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Acquisition Management Distance Learning Program (AMDLP)

(Curriculum 212)

The Naval Postgraduate School offers acquisition management distance education graduate acquisition courses that satisfy certain Defense Acquisition University (DAU) mandatory training requirements and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements for 24 semester-hours of business subjects. These courses can also be taken for continuing education that can lead to a master’s degree program. These courses are offered primarily by online distance learning methods.

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Courses are offered to both military and federal civilians. Undergraduate degree is preferred. Courses must be sponsored in full by a federal organization.

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Entry Dates:

Entry dates can be at the beginning of any quarter throughout an academic year (January, April, July, or October).


This program is funded by the student’s parent command (any federal organization), and is designed to accommodate professionals who are unable to travel away from the office for weeks of education. Schedules are coordinated with sponsoring commands, avoiding conflicts with major projects and deadlines. The program manager can help arrange cost sharing partnerships between various interested organizations. Contact the program manager for more information and the latest price list.

If your organization is sponsoring the course, you will need to complete an NPS application via the online NPS Application Management System. Select Program 211. You should have received information regarding the correct start Academic Year and Quarter.

Academic associate: Ray Jones,