Online Master of Project Management

Interested in learning how to plan and execute advanced projects in your field of study? The online master’s in project management provides you with the resources needed to become a successful project manager and leader. Designed to enhance your professional area of expertise, this program focuses on skills used in public, private and nonprofit settings.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/18/2022


Total classes: 13

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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What skills will I learn in this online master’s in project management?

In the online master of project management, you’ll learn how to plan complex projects by utilizing advanced project methods and models. Quality, risk, scheduling, cost, procurement, stakeholder engagement and leadership are a few topics you’ll focus on over the course of the program. You’ll also learn how to deliver value by implementing predictive, adaptive and hybrid approaches to project management.

Is earning a Master of Project Management online worth it?

 

Yes. Project management is a highly marketable industry and the master’s in project management is beneficial to a wide group of people, including:

  • Working professionals looking to expand their current abilities.
  • Recent graduates looking to build a skillset to complement their degree.

In this online master’s in project management, you’ll gain a wide range of skills, including teamwork, integrative thinking, problem solving, leadership, ethical literacy and values thinking. Upon graduation, you’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to become a project manager who enhances human capital and fosters a collaborative work environment, all while aligning your organization’s needs in the management of projects.

Additionally, through this program, you have the potential to earn educational credits and applied project management hours toward credentialing requirements.

Will this master’s in project management lead to a project management certification?

 

No. While the online master’s in project management does not result in certification, it does meet one of the requirements to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. Having the PMP® certification demonstrates that you learned about critical project management functions as part of your degree program and that you’ll be able to apply that knowledge on the job.

The PMP® certification exam is based on scenarios modeled on real-life work situations. This certification will set you apart from other candidates, as it signifies you have the competencies and knowledge needed to be a key business partner in today’s complex environment. Many job postings in the project management field list PMP® certification as a required qualification for the position and companies prefer to hire PMP® certified professionals. Earning the PMP® certification demonstrates your commitment to the profession and may help you achieve career success at a quicker rate.

Professional licensure and certification

ASU academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arizona. Completion of an ASU program may not meet education requirements for license or certification in another state. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arizona, it is strongly recommended that you visit our professional licensure page for contact information of the appropriate licensing entity to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.

Master’s in project management courses

To graduate from the Master of Project Management online, you’re required to complete a total of 33 credit hours. Taking approximately one year to complete, the online master’s in project management culminates with an applied project, allowing you to apply the skills you’ve learned throughout the program and create a professional project management portfolio. Courses include:


Core

Developing the Plan in Project Management


Core

Impact Analysis and Sustainability in Project Management


Core

Interactive Learning: Risk and Procurement Management


Core

Interactive Learning: Scope, Schedule and Cost Management


Core

Interactive Learning: Quality, Resource and Communication Management


Core

Project Management Theory


Core

Social Psychological Perspectives in Project Management


Core

The Thoughtful Project: Aligning Purpose with Approach


What jobs can I get with an online master’s in project management?

Many graduates of the online master’s in project management go on to pursue jobs in a variety of public, private and nonprofit settings. Examples of careers you may choose to pursue following graduation include, but are not limited to:

It’s important to note that if you’re looking to work in a specialized business area, such as accounting or human resources, this program does not prepare you for the required certifications. Although certain skills may overlap, you’ll need outside certification to qualify for those positions.

Employee training manager

General manager (GM)

IT project manager

Portfolio manager

Program manager

Project manager

Project manager supervisor

Risk manager supervisor

Risk management

Learn from project management experts in a variety of industries

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Learn from project management experts in a variety of industries

Faculty in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts are deeply committed to exploration in their fields of work. Many of our faculty and staff are recognized both nationally and internationally for their achievements.

  • American Educational Research Association fellows.
  • American Psychological Association fellows.
  • Fulbright scholars.
  • Numerous achievement awards in fields from psychology to writing.

Master of Project Management online admission requirements

Applicants to the Master of Project Management program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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