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    2 Years

Program Overview

Master of Science in Project Management

Become a highly effective project manager in both domestic and international settings. By earning your Master of Science in Project Management degree online from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you'll be prepared to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam to become a certified PMP. With this certification, you'll be able to show you can tackle more complex projects with larger teams and increase your earning power.

The program is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management (GAC) and has a strong leadership focus with applied coursework. As you learn to set clear goals, define scope, and successfully manage costs, timelines, outcomes, and evaluate initiatives, you can immediately use what you learn to improve performance and project results in your current position.

Program Highlights

By the end of the program, you'll understand how to play a critical leadership role in organizational innovation, productivity, and success through effective communication strategies no matter the workforce you're leading. Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Plan and manage complex projects using industry technologies and tools
  • Employ recognized project management principles and best practices
  • Manage and incorporate change through the project life cycle
  • Address the cross-cultural, social, and political challenges of international projects
  • Effectively lead and understand diverse groups and populations
  • Incorporate an ethical perspective in all communications and professional activities

Career Impact

Project managers have global career opportunities in every industry. Project management is projected to grow 33 percent worldwide through 2027.1During that time, it's expected that 8.8 million jobs will be available in the U.S., with project managers in healthcare leading the growth rate at 17 percent.1

  • $112,000 median salary for project managers2
  • 20% average increase in salary when you have the PMP certification2
  • 82% higher, on average, wage than non-project-oriented professionals1

1PMI (2017). Project Management Job Growth and Talent Gap 20172027. Retrieved from
2Project Management Salary Survey (2018). Retrieved from

Course Information

Based on global project management standards, the program provides an interactive, comprehensive exploration of initiating, planning, and managing projects. Interpersonal skills, leadership, and communications are emphasized both with individuals and teams. 

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive conditional status in the program at the discretion of the M.S. in Project Management program director.
  3. $25 non-refundable application fee: Note that Saint Mary's alumni, students seeking readmission, veterans, and active military personnel are exempt from this application fee.
  4. Official transcripts: Documentation of completed bachelor's degree. Must be sent separately and directly from your undergraduate institution in a sealed envelope. We don't accept transcripts that are scanned, emailed, or faxed.
  5. A written statement: Your personal background and future goals all impact your success with Saint Mary's and inform your education. As you prepare your written statement, think about including previous experiences, education, and your personal strengths and interests. Share your motivations for entering the online project management program and how it will contribute to your career.
  6. Two letters of reference or recommendation: Letters should speak to your academic ability and professional or volunteer experience, and how it relates to the M.S. in Project Management program.
  7. An up-to-date résumé: Include both your educational and professional experience.
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Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $660 Per Credit


Graduation fee:$190

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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