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Master of Science in Project Management Curriculum

Offered entirely online, the Master of Science (MS) in Project Management curriculum is designed with professionals in mind. All courses are available in an asynchronous format that allows you to complete coursework any time and from anywhere in the world. This delivery enables you to earn a degree while balancing your professional and personal life.

Taught by an expert faculty of practitioners and research academics, this program gives you insights into how project management is evolving and how to apply it immediately to your career. The MS in Project Management curriculum consists of 45 credits of coursework that includes three distinct academic areas:

  • Project Management Core: Rigorous foundational coursework that includes topics such as planning and scheduling, estimating, and managing risk and quality.

  • Electives: You work with an advisor to select a specific group of elective coursework to complement the program core. Electives can be used toward completion of the requirements for a graduate minor, graduate certificate or dual degree in an alternative area of interest.

  • Capstone: A culminating team project that helps you apply what you learned in the program and demonstrate to current and future employers that you can tackle complex projects.

COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS FOR Master of Science in Project Management

  • Core courses (30 credits)
  • Electives (12 credits)
  • Capstone (3 credits)

Time to completion can vary based on individual student progress. Students work with a program advisor to develop their individualized plan of study. If you have questions about your potential time to completion, e-mail our Department Head of Graduate Studies, Anne Converse Willkomm at acw334@drexel.edu.

MS in Project Management Course Outline

MS in Project Management Core Course Outline Course Title Credits
PROJ 501 Introduction to Project Management 3
PROJ 502 Project Planning & Scheduling 3
PROJ 510  Project Quality Management
PROJ 515  Project Estimation & Cost Management
3
PROJ 520  Project Risk Assessment & Management 3
PROJ 530 Managing Multiple Projects 3
PROJ 535  International Project Management
3
PROJ 540  Project Procurement Management
3
PROJ 603  Project Leadership & Teamwork
PROJ 645 Project Management Tools
3
Free Electives

Students work with their advisor to select courses relevant to their personal, professional
and academic goals.
12
Capstone

PROJ 695 Capstone Project in Project Management 3
Total credits 45

Visit the Drexel Catalog for detailed Master of Science in Project Management course descriptions. Courses from the MS in Project Management are also offered in the Graduate Certificate in Project Management for those who seek a master's-level education without pursuing a full degree.

MS in Project Management Course Catalog