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Master's Specialization Project Management

Project Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $336 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Earn a Master of Science in Management with a specialization in project management at University of Maryland Global Campus. This program is designed for on-the-go professionals who are looking to hone their skills and increase their career opportunities in the field. Study in a convenient online classroom with knowledgeable professors who are valued leaders with career-relevant experience. Access course materials that are available as no-cost electronic resources for most courses in this program, so you can save money on textbooks. And gain knowledge you can apply on the job right away!

Earn a Respected Management Degree with a Project Management Focus

This master’s specialization is designed to help you gain the skills you need to become an effective project manager in your organization. During this 36-credit program, you’ll learn how to manage teams, track projects, and integrate the latest industry knowledge. You’ll take an intensive array of pure project management courses that focus on risk management, project cost, communication, and more. You will also prepare to sit for several relevant industry certification exams.

This program is designed with your needs in mind. These are a few of the ways we gear the curriculum toward working professionals:

  • Our project management programs have received specialized program accreditation by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®
  • We offer courses annually in the spring, summer, and fall terms
  • The specialization’s foundational course (PMAN 634) incorporates content from PMI and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • The specialization is completely integrated with our graduate certificate in project management; students who earn the certificate may be able to apply up to 15 credits towards this program 

® PMBOK and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Total Credits Required: 36

This program requires a total of 36 credits.

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615) 

This course must be taken within the first 6 credits of study (if required). The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses (Management)

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) 
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) 
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650) 

Specialization Courses (Project Management)

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 634) 
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 635) 
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 637) 
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 638) 
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 639) 
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 641) 
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 650) 

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670) 

General Master's Degree Requirements 

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times. 
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years. 
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the above five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree. 
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations. 

Course Progression & Prerequisites

  •  (6 Credits, MGMT 630) or (3 Credits, MGMT 610) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
  •  (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 634) is prerequisite to all other PMAN courses and must be taken as the first specialization course.
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) (or an approved course in finance) and (3 Credits, MGMT 650) (or an approved course in statistics) must be taken before (3 Credits, PMAN 635).
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 635) must be taken before (3 Credits, PMAN 637), (3 Credits, PMAN 639), and (3 Credits, PMAN 650).

Earn a Dual Master's with MBA/Marketing

If you earn an MBA from UMGC, you may be able to earn a second master’s degree in management with a specialization in marketing and save up to 12 credits through our dual degree option. You must start the second degree program within two years of completing the MBA. 

To complete the second degree, you must complete all specialization courses and (3 Credits, MGMT 670).

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

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Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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