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  • Online Project Management Master's Degree

    Drexel's accredited online master's degree in project management is designed for mid-career professionals seeking to advance in a variety of fields. The program trains you to effectively manage projects, programs, and portfolios in today’s competitive production environments, and incorporates business acumen with valued communication skills and leadership ability. Upon graduation, you'll not only be capable of managing single projects, but efficiently coordinating integrated projects to achieve a set of business goals.

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    The program's curriculum is aligned with the internationally-recognized Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and designed to support the completion of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification.*

    Drexel University’s Project Management program is approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). As a result of achieving R.E.P. status, Drexel is now authorized by PMI to issue professional development units to meet education requirements needed by PMI credential holders, such as the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Program Management Professional®.

    What is Project Management

    Project managers have one big, broad job: to make sure projects within their organization are completed. Within that broad description are many smaller responsibilities: organizing and overseeing team members, strategic planning, managing resources, and ensuring jobs are completed on time and within budget. Drexel’s master’s degree in program management is designed to familiarize you with the responsibilities of a project manager while ensuring that you learn the practical skills you need to excel on the job.

    How to Become a Project Manager

    So how do you become a project manager? Before you apply for a master’s in project management, you'll need an undergraduate degree in business or a degree in a more specialized field (marketing, engineering, etc.). You can also acquire a graduate certificate in project management to better prepare you for the demands of the job. Project management positions require communication and people skills, organization, problem solving and critical thinking, risk management, and quality management.

    Yearly salaries for project managers tend to start at around $45,000 and can go up to $125,000.

    What Industries Need Project Managers?

    Project management competency can be applied in virtually any field, including: defense contracting, engineering, financial services, government contracting, IT/software development, and media arts and design. With Drexel's MS in Project Management degree, the possibilities are endless.

    Program Features

    • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
    • Technical competence and strong business acumen taught by industry professionals with experience in the public and private sectors and in union and open shop environments
    • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

    *PMBOK, PMP, Project Management Professional, PMI and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Core Courses  
    PROJ 501 Introduction to Project Management 3.0
    PROJ 502 Project Planning & Scheduling 3.0
    PROJ 510 Project Quality Management 3.0
    PROJ 515 Project Estimation & Cost Management 3.0
    PROJ 520 Project Risk Assessment & Management 3.0
    PROJ 530 Managing Multiple Projects 3.0
    PROJ 535 International Project Management 3.0
    PROJ 540 Project Procurement Management 3.0
    PROJ 603 Project Leadership & Teamwork 3.0
    PROJ 645 Project Management Tools 3.0
    Free Electives 12.0
    Capstone Project  
    PROJ 695 Capstone Project in Project Management 3.0
    Total Credits 45.0

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    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)

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
    • Personal statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically:
      • How the program relates to your previous educational activities
      • If changing course, why you are moving in a new direction with your educational goals
      • How the program relates to your current line of work
      • How you plan to apply the program to your future goals
    • Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    An interview may be requested.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $1303 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2019-2020 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2019

    September 23, 2019

    December 7, 2019

    December 9, 2019

    December 14, 2019

    Winter 2020

    January 6, 2020

    March 16, 2020

    March 17, 2020

    March 21, 2020

    Spring 2020

    March 30, 2020

    June 8, 2020

    June 9, 2020

    June 13, 2020

    Summer 2020

    June 22, 2020

    August 30, 2020

    September 2, 2020

    September 5, 2020

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