Directory of MPM Programs

Below, please find descriptions of all of the PMI-accredited Master's in Project Management programs we could find in the US, broken down by state. You can click one of the state names below to jump directly to that state.

Alaska

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage, Alaska
The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has accredited the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at the University of Alaska in Anchorage since September 2007. Students are given the option of taking courses via face-to-face instruction on campus or attend classes in a real-time distance educational environment from anywhere in the country or across the world. All class sessions are recorded and uploaded to the university's learning management system so students have access to them at any time. Part-time and full-time plans of study are available, with classes typically held in the evening and on rare occasions, during weekends. A focused curriculum and significant hands-on project case studies prepare students for complex project management leadership in fields such as construction, engineering, health care, information technology, oil and gas, financial services, and others. Students learn about different key aspects of project management including cost planning and control, risk management, quality planning and resource allocation, time management and project scheduling, and change management. The program includes coursework in the following: Application of Project Management Processes, Project Initiation and Planning, Project Execution, Monitoring and Control, and Operational Integration and Project Closure. Students are required to complete a research or project-oriented capstone in order to graduate from the program.

California

Golden Gate University-San Francisco

San Francisco, California
Golden Gate University offers two graduate programs in project management: Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) and Master of Business Administration with a concentration in project management. The MSPM program is available in the San Francisco campus as well as online. Qualified students can request a waiver of the foundation courses and admitted to the advanced program. The curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge as defined by PMI and equips students with project, program and portfolio management skills. This would include using technology to manage relationships across projects, scope management, scheduling, contract negotiations, regulatory and compliance issues, and risk management. Coursework cover topics such as Project Feasibility, Planning and Control; Project Governance; Agile Management for Project Managers; and Project Administration, Leadership and Team Dynamics. Students who wish to customize their program can enroll in elective courses such as Project Management for Construction, Purchasing and Supply-Chain Management, or Project Management for IT Professionals. The MBA with a concentration in Project Management prepares business administration students to assume diverse project management responsibilities such as budgeting, developing and using resources, team building, defining project scope, and conflict resolution. Students who wish to concentrate on project management must take the traditional evening MBA program (not the weekend MBA). This program is offered in the San Francisco campus as well as online. The university is a PMI member and a Registered Education Provider (REP). As such, some courses in both programs may qualify as Professional Development Units for the Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification.

National University

La Jolla, California
The School of Engineering and Computing at National University offers a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSENM) program with a Project Management concentration. Students learn to assess project management tools and techniques, gain a detailed knowledge of business environments and learn how to identify, implement and evaluate solutions to complex engineering challenges. The university delivers the MSENM program online as well as on-campus in the following four locations: La Mesa, South Bay (Chula Vista), Spectrum Business Park (San Diego), and the Technology and Health Sciences Center (San Diego). The program integrates general management and project management concepts with technical expertise to prepare students for complex and global project management challenges. The MSENM program is not open to non-degree students. The core curriculum covers a broad range of engineering management concepts such as global trends in technology; quality management; risks, contracts and legal issues; and skills management. Students who opt to concentrate in project management must take the following courses: Operation Management, Project Financing Management, Advanced Project Management, and Product Management. The completion of a capstone project is required in order to graduate from the program.

Colorado

Aspen University

Denver, Colorado
Students who are interested in a career in project management can choose from the following two options offered at Aspen University: a Master of Business Administration program with a specialization in Project Management or a Certificate in Project Management. The MBA-Project Management program includes courses in advanced strategic management, business ethics, managerial accounting, quantitative analysis, and project management organization and integration frameworks. By taking the relevant elective courses, students can further focus their studies on Advanced Organizational Behavior, Management, or I.T. Project Management. Students can expect to earn their MBA-Project Management degree after three years of continuous enrollment. The completion of a capstone project is required in order to graduate from the program. The Certificate in Project Management provides students with the essential skills to plan, implement, manage, and complete a wide range of projects. Students learn about human resource planning, effective communication, essential time management techniques, as well as the organizational and operational aspects of project management. Aspen University is an approved Project Management Institute (PMI) Charter Registered Education Provider. Students who complete the required programs may be eligible for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Both the MBA-Project Management and the Certificate in Project Management programs are available 100 percent online.

Colorado Technical University

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Technical University offers five programs on the master's level with a focus on project management. Students pursuing a Master of Science in Management degree can choose Project Management (MSM-PM) as their area of concentration. The curriculum covers key subject areas such as: control systems implementation, procurement and contracting, risk analysis and management, teams and human resource management, and time/conflict management. The university also offers a Master of Science in Information Technology program with a specialization in Project Management (MSIT-PM). This program is designed for project management professionals who want to acquire the skills and knowledge that are necessary for the efficient integration and management of a company's technology and information tools. The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Information Technology and Project Management (MSM-IT/PM) program prepares students to design, build, and manage information technology systems as an integral component of effective project management. The program builds on a solid project management curriculum and includes courses in network architecture designs, development and application of software systems, and relational database and client/server technology. The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Information Systems Security (MSM-ISS) includes a significant project management component via courses such as Contracting and Procurement in Project Management, Schedule and Cost Control Techniques, and Project Planning, Execution and Closure. All the aforementioned programs have PMI-GAC accreditation and are offered both online and on-site. Colorado Technical University also offers a Master of Business Administration degree that allows students to choose a concentration in Project Management (MBA-PM). The program integrates the practice of project management with business foundation courses. Students follow a curriculum that builds on the knowledge areas specified by the PMI in the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

