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Project Management, M.S.

Learn project strategy, contract management and project management math as you pursue industry certifications with the Master of Science in Project Management program offered through Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies.

Program Highlights

  • Project-based learning and class simulators will prepare you to promote the widespread applicability of the five basic project management processes as outlined in the PMBOK®: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.
  • The Project Management Institute (PMI) has named Saint Louis University a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, and other PMI professional credentials.
  • In 2021, The Project Management Institute projected 25 million new project management professionals would be needed worldwide by 2030.

Along the way, you’ll learn from a network of diverse peers from around the world, merging technology with human and organizational structures as you engage in knowledge discovery, management, and dissemination of industry-critical knowledge. 

You can also earn a graduate certificate that complements a master’s degree, often without taking additional credits, allowing you to tailor the program to your specific interests.

As part of the School for Professional Studies, this 33-credit master's program offers data-driven professionals like you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. With multiple start terms, you can begin the master's program in the fall or spring. All courses are offered in online and hybrid formats in eight-week terms, making advanced education more accessible for working professionals.  You will join a community of academics and practitioners from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, providing you the opportunity to learn from a network of peers.

Faculty

As a student in the School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University, you’ll learn from exceptional faculty who are leading experts in their fields. They bring real-world knowledge to the classroom and are dedicated to your professional success. Learn more on our faculty page.

Careers

Successful organizations depend on the skills of project managers to navigate people through change. The field of project management is expanding and influencing the way large and small organizations conduct business across many industries. Graduates of this degree program are prepared to hold a variety of leadership roles that are responsible for delivering new programs, products and services through a collaborative, disciplined approach to project management.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, apply by Feb. 1. 

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at https://www.slu.edu/financial-aid/index.php.

  1. Graduates will be able to apply program-specific knowledge to address practical problems using an ethical, evidence-based framework.
  2. Graduates will be able to utilize argumentation skills appropriate for a given problem or context.
  3. Graduates will be able to implement the project management framework across a portfolio of programs, addressing individual, team, and organizational needs.
  4. Graduates will be able to make data-driven decisions regarding project opportunities to align project activity with strategic objectives.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application​
  • Undergraduate degree (most successful applicants have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better)
  • Official transcript from a degree-granting institution
  • Statement of purpose (about 500 words)
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • External reference recommendations (encouraged but not required)

Upon admission, a new student must successfully complete a virtual meeting with their academic coach to be enrolled in first term coursework.

Requirements for International Students

All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:

  • Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. Some examples of demonstrated English language proficiency include minimum score requirements for the following standardized tests: 
    • Paper-based TOEFL: 550 
    • Internet-based TOEFL: 80 
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • PTE: 54

• Academic records, in English translation, of students who have undertaken postsecondary studies outside the United States must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted.

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Program Requirements 

SPS Graduate Core
ORLD 5050Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making3
AA 5221Applied Analytics & Methods I3
Project Management Courses
AA 5200Visualization, Feedback and Dissemination3
ORLD 5350Team Leadership3
PMGT 5000Project Management Principles3
PMGT 5010Project Selection and Initiation3
PMGT 5020Planning Projects3
PMGT 5030Project Execution and Delivery3
PMGT 5210Managerial Economics and Finance3
PMGT 5220Agile Project Management3
PMGT 5961
PMGT 5962
PMGT 5963
Project Manager Master's Project I
and Project Management Master’s Project II
and Project Management Master's Project III
3
Total Credits33

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
Fall 1  
PMGT 5000 Project Management Principles 3
Fall 2  
ORLD 5050 Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making 3
 Credits6
Spring
Spring 1  
PMGT 5010 Project Selection and Initiation 3
Spring 2  
AA 5221 Applied Analytics & Methods I 3
 Credits6
Year Two
Fall
Fall 1  
PMGT 5020 Planning Projects 3
PMGT 5961 Project Manager Master's Project I 1
Fall 2  
ORLD 5350 Team Leadership 3
 Credits7
Spring
Spring 1  
PMGT 5030 Project Execution and Delivery 3
PMGT 5962 Project Management Master’s Project II 1
Spring 2  
PMGT 5220 Agile Project Management 3
 Credits7
Year Three
Fall
Fall 1  
AA 5200 Visualization, Feedback and Dissemination 3
Fall 2  
PMGT 5210 Managerial Economics and Finance 3
PMGT 5963 Project Management Master's Project III 1
 Credits7
 Total Credits33