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  Sep 19, 2017
 
CURRENT 2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Project Management Degree Program (M.P.M.)


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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and relevant work experience of at least 2-3 years in projects and project management.  Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from a current or past employer; a goal statement that includes the program to which they are applying, their professional goals and aspirations, their motivation for applying to the program, and any relevant formal or informal experiences and current resume. A GMAT (or GRE) test score is optional.

A minimum GMAT (or a GRE equivalent) score of 400 is preferred in verbal and quantitative tests; higher scores improve the change of admission.  GMAT scores are waived for applicants holding a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.

Applicants will score based on work experience, undergraduate GPA, GMAT score (or equivalent) and additional qualifications.  Full details are available on the program’s web page.

Program Description

The Master of Project Management degree program is an online program designed primarily to assist those involved with project management initiatives. The Master of Project Management degree program requires 30-36 semester hours, consisting of five or six 6-semester-hour courses, all of which are online and Web-based.  The total number of required hours depends on whether the student qualifies to receive a waiver for PM 650 (6 credit-hours) based on holding any of the following additional qualificiations and at the descretion of the program director: PMP professional certification; PRINCE2 professional certification;  a graduate certificate in PM from any accredited university in the US.

The program also offers a non-degree certificate: Project Management (Post Baccalaureate Certificate) .

GPA Requirements


A minimum average GPA of 3.0 must be met in all courses used to satisfy degree requirements.

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