Regis University

Denver, Colorado
Regis University offers a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree with a Project Management concentration (MSOL-PM). As an accelerated program, MSOL-PM courses follow a five- or eight-week cycle with six start times throughout the year. Students who are also full-time professionals can choose to begin the program at a time that suits their work schedule. Students can further choose their preferred method of program delivery - online or campus-based. The College of Professional Studies at Regis University offers their MSOL program in partnership with Aubrey Daniels International. The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has accredited the MSOL-PM program since April 2013. Since the university is a member and Registered Education Provider of PMI, MSOL-PM credits count as Professional Development Units toward PMP certification. In addition to core leadership courses (such as Strategic Management and Financial Reports Analysis, and Leading in Changing Economies), students take classes that focus on current project management areas. This includes: Project Monitoring and Delivery, Management of Project Performance, Leading Projects in Contemporary Organizations, and Delivering Organizational Excellence. The completion of a capstone project is required for graduation. Students have the option of adding a second specialization area to their MSOL-PM program: Human Resource Management and Leadership; Organizational Leadership and Management; or, Enterprise Resource Leadership and Planning.

District of Columbia

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
George Washington University offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program through the School of Business. Students have the option of pursuing their MSPM degree on campus in Washington DC, or online, from virtually anywhere in the country or in the world, through the University's distance learning program. Part-time (30 to 48 months) or full-time (18 to 24 months) study plans are available. Students pursuing the MSPM program online are required to come to campus on only two occasions: prior to beginning the program for a two-day orientation, and at the conclusion of the Project Management Application (Capstone) course for a five-day residency. The curriculum is consistent with, but goes beyond, PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge standards. Students learn about advanced management applications, decision sciences, cost estimation, international methodologies, project portfolio management, and risk management. Qualified students can apply for Advanced Academic Standing (AAS) in order to complete the program in less than 36 credit hours. AAS students are those who: hold a current PMP certification from PMI; have completed graduate coursework equivalent to core courses in the MSPM program; and earned the Master's Certificate in Project Management from ESI International within the past five years. A joint MSPM/MBA program is available for qualified students who are already enrolled in either the MSPM or MBA program. Students must apply for admission to this joint degree program prior to completing 24 credit hours or within the first two years of starting their initial program. The joint MSPM/MBA program must be completed within seven years. Students who wish to pursue this program via distance learning can choose the online MBA or the Healthcare MBA program. Collaborating with the Renmin University of China International College (RUC-IC), the School of Business at George Washington University (GWU) offers a two-year MSPM program for Chinese students. Although the program will be customized for Chinese students, the MSPM China program will follow the same curriculum as the program offered at GWU. Students who complete the program will receive an MSPM degree from GWU and a Certificate in Project Management from RUC-IC.

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
The School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University will be offering a Master of Professional Studies in Project Management program beginning in the spring of 2016. Students have the option of taking classes on campus, online, or a combination of both delivery methods. All required courses will be offered in an online format, however, some elective courses may only be available onsite. The program can be completed in 24 months on a part-time basis. Students who follow a full-time plan of study can expect to earn their degree in 16 months. The program equips early to mid-level professionals with the necessary skills (business acumen, leadership, technical knowledge) required to manage a wide range of complex projects. Students learn by engaging in relevant, hands-on projects throughout the D.C. area and by following a curriculum that includes courses in key project management areas. Coursework covers topics such as project initiation, development, execution and delivery; innovation and design management; communication and collaboration for managers; and project management finance. Students are required to take an Ethics course at the beginning of the program where they are introduced to ethical methodologies, an ethical decision-making framework, and the PMI's Code of Ethics. The completion of a capstone project is a requirement for graduation. The centrally-located campus provides ample internship, networking, and professional development opportunities for on-site students.

Florida

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach, Florida
Students admitted to the Master of Science in Project Management program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University can earn the degree 100 percent online through the university's Worldwide Campus. Courses are available asynchronously, although students still have to submit course requirements within set deadlines. The program has been certified by PMI's Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since 2013. Because the university is a registered education provider through PMI, some of the courses in the MSPM program may qualify as professional development units towards PMP certification. Although an aviation-oriented university, Embry-Riddle prepares students for project management work in a wide range of industries including healthcare, renewable energy, global infrastructure, finance, technology, and aerospace. The curriculum covers topics such as assessing and managing project risks; planning, directing and controlling projects; management science; effective communications for managing projects; and leading projects across cultural, corporate and international boundaries. Students are required to complete a capstone project in order to graduate from the program. The capstone project is an e-Portfolio that showcases a student's work and progress throughout their educational experience. MSPM online students with excellent academic performance may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the University Institutional Scholarship Opportunities. Applications are taken during January and May of each academic year.

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree at Florida Institute of Technology can be pursued on-campus, online, or off-site at any one of the university's extended campus locations. The program can typically be completed within two years. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in business may be able to waive up to 12 hours of program prerequisite courses. However, students from other academic backgrounds (especially STEM fields) are encouraged to apply for the MSPM program since project management skills are applicable in a wide range of industries. Students accepted to the program are given the opportunity to choose operations research or information systems as an area of concentration. The operations research concentration focuses on mathematical and statistical analysis, while the information systems concentration focuses more on computer and database systems. Under the guidance of a qualified instructor, students may pursue other areas of professional interest and opt to specialize in those areas instead. The curriculum includes coursework in key project management areas such as: Cost and Economic Analysis, Organizational Behavior, Project Tools and Techniques, and Project and Program Risk Management. During their final year in the program, students obtain practical experience in the field by working with a company or organization facing complex, real-life project management challenges. The Master of Business Administration at Florida Institute of Technology offers Project Management as an area of concentration. An online program, it has been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since 2011. In addition to managerial courses in financial and marketing management, students take classes in strategic project management and project tools and techniques. The program prepares students to take the Project Management Professional certification exam.

