Achieve success by leading complex projects, cultivating relationships, and managing the ‘triple constraints’ of time, budget, and scope of project.

As one of a select group of schools in the U.S. that is globally accredited by PMI®, the online Master of Science in Project Management curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), which forms the foundations necessary to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential.   If you hope to earn the PMP® credential, your completed Master of Science in Project Management degree will substitute for 12 months of the professional experience requirement for the PMP® exam, making the powerful combination even more attainable, which will help you stand out in today’s competitive job market.

Although an area of emphasis 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 improvement of products and service along with creating value for the customer in the manufacturing environment.

Earn your degree in as little as two years online or in a hybrid format at our Baraboo Sauk County campus. Depending upon areas of emphasis, the total cost of the program ranges from $21,450 to $52,740*. Be sure to ask your Admission Specialist how you can reduce this cost with transfer credits or credit for professional credentials.

"I was really amazed at how much knowledge I would use from my project management classes. It's incredible how often I'd talk to a colleague at work and see how relevant my coursework is to my daily life, or how information I would read straight from the textbook one night could be applied to my work the next day."
-Marchele Bachini, M.S. in Project Management

*Subject to change without notice.

  • Transfer up to 12 credits toward your degree. Credits need to have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. You'll want to be sure to let your Admission Specialist know if you have earned credits previously.

    Professional Credentials

    As a leader in your field, have you earned a professional credential? You can receive credit toward your MS degree in Project Management if you have completed your Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential, as awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

    You can also receive credit toward your degree with the Master’s Certificate in Project Management from:

    To receive credit, submit the Credit for Professional Experience Request Form when you apply for admission to the MS Project Management program.

  • The Master of Science in Project Management is earned by completing 30-36 graduate credits.

    Foundational Courses

    • Business Communication
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Organizational Behavior

    Core Courses

    • Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-located Project Teams
    • Project Management Capstone
    • Project Management Techniques I
    • Project Management Techniques II
    • Project Scope Management

    Tailor your education to best suit your career goals with a wide variety of elective courses.

    • Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
    • Advanced Production and Operation Analysis
    • Advanced Quality Management
    • Advanced Tools and Techniques for Project Management
    • Agile Methods in Project Management
    • Applied Statistics
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Ethics
    • Compensation Management
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Corporate Finance
    • Employee Recruitment and Selection
    • Employee Training and Development
    • Human Resource Management
    • Independent Study in Project Management
    • International Finance
    • International Supply Chain Management
    • Labor-Management Relations
    • Management, Gender and Race
    • Marketing Management
    • Meeting and Event Management
    • Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
    • Organizational Communication
    • Program Management
    • Project Portfolio Management
    • Project Procurement Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Quality Management
    • Research Methodology
    • Special Topics in Project Management
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Taguchi Method in Designing Experiments
    • Thesis Research
  • To be considered for admission, you'll need:

    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that meets UW-System standards and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
    • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution.
    • No GRE or GMAT is required.

    Applicants not meeting minimum requirements may gain admission through the comprehensive review process. International degrees are considered on an individual basis. For complete information, view the full admission requirements.

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

    • Spring: December 1
    • Summer: April 15
    • Fall: July 15
  • You may be eligible to receive one of the following scholarships.