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Online Master's Degree

Acquisition &
Contract Management

Acquisition & Contract Management
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer exactly 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • $524 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Navigate contracts in the services, supply chain, and information technology industries.

The online master’s degree in acquisition and contract management at University of Maryland Global Campus can help prepare you for careers in government and commercial organizations across multiple industries. Learn to navigate ongoing demands for the implementation of performance-based contracts and competitive sourcing. The program addresses many challenges faced by government contracting for specialized acquisitions, including contracts for services, research and development, and information technology.

NCMA Contract Management Standard™

The Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management program at UMGC uses the National Contract Management Association's (NCMA) ANSI-approved Contract Management Standard™ (CMS) as the basis of its program and course curricula to help ensure our students' success in the workforce. Through the program's alignment with the CMS, UMGC prepares students for NCMA's Certified Contract Management Associate (CCMA) certification, which demonstrates proficiency in the CMS and is a strong stepping stone into the contract management profession. We are committed to driving student success through instruction of the phases, domains, competencies, and skills that are common across the contract management profession.

Total Credits Required: 36

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600M)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, ACM 610)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 620)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 630)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 640)
  • (6 Credits, ACM 670)

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Additional Program-Specific Requirements

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed.
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course.
  • The grade of C is not available for these courses.
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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