Illinois

Lewis University

Romeoville, Illinois
The College of Business at Lewis University offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. Five eight-week sessions are offered each year on a rolling admission basis, so students can begin the program at a time that is most convenient for them. Classes meet only one evening a week in order to accommodate the schedules of students who are also full-time professionals. Although the MSPM is an onsite program, some courses are made available online. Following a full-time program of study, students can expect to earn their MSPM degree within one to two years (including summer terms). Part-time students typically complete the program in two to three years. As a Registered Education Provider for PMI, Lewis University's MSPM program course offerings are approved as Professional Development Units for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. This means taking these courses qualifies a student to sit for the PMP certification exam. The curriculum covers a wide range of key project management areas and include coursework in: Cost Estimation and Control, Project Portfolio Management, Advanced Business Ethics, Contemporary Management Practice, and Procurement Management. Students can focus on a specific practice area by attending a weekend seminar. At the current time, the following topics are offered as weekend seminar courses: Advanced Oral Communication for Managers, Conflict Management/Negotiation, Critical Thinking for Managers, and Developing High Performance Teams. The completion of a capstone project is required in order to graduate from the program. Students admitted to Lewis University's Master of Business Administration program have the option of choosing Project Management as an area of concentration.

Iowa

Kaplan University

Davenport, Iowa
Project Management is offered as an area of concentration for two graduate-level programs available at Kaplan University: Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Management (MSM). Students interested in the project management concentration (who have been accepted to either program) must take the following courses: Strategic Project Management; Project Initiation, Planning, and Execution; Project Execution with Monitoring and Control; and Project Risk, Quality, and Procuring Monitoring and Controlling. These courses are designed following the guidelines contained in the Project Management Body of Knowledge as established by PMI. Both programs have been accredited by PMI's Global Accreditation Center (GAC) for Project Management Education Programs since July 2014. New students who have been admitted to an online graduate program at Kaplan University may be eligible for the Pass the Torch Scholarship program. Students can receive a $250 per-course reduction, or a maximum value of $2,500 for a master's degree.

Maryland

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, Maryland
Students interested in graduate-level degrees with a project management concentration can select one of these two programs offered at the University of Maryland in College Park: Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) or Master of Engineering in Project Management (ENPM). The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has accredited both programs since December 2005. Classes are offered in the afternoon and evening on campus or online to accommodate the schedule of students who are also full-time professionals. Students accepted to either program are required to take the following coursework that focus on key project management topics: Project Risk Management, Project Cost Accounting and Finance, Introduction to Product Management, Legal Aspects of Engineering Design and Construction, and Management of Project Teams. Elective courses are specific to each program and give students the opportunity to develop greater in-depth knowledge of fields which are of professional interest to them. Students are required to complete a thesis in order to graduate from the Project Management MSCE program. The university collaborates with the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, Shanghai Jian Tong University, and the Warsaw University of Technology in order to enhance student learning as well as to provide research opportunities for both faculties. The university also cultivates strategic partnerships with private corporations and public organizations to provide real-world project management challenges for UMD students to study and solve.
The University of Maryland University College offers two master's programs with a concentration in project management: Master of Science in Management (MSM) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). Both programs are available online and have been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since December 2009. Students accepted to either program are required to take specialized project management courses. These would include the following: Foundations of Project Management, Advanced Project Methods, Risk Management, Communications Management, Quality Management, Procurement Management, and Financial and Strategic Management of Projects. In addition to this core of project management classes, MSM students learn about organizational theory, intercultural communication and leadership, and statistics for managerial decision making. MSIT students are introduced to information technology foundations, and take courses in computer systems architecture, information systems infrastructure, information systems analysis, modeling and design, and information technology project management. The university gives students who are pursuing either degree the opportunity to enroll in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the same time that they are working towards their MSM or MSIT degree. Students only have to take an additional 18 credits under the MBA program to graduate with two degrees. The MBA program is also available online.

Massachusetts

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston University's Metropolitan College offers two advanced degrees in project management: Master of Science in Project Management and Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Information Technology Project Management. Both programs are accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs. The MS in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management program is designed for professionals who are charged with the administration of technical projects. Students learn about specialized techniques for software risk management, cost estimation, quality management, and virtual project management. The curriculum includes courses such as: Quantitative Methods for Information Systems, Business Data Communication and Networks, Database Design, Strategy and Management, and Information Systems Analysis and Design. Students accepted to the program may be eligible to take a PMP preparation course at no additional cost, which brings them closer to certification as Project Management Professionals. Students have the option of pursuing this degree program online, on-campus, or in a blended format. The Master of Science in Project Management program trains students to manage project resources and communications, as well as develop the techniques and skills that are necessary to monitor and track project schedules and costs within a specific time frame and budget. The program is available both on-campus and online. Students are given the opportunity to participate in a number of international educational experiences through the Administrative Sciences Department. These include earning a second degree from a partner institution at the same time as the MS in Project Management, taking part in an intensive study abroad program, or attending a foreign university. MET partner institutions are located in England, France, Germany, Mexico, and Taipei. Boston University also offers an IT Project Management Graduate Certificate and a Project Management Graduate Certificate. It is also possible for qualified MS Project Management students to earn an Administrative Sciences Graduate Certificate with the addition of just two more courses.

