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M.S. in Project Management

A Master of Science in Project Management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to lead complex projects in a variety of industries and positions. And did you know… Saint Mary’s program was recognized at #12 by College Rank on its lists of top 20 project management degree programs.

Your Saint Mary's learning experience will begin with a deep, foundational understanding of business practices and philosophies and will then dive into the process of defining, implementing, and evaluating projects. Throughout your coursework you'll find a curriculum that emphasizes the importance of setting clear goals, managing a project's scope, effectively communicating with and motivating a team, and successfully completing a project's stated objectives on time and on budget. 

When you enroll at Saint Mary's, you'll learn alongside your peers in classes that are taught by industry professionals and through lessons that incorporate real-world examples. This educational approach provides the best foundation for immediately implementing coursework in your workplace.

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Project Management Professional Exam and Preparation

Since the Saint Mary's M.S. in Project Management curriculum is in full alignment with Project Management Institute's standards, you'll know that your education is valued in the broader employment market. The Project Management Institute is the world's leading nonprofit professional membership association for the project, program, and portfolio management profession. You'll also find that you've received the preparation necessary to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam and earn your PMP certification.

From Start to Finish

  • You can earn your M.S. in Project Management degree in a little more than one year.
  • Cohorts begin every spring, summer, and fall.

Degree Requirements/Course Descriptions/Application Process


In-Person or Blended Programs

Fully Online Program


This program is offered at our Twin Cities and Rochester locations and online.

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Nicole Coppersmith, M.A.

SGPP Admission - Senior Enrollment and Transfer Counselor

Apple Valley Center, AC

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4561

Nicole Coppersmith M.A.
Carlie Derouin

SGPP Admission - Enrollment Counselor, Graduate School of Business and Technology

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH112

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5198

Carlie Derouin


Catherine Bartholet, M.A.

Project Management - Adjunct Program Associate Professor

Richard Berg, Ed.D.

MS Project Management Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

(651) 271-7906

Anne Fifer, M.A.

BS Communication - Adjunct Program Instructor

(612) 850-3166

Lawrence Graber, M.A.

MA in Organizational Leadership Program - Adjunct Instructor

(651) 303-5316

William Johnson, M.S.

MS in Project Management - Adjunct Instructor, Program Director, MS in PRM and ITM

Brother Louis Hall, BLH229

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5178

William Johnson M.S.
Thomas Kiekhafer, M.A.

Bachelor of Science Program - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Karen Rainford, Ed.D.

Project Management Program - Adjunct Professor

Karen Rainford Ed.D.
Jeffrey Sears, M.S.

Project Management Program - Adjunct Instructor

Thomas Shipman, M.S.

MS in Project Management - Adjunct Instructor

Richard Theis, M.S.

MA in Project Management - Adjunct Instructor

(763) 572-6795

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