual Performance
  • OS3112 - Statistics and Design of Experiments
Quarter 6 Winter
  • OA4406 (3-1) Safety, Survivability, Health Hazards & Habitability
  • OA4408 - Macroergonomics and Org Behavior in HSI
Quarter 7 Spring Quarter 8 Summer
  • OA4603 - Test & Evaluation
  • OA4415 - HSI Case Studies & Applications (Capstone Part 2)

 Eligibility and Prerequisites

The following are eligible for this program:

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

*Per OPNAVINST 1520.23C, a Navy officer will incur a 3 year service obligation upon completion or withdrawal from the DL Masters in Human Systems Integration (MHSI) program.

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


  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • GPA of 2.2 or better
  • Lower level calculus sequence with C or better average
  • Waivers may be considered

NPS is mission funded to provide tuition-free graduate education to active duty naval officers (USN and USMC). Additional course fees may be required.

All others MUST be financially sponsored by their command or company.

The availability of seats in distance learning programs is determined at the program level.

Graduates earn both an MHSI degree and an HSI Certificate, as well as the DAU equivalencies:

  • ACQ 101
  • ACQ 201A
  • ACQ 201B
  • SYS 101
  • SYS 202
  • SYS 203
  • TST 203


Each course in the distance learning masters program is $2000 for federal civilian employees and non navy service members.

For contractors, each course is $2200. Tuition is expected prior to course delivery.

Please refer to the Tuition and Acknowledgement Letter for more information. The letter must be filled out, signed, and sent back to the HSI program (directions to do this are on the letter).

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:

Note: Costs can change on a yearly basis

 Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Director at .

For general questions about CED3 supported programs, please email the CED3 Student Coordinator at

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