Brandeis University

Waltham, Massachusetts
The Master of Science in Project and Program Management (MSPPM) degree offered at Brandeis University is an online program that does not have an on-campus residency requirement. The program is offered through the university's Graduate Professional Studies. Courses are 10 weeks long and there are three entry points to the program each year - January (Spring), May (Summer), and September (Fall). Students accepted to the program can expect to earn their MSPPM degree within two to a little over three years. Students are required to take courses in professional communications, organizational leadership and decision making, project scheduling and control, risk management, and negotiating and conflict resolution. Students can customize their MS degree by taking a cluster of elective courses in topics such as virtual and global team management, procurement and contract management, data science and analytics, and social media and collaboration technology in organizations. Although the program curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge as set forth by the Project Management Institute (PMI), Brandeis University has chosen not to seek the status of a Registered Education Provider with the PMI. This gives the university the freedom and opportunity to explore and develop the most cost-effective techniques of applying project management practices in the workplace. For students seeking project management credentials, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP) or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), the courses in the MSPPM program qualify as professional development units toward these certifications.

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
Northeastern University offers two master's level programs that give students the opportunity to concentrate in project management: Master of Science in Project Management and Master of Science in Leadership. Both programs have PMI accreditation and available in multiple formats (online, on-campus and hybrid). There are four entry points to each program throughout the year. Students who are also full-time professionals can therefore begin the program of their choice at a time that suits their schedule. The Master of Science in Project Management has seven areas of specialization, giving students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a particular field of interest. These specialization areas are: Clinical Trial Design, Construction Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Security Management, Leadership, Leading and Managing Technical Projects, and Organizational Communication. Students gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to manage complex projects, such as schedule planning and monitoring, negotiation and conflict resolution, project definition, cost and risk estimation, and project presentation and evaluation. Applicants with less than two years of professional experience in project management can still earn a Master of Science in Project Management degree through the university's ALIGN program. A customized curriculum is crafted for each student that allows them to link their experience and educational background with their graduate-level program. Through their participation in the university's co-op program, students gain relevant work experience, credit towards their degree, and the opportunity to apply classroom concepts in a real-world setting. The Master of Science in Leadership program offers a Project Management concentration. The curriculum includes coursework in portfolio management, project scheduling and cost planning, project evaluation and assessment, managing troubled projects, and risk management. The university has developed strategic partnerships with the International University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. This gives students a global perspective in both leadership infrastructure and project management practices.

Michigan

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program is offered by the School of Visual and Built Environments at Eastern Michigan University. Core courses include key project management topics such as Project Productivity and Cost Control, as well as Project and Program Management. Courses that are related to project management yet specific to the construction industry are also part of the core curriculum. These include Construction Project Planning and Estimating, and Construction Project Scheduling and Control. Students accepted to this program are required to take a project management cognate that include coursework in Leadership and Management of Teams, Project Quality Management, and Project Risk Management. The university's MSCM program has been accredited by the Project Management Institute since August 2006. Graduate students in the Construction Management program may be eligible for the John and Michelle Bodary/Woods Construction Scholarship or the Construction Alumni Chapter Scholarship.

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan in Dearborn offers a Master of Science in Program and Project Management (MS-PPM) degree. Students are given the option of pursuing the program on campus or online. To accommodate students who are also full-time professionals, onsite classes are held during late afternoon and evening hours. The program considers students with an undergraduate degree in business, computer science, economics, engineering, or math with at least two years of practical work experience. The curriculum includes coursework in project management and control, global program management, program budget and cost estimation, and engineering risk-benefit analysis. Students learn about fundamental project management theories and principles as well as how to apply these to real-world project case studies so projects and programs are completed on time and within budget. Students who wish to gain a more in-depth knowledge of specific topics can choose from a wide range of elective courses, including: Product and Process Design; Human Resource Management; Information Systems for Engineering Management; and Organization Change and Management. Although the MS-PPM is not a PMI-GAC-accredited program, the project management courses included in its curriculum give graduates a solid knowledge base from which to pursue Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Minnesota

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Capella University offers an online Master of Business Administration program that gives students the option of specializing in Project Management (MBA-PM). This program is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (PMI-GAC). Students are prepared for cross-functional business environments and trained to apply business and organizational principles and techniques to meet project goals on time and within budget. Previous learning and work experience may help a student earn the degree in less time. Students have the option of following an online structured format with weekly assignments and course activity deadlines, or a FlexPath format, where students work at their own pace with no preset due dates for course requirements. Capella University gives students the opportunity to earn a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Management as part of the MBA-PM degree. New students may be eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship, which will be distributed over seven consecutive quarters. The university also offers an online Master of Science in Information Technology program with a specialization in Project Management (MS-IT-PM). This program is accredited by the PMI-GAC. Students are prepared for IT project management by learning about the integration of information technology and business, complex information technology global enterprise systems, project budgeting, procurement, and quality, and project management planning, execution, and control. Qualified students have the option of earning the CompTIA A+ Certification during the first year of the program. Students can choose to follow an online structured format or the FlexPath for the completion of this program. The FlexPath option, however, is not accredited by the PMI-GAC at the present time. Both the MBA-PM and the MS-IT-PM programs require students to complete a capstone project in order to graduate. The university has an International Experience program that gives students the opportunity to gain an international perspective on global operations, supply chain management, and other key business practices in different parts of the world.
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree at St. Mary's University of Minnesota is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs. Students who take two courses each semester can expect to earn their MSPM degree after 24 months of continuous enrollment. Students learn to manage large, complex projects in different work settings by mastering a variety of skills including risk management, quality control, procurement and contracting, and effective communication techniques for individuals and teams. The curriculum is aligned with the PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge guide and includes preparation coursework for the Project Management Professional certification exam. Students take courses in: Project Integration and Quality Management, Earned Value Management for Project Managers, Financial Management, and Project Planning and Scheduling. Students who already have their PMP certification upon beginning the program can take the Project Leadership in Agile Environments course instead of the Fundamentals of Project Management class. The MSPM is offered completely online as a separate program. The online program also has PMI-GAC accreditation. Courses are offered asynchronously, however students still have to submit assignments and course requirements by their given deadlines. All online students receive an iPad with the mobile learning platform they need to access course materials, connect with classmates and instructors, and engage in interactive exercises.

