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:

Tina Lloyd
Program Manager
Graduate Office, LeBow College of Business
Tel: 215.895.6976

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). 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
Simon Cleveland, PhD, PMP, CSM, CSPO, ITIL, SSBB (Nova Southeastern University). Adjunct Professor. Project management fundamentals; project scope management; project schedule management and cost control; project risk and quality management; project management for NGOs; managing project complexity; project initiation and development; introduction to program and portfolio management; technical projects planning and scheduling; managing troubled projects; project evaluation and assessment; project negotiation and conflict resolution; managing technology projects; project management for PMP certification; IT project and team management
Patrick O'Brien, PE, CCM, PMP, PhD (Walden University). Adjunct Instructor. Negotiations and executive communication; environmental management; scope and time management; project cost and risk management; project quality management; construction management; structural analysis;
Scott Serich, JD, PhD (University of Michigan). Adjunct Associate Professor. Procurement management; information technology project management
John Via, DEngr (Southern Methodist University). Adjunct 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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