Master of Science in Government Contracts

The master of science in government contracts (M.S.G.C.) degree program is designed to give working professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the world of federal acquisition and is intended for professionals from a variety of acquisition-related jobs in both government and private industry. The 36-credit program blends the study of government procurement law and policy, taught by the Law School, with a core business curriculum taught by the School of Business. The innovative curriculum balances practice and theory, developing the skills that acquisition professionals need to become effective professionals, managers, and leaders. The M.S.G.C. program can be completed in as little as 24 months or as long as five years.  Courses are offered in the evening and online. 

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the program website for additional program information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 25 credits in required courses and 11 credits in elective courses.

DNSC 6202Statistics for Managers
DNSC 6261Introduction to Project and Program Management
GCON 6502Formation of Government Contracts
GCON 6503Performance of Government Contracts
GCON 6505Marketing for the Government Marketplace
GCON 6506Pricing Issues in Government Contracts
GCON 6515Analytical Research and Writing for Government Contracts
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
Capstone courses
GCON 6501Capstone Research and Writing Project (must be taken in the final semester)
GCON 6504MSGC Capstone Scholarly Writing (must be taken prior to or concurrent with GCON 6501)
9 credits in elective courses. Elective credits can be fulfilled by taking 6000+ level courses within the School of Business. In addition, students may choose from the Law School courses listed on the MSGC program webpage.