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
The PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs has accredited the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at Walden University since January 2013. The program's curriculum follows the PMI guidelines contained in the Project Management Body of Knowledge guide. Walden is a Registered Education Provider for PMI; because of this, each project management course that a student completes for the MSPM degree counts as 45 Professional Development Units toward PMP certification. Walden's MSPM program is available online. Podcasts and other audio content are downloadable to computers, smartphones or MP3 players and a free Walden app gives students easy access to student services, university messages or Walden email via their iPhones. Students can access videos, course materials, lecture excerpts, and other program resources through Walden's own channel on iTunes U. Courses are offered in eight-week sessions and follow a prescribed sequence. The curriculum includes coursework in vital project management areas such as: Integrated Project Process Management, Enterprise and Project Risk Management, Budgeting and Management of Operations, and Sustainability in Project, Portfolio and Management. After completing the MSPM program, graduates may be able to apply some of their eligible MSPM credits towards a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree. The university awards $3,000 grants to qualified students who begin the MSPM program within a specific deadline.

Missouri

The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at Missouri State University has been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since August 2012. Students have the option of completing the MSPM program on-campus or online. However, some program electives may only be available in a face-to-face format. The curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge as established by PMI. Coursework covers key project management areas such as project leadership and control systems, management of innovation and technology, and cost analysis for project management. To complete the program, students can choose to write a thesis which they have to present and defend orally. In lieu of writing a thesis, students can choose the seminar option as their culminating activity. This entails the completion of two graduate-level research papers, one of which must be completed as a requirement for a course. The accelerated MSPM option is for academically outstanding undergraduate students who plan to enroll in the program upon earning their baccalaureate degree. Up to 12 hours of mixed-credit courses may be counted towards both the undergraduate and the graduate degree programs. The Department of Technology and Construction Management has a limited number of graduate assistantships available each year for on-campus students. The program awards a tuition waiver and a stipend in exchange for about 20 hours of administrative, teaching or research work.

Nebraska

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Nebraska
The Master of Project Management (MPM) program offered at Bellevue University follows a curriculum that is based on the standards set by the Project Management Institute (PMI), which are recognized throughout the industry and globally. Students gain advanced training in project management by taking courses in key practice areas. These include: organizational structures and practices, cost control, project communications management, procurement and contract management, and emerging trends in project management. The program adheres to an applied learning approach that gives students the opportunity to integrate real-world business scenarios with classroom instruction. Students accepted to Bellevue University's Master of Business Administration program have the option of choosing Project Management as their area of concentration. There is also a Master of Science in Management program (available through the College of Science and Technology) that allows students to specialize in project management. Students take courses such as: Managing Project Risks, Project Communications Management and Leadership, and Project Management in Global and Virtual Workplaces. The IT Project Management Certificate of Completion is a graduate certificate program offered at Bellevue University that is designed to enhance the knowledge and skill set of current project management professionals. The program is also open to experienced professionals who wish to take on project management responsibilities. Students who complete the course requirements of the program are eligible for Professional Development Units or Contact Hours from the Project Management Institute (PMI). The IT Project Management Certificate of Completion is available to both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students. A number of required and elective courses for these degree programs are available both on-campus and online. Students have the option of choosing the delivery method that best serves their professional goals and preferences.

New Hampshire

Granite State College

Concord, New Hampshire
The Master of Science in Project Management degree at Granite State College is the first graduate program in project management offered in New Hampshire. Available online, the MSPM program is practice-oriented and designed for experienced project managers as well as other professionals who wish to embark on a career in project management. Students learn to define and manage risk for strategic and ethical decision-making, handle different project management components in changing environments (including cost, workflow, schedules and human resources), and communicate effectively throughout the project management cycle. The MSPM faculty developed a unique curriculum that cover several key aspects of project management practice. Following are some of the course offerings of the program: Cost and Budget Management; Leading Teams; Managing Project Portfolios; Global Project Management; and Change Management and Communication. Although the school's MSPM courses do not qualify as Professional Development Units for PMP Certification, students become proficient in the project management components required for the certification exam. Granite State College allows students to take up to four courses (as non-matriculated students) before formally applying to any of their graduate programs.

New England College

Henniker, New Hampshire
The Master of Science in Management program at New England College offers a Project Management concentration. The program can be pursued completely online. Students can expect to earn their degree in one year or two years, depending on their choice of a part-time or full-time plan of study. Courses are offered in seven-week sessions and a rolling admission is followed, so there are several entry points to the program throughout the year. Students learn the skills needed to manage complex projects, and gain the expertise to address crucial project management issues such as transformational change, strategic communications, project coordination and implementation, scheduling, and workflow. The curriculum includes coursework in Managerial Accounting and Finance for Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Quality Analysis for Technology, and Contract Management. The program is designed to help students qualify for PMI certification. New England College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that allows students to choose a Project Management concentration. This program can be completed in 20 months and can be pursued on-campus or online. Students are required to complete a capstone project in order to graduate from the program.

