Project Management

Major: Project Management
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0211
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9199

About the Program

Please note: This program is no longer accepting new students.

Modern project management is a field that began in the 1950s in the defense industry. In the 1980s, the field gained critical mass in a broad range of industries including, but not limited to, building/construction, IT/systems development, defense, engineering, film and video, financial services, healthcare, and government contracting. Organizations are using project management concepts, tools, and techniques to achieve their objectives and gain a competitive advantage.

The Master of Science (MS) in Project Management, a part-time online program, is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge and skills expected of project managers in any field. The course content is mapped to the internationally recognized Project Management Institute's (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The MS in Project Management equips students with the following demonstrable skills:

Project Life Cycle
Strategically manage projects to achieve organizational goals throughout the different project phases from selection and initiation to completion

Technical Project Management
Utilize appropriate project management tools and technology to effectively and efficiently manage the project scope, schedule, quality, risk, cost, and knowledge

Foster inclusive teams with positive leadership through communication, support, and engagement to encourage innovation and inspiration throughout the project life cycle

Community & Professionalism
Consistently model high ethics and professionalism to enhance the community where the project is being performed, including the representative stakeholders, while upholding the reputation of the project management profession

Additional Information

Interested candidates should visit Drexel University Online for admissions requirements and more information about how to apply. Questions about the MS in Project Management should be directed to:

Anne Converse Willkomm
Assistant Dean, Graduate College
Assistant Clinical Professor
Goodwin College of Professional Studies
Tel: 215.571.3257

CAPM, PMP, and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Project Management requires completion of 45.0 credit hours (quarter) of study. The curriculum includes a core of 11 required courses (30.0 credits), a culminating capstone project experience (PROJ 695) integrating the knowledge and skills acquired during the program (3.0 credits), and 12.0 credits of electives.

Students should use electives to increase project management, creativity, communication, or leadership skills or to develop areas of specialization. Any appropriate graduate course offered in the University can serve as an elective if the student has sufficient background to take the course.

Program Requirements

Core Courses
PROJ 501Introduction to Project Management3.0
PROJ 502Project Planning & Scheduling3.0
PROJ 510Project Quality Management3.0
PROJ 515Project Estimation & Cost Management3.0
PROJ 520Project Risk Assessment & Management3.0
PROJ 530Managing Multiple Projects3.0
PROJ 535International Project Management3.0
PROJ 540Project Procurement Management3.0
PROJ 601Project Leadership1.5
PROJ 602Project Teamwork1.5
PROJ 645Project Management Tools3.0
Free Electives12.0
Capstone Project
PROJ 695Capstone Project in Project Management3.0
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
PROJ 5013.0PROJ 5023.0PROJ 5153.0PROJ 5403.0
PROJ 6011.5PROJ 5103.0PROJ 5353.0Elective3.0
 4.5 6 6 6
Second Year
PROJ 5203.0PROJ 5303.0PROJ 525 or 6453.0Elective3.0
Elective3.0PROJ 6021.5PROJ 6953.0Elective3.0
 6 4.5 6 6
Total Credits 45

Project Management Faculty

Frank Anbari, PMP, PhD (Drexel University) Program Director, Project Management. Clinical Professor. Transportation engineering; project scheduling; project cost management; earned value management; project quality management; project leadership; project management education; Six Sigma.
Jon Boyle, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Cognitive neurosciences; industrial/organizational psychology; knowledge management; group processes; human resources and workforce development; business strategy; technology-enabled learning; research and development; process improvement
Xiaoyi "Christine" Dai, PhD (George Washington University). Adjunct Instructor. The Role of the Project Management Office in Achieving Project Sucess.
Marcos DeArruda, MBA (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Project risk; project management education; project cost management; project scheduling; project finance; project leadership.
James C. Deiner, MBA (Cornell University). Adjunct Instructor. IT projects in the pharmaceutical, logistics and financial services industries.
LTC (Ret.) Ronnie L. Prowell, PMP, MA (Webster University). Adjunct Instructor. Project Management; industrial engineering; capital project management; leadership development; software development project management; Project Management Profession (PMP#169;) certification instruction and coaching (boot camp instruction); pharmaceutical engineering; FDA Compliance management
Michael Scheuermann, PhD (Drexel University). Adjunct Instructor. Project management fundamentals; project leadership
Scott Serich, JD, PhD (University of Michigan). Adjunct Associate Professor. Procurement management; information technology project management
Victor Sohmen, PhD (University of Queensland) Project Management Program. Associate Clinical Professor. Extensive international experience in teaching, research, publication, and practice in diverse areas of: general management; project management; cost engineering; pedagogy; curriculum development; distance learning technology; research methodology; cross-cultural studies; and international business.
John Via, DEngr (Southern Methodist University) Director of Engineering Management; Associate Dean for Online Programs. Teaching Professor.
Tiffani A. Worthy, PMP, EdD (George Washington University). Adjunct Instructor. Project management fundamentals; project leadership; project communications; cross cultural communications; project management education; Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
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