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Online Management Master's Degree

Project Management

Management: Project Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Successfully lead large projects with the master's degree in management with a specialization in project management.

The online master's in management specialization in project management at University of Maryland Global Campus provides a solid knowledge base that facilitates further preparation for various professional certification exams. Our courses allow you to develop advanced business management skills while building expertise in traditional, agile, and hybrid project management. Through your specialization courses, you’ll learn how to use hard and soft skills to manage projects with varying sizes and levels of complexity while your core management courses will give you the tools you need to take on leadership roles in any work environment.

Total Credits Required: 36

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 650)

Specialization Courses

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 634)
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 635)
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 637)
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 638)
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 639)
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 641)
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 650)

Capstone Course

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 670)

  • (6 Credits, MGMT 630) or (3 Credits, MGMT 610) must be taken within the first 6 credits.
    • (3 Credits, MGMT 610) and (3 Credits, MGMT 615) may be taken instead of (6 Credits, MGMT 630).
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) should not be attempted simultaneously with (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • You must complete 24 credits of program coursework, including all core courses, before enrolling in (3 Credits, MGMT 670).
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 634) is prerequisite to all other PMAN courses and must be taken as the first specialization course.
  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640) (or an approved course in finance) and (3 Credits, MGMT 650) (or an approved course in statistics) must be taken before (3 Credits, PMAN 635).
  • (3 Credits, PMAN 635) must be taken before (3 Credits, PMAN 637), (3 Credits, PMAN 639), and (3 Credits, PMAN 650).

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Sequence Course
(0 Credits, UCSP 615)
(6 Credits, MGMT 630)
(3 Credits, PMAN 634)
(3 Credits, MGMT 640)
(3 Credits, PMAN 635)
(3 Credits, MGMT 650)
(3 Credits, PMAN 637)
(3 Credits, PMAN 638)
(3 Credits, PMAN 639)
(3 Credits, PMAN 641)
(3 Credits, PMAN 650)
(3 Credits, MGMT 670)

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to prepare you for work in managing and coordinating projects and programs.

Shandel A., Montgomery, AL

There are more than 6.7 million project management-oriented professionals in the United States as of 2017.
Source: Project Management Institute | “Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 2017–2027” | 2017
Professionals Needed
The global economy needs 25 million new project management professionals by 2030.
Source: Project Management Institute | "Talent Gap: Ten-Year Employment Trends, Costs, and Global Implications" | June 2021

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Industry Accreditation

Management Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

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Management Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

UMGC's master's degree programs with project management specializations are accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Completing any project management course in this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and your certification is current and valid, you may receive credit for
(3 Credits, PMAN 634). PMP and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Experience Recommended for Success

  • If you lack a recent background in finance or accounting, you should take
    (0 Credits, UCSP 620) before
    (3 Credits, MGMT 640).
  • If you lack a recent background in statistics, you should take
    (0 Credits, UCSP 630) before
    (3 Credits, MGMT 650).
  • To improve your writing skills, please take
    (0 Credits, UCSP 605).
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