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Government Contracting Frequently Asked Questions

Government Contracting and Procurement Law: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Please visit our application page to sign up for the program.

What are the requirements for admission?

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants must complete our simple online application form, which includes submitting contact information for two references, and completing a brief personal statement describing why you are interested in the program. We also require official transcripts be sent to us directly from all colleges or universities attended.

Can I get financial aid?

Several financial aid options are available for those who qualify. If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and would like to take out Federal student loans to cover costs, you will first need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and have the results sent to UD. Our school code is 003127. Valid FAFSAs will then allow us to create a financial aid award offering.

If your tuition is being funded through the Air Force or another agency, you will need to select your course from the AI Portal and have it approved by your supervisor, who will then notify UD’s Office of Student Accounts. Funds will be sent directly to UD.

If you will receive funding from your employer or organization based on course completion and/or grades, and you would like to defer payments, your employer will need to submit a letter of sponsorship to us. You may then sign up for our Deferment Plan for UD's Employer Reimbursement.

When do classes begin?

You can start the program in either August, January or May. For specific start dates, view the Academic Calendars page.

What does the class schedule look like for the Government Contracting Program?

To see what classes are being offered, view this easy-to-read chart or check out the Course Schedules and Booklists page.

Why should Contracting and Procurement professionals take this program?

The program is designed with working professionals in mind by offering evening classes and providing instruction from top contracting experts. Students completing the program earn a Master in the Study of Law degree and a Government Contracting and Procurement Specialist Certificate. All class time counts toward NCMA certification or re-certification.

What if I am out-of-state and cannot attend onsite?

The entire program is available online. You will engage in what is known as “synchronous distance learning,” which means you will log on to your computer at the same time the class is meeting live in Dayton.  You will interact with your teacher and with classmates in Dayton and around the nation.

If I participate in this program, am I guaranteed a job?

There is very high demand for these positions, but there is no guarantee.

How much does the program cost?

The tuition is $1,237 per credit hour plus $209 each semester for university charges. Candidates must complete all 30 credit hours of coursework to graduate.

How long is the program?

Students may take more than one class per term and finish in as little as 20 months or with one class per term, three terms per year, the program can take 3 years.

What textbooks will I need for the classes?

Check out the Course Schedules and Booklists page to see the textbooks required for the courses.

What classes will I take in the program?



Introduction to Business Law


Contracts I: Introduction to Contracts


Program & Project Management


Contracts II: Government Contracting


Business Finance


Business Ethics


Negotiation & ADR


Contracts III: Drafting




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More Information

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Government Contracting and Procurement

Keller Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772