Defense Systems Analysis - Department of Defense Management

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Defense Systems Analysis

The Defense Systems Analysis

(Curriculum 817)

The Defense Systems Analysis 817 curriculum 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.

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Curriculum 817 Details


The Five U.S. uniformed services; Department of Defenses and Federal employees; International officers and Government employees; DOD and federal gov. contractors.

Requirements for entry

A baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Completion of at least two semesters of college algebra or trigonometry is considered to be the minimum mathematical preparation. An Academic Profile Code (APC) of 345 is required for entry. International students should refer to the Admissions section for current TOEFL and entrance requirements.

Delivery Mode


Entry Dates

January and July

Program Length

Six Quarters - 18 months


Master of Science in Management


US Marine Corps officers completing this curriculum fulfill the requirements for MOS 8852.

Curriculum Sponsor

Programs and Resources, Headquarters Marine Corps

Contact Information

Academic Associate: Chad Seagren,
Program Officer: CDR Colleen Jackson, USN, SC,

Applications for this program are handled through the Admissions Office at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Apply now through the Admissions Office.