Master of Science in Government Contracts

The master of science in government contracts (MSGC) 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 MSGC 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.

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

Required
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 6515Advanced Writing for Government Contracts
MBAD 6211Financial Accounting
Electives
Students take 11 credits in elective courses selected from the list below*. One of the following courses must be included: GCON 6508, GCON 6509, GCON 6510, or GCON 6513.
GCON 6508Comparative Public Procurement
GCON 6509State and Local Procurement
GCON 6510Foreign Government Contracting
GCON 6513Procurement Reform
GCON 6511Federal Grants Law
GCON 6512Government Procurement of Intellectual Property Seminar
GCON 6514Anti-Corruption and Compliance
GCON 6290Special Topics (Interagency Acquisition Strategy)
PPPA 6051Governmental Budgeting
*Other graduate-level courses offered by GWSB may count toward the elective requirement with program approval.