Online Project Management Masters Degree Overview 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.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.*What is Project ManagementProject 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 ManagerSo 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 FeaturesA flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal scheduleTechnical competence and strong business acumen taught by industry professionals with experience in the public and private sectors and in union and open shop environmentsA 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. Curriculum 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 501Introduction to Project Management3.0PROJ 502Project Planning & Scheduling3.0PROJ 510Project Quality Management3.0PROJ 515Project Estimation & Cost Management3.0PROJ 520Project Risk Assessment & Management3.0PROJ 530Managing Multiple Projects3.0PROJ 535International Project Management3.0PROJ 540Project Procurement Management3.0PROJ 603Project Leadership & Teamwork3.0PROJ 645Project Management Tools3.0Free Electives12.0Capstone Project PROJ 695Capstone Project in Project Management3.0Total Credits45.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically: How the program relates to your previous educational activitiesIf changing course, why you are moving in a new direction with your educational goalsHow the program relates to your current line of workHow you plan to apply the program to your future goalsResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsAn interview may be requested. Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $1228 per credit. This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.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 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Project Management Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.