New Jersey

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
Stevens Institute of Technology offers graduate-level programs with a project management focus. The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Project Management degree can be completed entirely online and earned in as little as a year. The Field Consulting Program course gives students the opportunity to work with a company to help find solutions for actual business challenges. Coursework includes Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior and Design, Economics for Managers, and Operations Management. Students accepted to the Flex MBA program offered by the school can choose Project Management as their area of concentration. Classes are held on weekdays and delivered on campus as well as online. It can also be delivered off-campus as a corporate-sponsored program. Students must have a minimum of two years of work experience to be considered for admission. Full-time and part-time plans of study are available. In addition to taking the required core business courses, students also have to complete coursework in Project Management Fundamentals, Strategic Perspectives on Project Management, Project Analytics, and Leading across Projects. The university gives students another opportunity to focus on project management through the Master of Science in Enterprise Project Management (MS-EPM) program. The program is designed for employed professionals with at least one year of work experience who are interested in managing enterprise-level portfolios, projects and programs. Students acquire the skills necessary to manage transformational and complex projects, bridge cultural and organizational gaps, and lead project teams across multiple units and organizations. The curriculum covers a wide range of vital project management topics and includes courses such as: Strategic Management, Project Innovation, Financial Decision Making, and Project Analytics. The project management programs offered at Stevens Institute of Technology have been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since 2004.

New York

Long Island University offers a Master of Science in Technical Project Management (MSTPM) degree through the School of Computer Science, Innovation and Management Engineering. This program is available 100 percent online and can be completed in just one year (three semesters). Classes in management engineering methods are combined with project management courses to prepare students to manage large, complex projects in the high tech and start-up sectors. The curriculum includes coursework in quality and process improvement, engineering cost analysis, project planning and control, human resource management, systems engineering, and risk management. The School of Computer Science, Innovation and Management Engineering is a PMI Registered Education Provider. After completing the MSTPM program, students will be eligible to sit for PMI certification, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP), the Program Management Professional (PgMP) and other PMI professional credentials. For graduates who already hold a PMI certification, the courses can count as Professional Development Units (PDU) that may be applied toward the maintenance of their PMI credentials. Some of the courses included in the Master of Science in Management Engineering program can also be applied separately as PDUs toward PMI certification. These courses include the following: Project Management Principles, Quality and Process Improvement, Communications Management, Project Planning and Control, Project Risk Management, Human Resources Management and Administration, Project Management Practicum, and Information Systems Project Management.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
The Master of Science in Construction Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology is offered through the College of Applied Science and Technology. The program is designed primarily for experienced construction professionals seeking additional training and knowledge in order to advance to leadership positions in the industry. However, graduates of related programs, or those who have completed at least 18 semester hours of business, management, statistics, or project management courses may be considered for the program. Some applicants may need to complete a co-op program to be eligible for admission. The program is delivered almost entirely online, with the exception of the three-day executive leader session that is part of the Construction Client Development course. Students who pursue the program on a full-time basis can expect to earn their degree in 1.5 years. Students who choose to follow a part-time plan of study typically complete the program within three years. The curriculum covers project management and construction industry topics such as: Sustainable Building Design and Construction, Principles of Construction Leadership and Management, and Cost Analysis and Management. In order to graduate from the program, students are required to complete one of the following: a comprehensive exam, a graduate thesis, or a project. Students who choose to take a comprehensive exam will have to complete two additional elective courses. Students who choose the graduate project option will be required to take one additional professional elective course.

North Carolina

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, North Carolina
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at Western Carolina University was the first PMI-GAC-accredited program in the country (1983). WCU now offers an online MSPM program that has been accredited by PMI since December 2003. MSPM courses count as Professional Development Units (PDU) towards PMI certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. Students who already have PMI certification can use the PDUs to maintain their PMI credentials. The university's MSPM program is designed for professional project managers who have at least two years of work experience. Students have the option of starting the program in August or January. The curriculum includes coursework in project selection and initiation, the social and technical components of project plan execution, understanding project requirements and definition, and advanced global project management practices. As a program offered by the School of Economics, Management, and Project Management, the MSPM program gives students the opportunity to earn a second degree at the same time as their MSPM degree. Through the International Programs and Services' Study Abroad Program, the school has partnered with the following universities to give students the opportunity to study abroad for one year: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Galway, Ireland), Avans Hogeschool (Breda, Netherlands), and the University of Glamorgan (Pontypridd, Wales).

