Not all Marines and Civilians utilizing M&S in support of their organizations will have a formal graduate M&S education. A majority of their experience will come from on the job training (OJT). In addition to OJT, M&S personnel have many opportunities for training and education; below are some examples.




Resident M&S Education

Army’s Simulation Operations Course at Fort Belvoir VA. Seats can be made available for Marines and Civilians if MCMSMO is contacted.

Army FA57 Officers Site

Non-Resident/Online Education

 MSCO sponsored Essentials of M&S and Other educational opportunities


Civilian University Graduate and Doctorate Programs

Old Dominion Universities’ Frank Batten College of Engineering & Technology, Masters and Doctor of Engineering – Concentration in Modeling & Simulation

Old Dominion University M&S

The University of Central Florida interdisciplinary master's and doctoral degrees in Modeling and Simulation (M&S).

UCF Institute for Simulation & Training

M&S Certification

There is a M&S certification program through the M&S Professional Certification Commission.

UCF Institute for Simulation & Training

 Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute.  Curriculum focuses on M&S (whether it’s in analysis, research, training, or education) that improves the operational effectiveness of joint forces and allies.  MOVES Institute 
Civilian Research Center  Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) is a multi-disciplinary research center for M&S and visualization; the Office of Research at Old Dominion University manages VMASC.  VMASC

Defense Aquisition University

M&S for Test and Evaluation

M&S for Systems Engineering


Air Force



   DOD M&S   

 Joint Staff