By studying at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's fully online, PMI® accredited Master of Science in Project Management program, you'll be shaping yourself to meet the project management needs of any organization. As a PMI Global Accreditation Center (GAC) accredited program, completing your online M.S. in Project Management degree through UW-Platteville will give you a huge advantage to reaching your career goals. A completed degree counts as one-third of the project management work experience required for the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Taught by expert professionals with real-world experience, the M.S. in Project Management program enables you to achieve success at the industry's highest levels by preparing you to lead complex projects, cultivate relationships, and manage the "triple constraint" of time, budget, and project scope. The program focuses on the core concepts needed to advance your career, offering three distinct emphasis areas tailored to meet your specific goals. Although is not required, your career aspirations may benefit from one of the optional emphases:

  • Human Capital Administration: Build skills and knowledge on the people side of project management. Courses will cover gender and race issues, developing the organization, recruitment, union and management, and strategic level human resource activity.
  • Integrated Supply Chain Management: Focus on coordination and interchange among the disciplines of business, industrial studies, and engineering as they relate to supply chain in domestic and international environments.
  • Managing Engineering Projects: Learn to apply a range of engineering management tools related to forecasting, planning, scheduling, and decision making. Explore quality philosophy tools and apply Six Sigma to design and improve products and services, along with creating value for the customer in the manufacturing environment.

The M.S. in Project Management program's accelerated eight-week courses mean that you complete your degree in as a little as two years. Depending upon areas of emphasis, the total cost of the program ranges from  $24,750 to $27,027*. Be sure to ask your admission counselor how you can reduce this cost with transfer credits or professional credentials.

*Subject to change without notice.

Careers in project management

Earning a master’s degree or certificate in project management will prepare you for a range of exciting potential careers, including but not limited to:

  • Business systems analyst
  • Design engineer
  • Financial management supervisor
  • IT project manager
  • Program manager
  • Regional sales manager
  • Software engineer
  • Research and development manager
  • Network administrator
  • Compensation analyst 
  • Quality engineer
  • Labor relations manager 

Project managers are in demand at organizations of all sizes and industries, making this degree versatile and valuable. Earning a master’s degree in project management can help you grow in your existing career or explore new opportunities.

I applied for the UW-Platteville project management master's program because I thought it would give me a nice well-rounded education between engineering and management. I had researched the program, and the people delivering the program at UW-Platteville were high-quality. I didn't feel like I needed to go anywhere else.

Scott Upton, M.S. in Project Management

Graduate Certificates

A graduate certificate is a credential that equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a particular field. Although it doesn't replace a master's degree, it proves competence in an area and bolsters your resume. 

Credit for Prior Learning

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? If so, we want to recognize that—and help you save time and money in the process. Speak with an admission counselor to see if your previous experience qualifies.

Professional Credentials

Project Management Institute

Students who have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential with the Project Management Institute may satisfy three graduate-level elective credits. For more detailed information, please review the agreement.

If you have completed this certificate, be sure to connect with an admission counselor to learn how it aligns with UW-Platteville's M.S. in Project Management degree program.

Start Dates and Timelines

To ensure you are admitted for the semester you intend to start on your degree, you'll want to submit your application and supporting materials by:

  • Spring: January 15
  • Summer: May 15
  • Fall: August 15

Academic Calendar

Find important University of Wisconsin-Platteville dates such as the beginning and end of each semester, breaks in the semester, final exams, and deadlines for dropping or adding classes using our academic calendar. Spring and fall semesters are comprised of either 16 weeks or two 8-week sessions, while the summer semester is 12 weeks.

Transfer Information

UW-Platteville allows for students to transfer up to 12 credits of previously taken graduate coursework. Credits need to have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and approved by UW-Platteville program faculty. You’ll want to be sure to let your admission counselor know if you have earned credits previously.