Pennsylvania

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The College of Engineering at Drexel University offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree that can be earned completely online. Students who complete two courses each term (four terms per year) can expect to earn their MSPM degree in two years. The program is designed as a part-time course of study and developed for mid-career professionals from a broad range of industries who are looking to improve their project management skills. The curriculum revolves around three competency areas: the project management core, electives, and the capstone project. The project management core includes coursework in project planning and scheduling, quality management, project estimation and cost control, risk assessment and management, and project procurement management. Students are also trained how to manage multiple projects, use modern project management tools, and head global and/or virtual projects. Students can choose to hone their communication, creativity, leadership, or management skills by enrolling in the appropriate elective courses offered by the program or other graduate schools/departments in the university. Qualified students are allowed to pursue independent study as elective credits. The capstone project is a team project that allows students to synthesize classroom knowledge with real-world project management practices. The program follows a curriculum that is closely aligned with PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge, although the courses do not count as continuing education credits toward Project Management Professional certification.
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers a Master of Science in Project Management degree that can be completed onsite or online. Students can choose to pursue the program on a part-time (24 months) or full-time (15 months) basis. The curriculum provides students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of project management including project creation, costing, scheduling, risk management, project implementation and evaluation, and human resources management. The university offers an Information Technology concentration for the MSPM program. Coursework for this concentration area include: Understanding and Documenting Technology Requirements, System Development Lifecycle, Managing Systems Integration Projects, and Software Development Technologies and Architectures. Students who choose this concentration qualify for enterprise project manager, lead project engineer, or information technology project manager positions after completing the program. Students are also given the option of choosing an individualized concentration area from any of the following MS programs: Analytics, Engineering and Management, Information Systems, or Learning Technologies. In order to graduate from the program, students either have to write a thesis or complete a practice-based capstone project. The Project Management Institute has designated the university as a Registered Education Provider (REP). This means students who take the MSPM program are also prepared to sit for the Project Management Professional certification exam.

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Students admitted to the Master of Business Administration program at LeHigh University can choose Project Management as their area of concentration. Since this program is being restructured for the fall 2016 term, students begin the program by taking core MBA courses and enroll in project management elective courses when they become available. The university's MBA program gives students the option of taking on-campus or online courses - or a mixture of both delivery modes. Some courses are delivered asynchronously, while others are offered live online or via a specialized web conferencing platform. Part-time and online students can expect to earn their MBA degree within 24 to 72 months. Full-time students typically complete the program within 16 to 24 months. On-campus and synchronous online or distance learning classes are held during the evening, Monday through Thursday. Global immersion experiences are available. Students have so far gone to China, Chile, Argentina, Greece, France and the United Kingdom. The College of Business and Economics awards a limited number of graduate assistantships for full-time students. Assistants receive partial tuition waiver (up to nine credit hours per semester), a stipend and are eligible for health insurance subsidy. Academically outstanding students with demonstrable financial need may also be eligible for the Dean's Scholarship or the Nanovic '60G Endowed Fellowship Fund.

Robert Morris University

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
The School of Communications and Information Systems at Robert Morris University offers a Master of Science in IT Project Management program. Courses follow an accelerated eight-week evening format, with three starting points each year. Classes meet on campus. The program can typically be completed in 24 months following a part-time plan of study (one course per eight-week session). The curriculum is aligned with PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge and includes courses such as: Managing Software Development in Information Technology Projects, Project Management in Communications and Information Systems, and Strategic Planning for Information Technology Project Management. Students learn how to apply appropriate project management tools and techniques in the design, implementation, and evaluation of both large- and small-scale IT projects. Students have the option of specializing in Information Systems by taking courses in decision support systems analysis and design, network/data communications, database management systems, and management information systems. The Master of Science in Information Systems Management program allows students to specialize in a project management track. Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage emerging technologies, as well as well how to integrate organizational and technological perspectives with program management concepts.

South Carolina

Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree at Citadel Military College in South Carolina has two core curriculum modules that focus on technical project management and principled leadership. The project management component is comprised of courses in project management, project scheduling, quality management, and operations. The leadership core focuses on leadership development in project management and applied leadership concepts. Students can also choose an emphasis track in a variety of project management areas, including: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Computer Sciences, and Business. Students who wish to focus on a particular aspect of project management can customize their learning experience by enrolling in a graduate certificate program. At the current time, Citadel Military College offers three graduate certificate programs: Technical Project Management, Systems Engineering Management, and Technical Program Management. Some or all of the courses in these programs may be used as electives for the completion of the MSPM degree, as well as other Citadel master's programs. Qualified, non-degree seeking students looking for continued professional development or preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification may be considered for admission to the program. In the spring of 2015, Citadel's MSPM program received a seven-year accreditation from the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC).

Texas

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
Students accepted to the Master of Science in Project Management program at Sam Houston State University have the option of pursuing the program onsite or online. The university admits students to this program during the fall and spring terms. Students learn about key project management topics such as operations planning and control, managing business systems projects, and leading organizational change and development. The curriculum offers courses in the following subjects: Management of Innovation and Technology, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Tools of Project Management, and Quality Management. The program also prepares students for PMI certification, including the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. The Master of Science in Project Management degree is offered by the College of Business Administration. Therefore, students enrolled in this program may be eligible for scholarships reserved by the college for its students. Some of these scholarships are the following: Charles R. Carlow Endowed Scholarship ($1,000); Billy and Kathy Smith College of Business Administration ($1,000); Randy G. Wallace Business Plan Competition and Scholarship ($1,000); and the Kailas and Becky Rao Scholarship in Honor of B.K. Marks ($1,800).
There are two graduate-level programs offered at the University of Texas in Dallas that have a focus on project management: Master of Science in Management and Administrative Sciences (MS-MAS) and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Both programs have PMI-GAC accreditation since 2005. Students are first required to complete a Project Management Core before they can continue on to an MBA or an MS program. The curriculum covers key project management topics such as project overview, strategic and process management; legal considerations in project management; project initiation, planning, execution, and closeout; advanced project management and simulation; and introduction to organizational behavior. The Project Management Core curriculum is delivered both online and on campus. Students meet three days a week for the on-campus program, and once weekly for the online program. After completing the Project Management curriculum, which typically takes 21 months of continuous enrollment, students earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management. Students who wish to earn the MS MAS degree must complete an additional 18 semester-credit hours of core business courses. In order to earn the MBA degree, students must waive the MS degree and take another 14 semester-credit hours of MBA core subjects. Both programs give students the opportunity to take an international study trip. At the present time, students visit the University of Applied Science in Landshut, Germany. The international study trip is two weeks long and provides students with a rich educational, industrial, and cultural experience. Because these programs are offered through the Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM), students pursuing either program may be eligible for the Dean's Excellence Scholarship (for new graduate students) or the Dean's Excellence Scholarship and Impact Scholars (for continuing graduate and Fast-Track students). Both JSOM programs grant a $1,000 award. The university is a Registered Education Provider for PMI and sponsors an annual Project Management Symposium. It also provides online and on-campus professional development learning opportunities for PMI certification.

