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Master of Science in Project Management

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What is a Master of Science in Project Management?

The Master of Science (MS) in Project Management is a program designed to help professionals at any stage of their career develop and apply project management theories and techniques in a variety of fields—ranging from information technology, software development and systems integration to construction management, healthcare, government and creative industries.

Through our Master of Science in Project Management courses, you will gain the business, communication, global, and leadership skills needed to succeed in today's competitive, project-driven environment. Not only will you learn how to manage single projects, but you will also develop essential program management skills required to coordinate integrated, complex projects—and become a leader in your organization.

The courses in the MS in Project Management are aligned with the internationally-recognized Project Management Institute’s (PMI®A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and are designed to support the completion of the Certified Associate in Project Management credential (CAPM)® and the Project Management Professional credential (PMP)®.

Note: We are no longer accepting applications for spring 2021.

How long is a Master of Science in Project Management?

Conveniently offered online and part-time, you can earn a master's degree while simultaneously enhancing your career. Drexel also offers a Graduate Certificate in Project Management for those who seek a master's-level education without pursuing a full degree.

Drexel’s Master of Science in Project Management is 45 credits. Students typically take two courses per quarter (four quarters per year), enabling you to complete the Master of Science in Project Management in as little as two years. To meet the needs of working professionals, the program is designed to be flexible with faculty who understand the demands of balancing work, academics and life. We offer two admit terms, fall and spring.

Master of Science in Project Management Learning outcomes

When you graduate from the Master of Science in Project Management, you are prepared to serve as a project leader and team member who adds value through innovation, customer focus and professional responsibility, relevant to the objectives of the projects and the organizations you support.

The MS in Project Management equips you with the following demonstrable skills:

  • Project Life Cycle
    Strategically manage projects to achieve organizational goals throughout the different project phases from selection and initiation to completion.
  • Technical Project Management
    Utilize appropriate project management tools and technology to effectively and efficiently manage the project scope, schedule, quality, risk, cost and knowledge.
  • Leadership
    Foster inclusive teams with positive leadership through communication, support, and engagement to encourage innovation and inspiration throughout the project life cycle.
  • Community & Professionalism
    Consistently model high ethics and professionalism to enhance the community where the project is being performed, including the representative stakeholders, while upholding the reputation of the project management profession.

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Master of Science in Project Management ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)

You can visit Drexel University Online's Guide to Completing Your Application Guide