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M.S. in Project Management

Keep Projects and Your Career on Track

A degree from a highly ranked and accredited program is necessary to compete as a project leader. You need a master’s degree with a curriculum aligned with the most powerful voice shaping project management worldwide, preparing you to pursue leading industry certifications. Our digital world makes it essential to showcase your skills on LinkedIn and other social channels. All of this is possible with an M.S. in Project Management from Saint Mary’s. Accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (PMI-GAC), Saint Mary’s project management program stands out from the rest.

You’ll be prepared with a dynamic skill set to lead and manage complex projects in almost every industry and position. In fact, on College Rank’s list of the top 20 project management degree programs, Saint Mary’s program was ranked #12.1

As one of a small number of PMI-GAC accredited programs in the country, our M.S. in Project Management program partners with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the global standard in project management. Access to the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)® Guide will provide you with a solid foundation in best practices and principles.

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Program Highlights

Highly ranked, accredited, affordable. Our PMI-GAC accredited program gives you the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to become an effective project leader. You’ll be ready to pursue the PMP®exam and other PMI certifications — all while earning a master’s degree from a nationally ranked program.




per credit

Start Dates

Minneapolis – August
Online – August, January, May

Online On-Campus




per credit

Start Dates

Minneapolis – August
Online – August, January, May

Online On-Campus

Program Features

What Makes it Special

  • Complete this program in as little as two years
  • Accredited by the Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (PMI-GAC)
  • PMBOK®-aligned program
  • Prepare for the Project Management Professional® (PMP) exam and other PMI certifications
  • Digital badges offered
  • Nationally ranked program
  • Taught by industry experts
  • Extensive alumni network and professional social connections

What You'll Learn

What You’ll Learn

  • Initiating projects with clearly identified scope, requirements, and stakeholders
  • Planning complex projects using appropriate planning tools
  • Developing plans to implement quality and resource management processes
  • Manage project risk, cost, and budget baselines
  • Evaluating project environment to use traditional and/or agile approaches
  • Manage project procurement for project resources

PMP® Certification

Prepare for the internationally recognized Project Management Professional® (PMP) exam while earning your master’s degree from Saint Mary’s. Gain industry-leading knowledge, expertise, and training with course material from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Why project management at Saint Mary’s?

Besides being nationally recognized as one of the best project management programs in the country, of course?

You’ll master predictive, agile, and hybrid approaches focusing on leadership, communications, team management, scope, schedule, budget, quality, procurement, risk, and performance. Our program is designed with market and industry demands to give you a competitive edge.

Fully engage in hands-on experiences with real-world project management tools, techniques, and processes including Microsoft Project and Visio.

Share Your Success

Share your achievements with your professional network and social connections using our digital badging. The badges in the project management program showcase your accomplishments for completing courses in this program, and the value of your relevant skills and professional knowledge.

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Course Catalog

Career Outlook

Over 128,000 new project management positions will be created each year for the next five years.2 Stand out in your career as a project coordinator, junior to senior project manager, business analyst, PMO (project management office) manager, or program manager.

Construction Manager

$98,890 per year*

Marketing Account Manager

$133,380 per year*

Facilities Manager

$99,290 per year*

Project Manager

$77,420 per year*
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1. College Rank, The Top 20 Masters in Project Management Degree Programs at https://www.collegerank.net/best-masters-in-project-management-degree-programs/ (Visited May 16, 2022).

2. Project Management Institute, Talent Gap: Ten-Year Employee Trends, Costs, and Global Implications at https://www.pmi.org/-/media/pmi/documents/public/pdf/learning/career-central/talent-gap-report-2021-finalfinal.pdf?v=a7ff5855-2b86-4578-9b7f-3dbe26d0402d&sc_lang_temp=en (visited May 16, 2022).