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

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

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

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

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

Purdue University Global

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.