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
The University of Houston offers a Master of Science in Technology Project Management (MSTPM) program that has been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since July 2009. The program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate technology degree who are interested in assuming professional project management responsibilities in technical industries. The curriculum covers important project management topics such as project leadership and team building, risk assessment, quality management, project scheduling, project definition, and cost management. In addition, the Directed Area of Study, which consists of 12 hours of advanced graduate coursework, gives students the opportunity to focus on a particular area of professional interest. The university offers two other PMI GAC-accredited programs: Master of Science in Information System Security (MS-ISS) and Master of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Technology (MS-SCLT). The MS-ISS program trains students in the assessment of the security needs of information systems within a project management framework. The program is also recognized by the NSA/Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education Programs. The core courses for the MS-SCLT program includes project management-specific coursework in addition to advanced preparation in logistics, inventory management, procurement, and transportation. Academically outstanding students of these programs may be eligible for financial assistance from the Project Management Institute Houston Education Foundation (PMIHEF). Scholarship amounts vary, but are typically around $2,000 per student.

Vermont

Norwich University

Northfield, Vermont
Students admitted to the Master of Business Administration program at Norwich University can choose Project Management as their area of concentration. Although this is offered as an online program, students are required to attend a one-week residency and the graduation ceremony at the university in June. To accommodate the schedules of students who are also full-time professionals, the program has four start dates each year (March, June, September, and December). The program has been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since November 2014. Completion of the program fulfills the education requirements for PMI certification such as the CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) or the PMP (Project Management Professional). However, students still need to pursue the certification process independently of their studies at the university. After taking foundational courses in business management (Strategic Resource Management, Managerial Finance, and Strategic Marketing and Operations Management), students who choose Project Management as their area of MBA expertise can take the courses focusing on this field. These courses include the following: Project Management Techniques, Tools and Practices, Project Management Leadership, Communications, and Teams, and Strategic Management in Project Management. Students are required to complete an independent research project in order to graduate from the program.

Virginia

The University of Management and Technology offers three master's level programs with a Project Management concentration: Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). All programs have been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since August 2013. Core courses for the MSM Project Management program include Planning and Control, Project Finance and Budgeting, Risk and Quality Management, and Contracts and Procurement. Students also have the option of learning more about international project management as well as managing major programs. In addition to providing students with project management skills applicable to brick-and-mortar businesses, the Project Management MBA has an e-commerce component that prepares students for virtual as well as global project management roles. The MSIT program with a concentration in Project Management equips students with the skills needed for planning, executing, monitoring, and evaluating technology-heavy projects. Full-time and part-time plans of study are available for all these programs. Some project management-specific courses may be eligible as Professional Development Units that may be applied toward PMI certification. Several of the courses for these degrees are available online or via distance learning, with students enrolling all the way from China, Morocco and Egypt. Students enrolled in any of these programs may be eligible for financial assistance from the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF). Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $2,500, or up to 35 percent tuition waiver.

Washington

City University of Seattle

Seattle, Washington
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at the City University of Seattle is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI). It is the only PMI-accredited MSPM program in the Northwest region of the country. As a Registered Education Provider with the PMI, the courses in the MSPM program can count as continuing education credits toward the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification. Students accepted to the program have the option of earning their degree on-site or completely online. On-site classes are offered during daytime, evening or weekend hours. Online courses (including instruction, class discussions, assignments, and other course requirements) are offered via a virtual classroom using the Blackboard learning management system. Some courses follow a mixed-model delivery system, giving students greater flexibility and more options in completing the program. The curriculum includes courses in project planning and control, financial and risk management, leading domestic and global teams, advanced project management tools and methods, and business fundamentals for project managers. The program prepares students for senior-level project manager positions in a variety of workplace settings, including education, healthcare, information technology, government, manufacturing, military, and transportation. Students pursuing the university's Masters of Business Administration program can choose project management as an area of emphasis.

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Platteville, Wisconsin
The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program at the University of Wisconsin Platteville has been accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs since July 2008. The curriculum follows the guidelines established by PMI in the Project Management Body of Knowledge guide. Students admitted to the program have the option of earning the MSPM degree completely online. The program offers a broad selection of elective courses to give students the opportunity to explore specific project management topics that are of professional interest to them. Students can choose to focus on human resource management, advance tools and techniques for project management, consumer behavior, supply chain management, or employee recruitment and selection. The university gives students the opportunity to receive graduate credits for relevant life experiences. Students who already have PMP certification may be eligible to apply three credits toward their MSPM degree. Credit for life is also offered for students who have completed the Colorado State University (Denver Center) for Project Management Certificate or any of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) Executive Education Programs. Because the university is a Registered Education Provider for PMI, some of the project management courses offered in the program may qualify as Professional Development Units that can be used toward PMI certification.