The online Master of Science in Project Management program enables you to achieve success at the highest levels of management by preparing you to lead complex projects, cultivate relationships between project teams and customers, and manage the "triple constraint" of time, budget, and scope of project.

As one of the select schools in the United States that is globally accredited by PMI®, the curriculum is aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) which forms the foundations necessary to obtain the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential.

Program competencies are mapped to the PMBOK® Guide. You'll benefit from courses including Project Management Techniques, Project Scope Management, and Project Management Capstone. You choose how this degree will best suit your needs by selecting an optional area of emphasis in Managing Engineering Projects, Human Capital Administration, or Integrated Supply Chain Management.

Complete your master’s degree in as little as two years from a regionally accredited university. The master’s in project management program has also been continually recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

If your not looking for a full degree, certificates in project management and advanced project management are offered separately.

Tuition for the Master of Science in Project Management ranges from $20,250-$24,300.

If you’ve earned graduate credit in another program or at another school you may be able to apply those credits toward your degree at UW-Platteville. Guidelines for transferring credits (both internal and external) include:

  • Credits need to be approved by more than one faculty member in the relevant program, along with the director of the School of Graduate Studies. Faculty may be the program's committee or some mix of the student's advisor, program coordinator, and a faculty member with expertise in the field.

  • A maximum of 12 credits may be transferred.

  • Credits must have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Students must complete their graduate program within seven years of being admitted to the program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Once credits have been accepted as transfer credits, they become part of the current program of study, and the seven-year limit is based on the date of admission into the program.

  • Only courses where the student received a grade of B or higher will be considered for transfer credit.

Transfer Agreements

You can expedite your progress in earning a degree if you have completed a certificate program with one of our academic partners. Transfer agreements are available for the following institutions:

University of California-Berkeley Extension
University of California-Davis Extension
University of California-Irvine Extension
University of California-Los Angeles Extension
University of California-Riverside Extension
University of California-San Diego Extension
University of California-Santa Cruz Extension

Credit for Professional Experience

As a leader in your field, have you earned a professional credential? You can receive credit toward your 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 these certifications:

Colorado State University-Denver Center Project Management certificate
University of Wisconsin-Madison Executive Education programs

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

An optional area of emphasis may be earned by completing the courses from your chosen area below.

Managing Engineering Projects

Whether you are trained as an engineer, or often tasked with projects related to engineering, this emphasis area is for you. You'll gain exposure by applying a range of engineering management tools related to forecasting, planning, scheduling, and decision making. You'll learn about quality philosophy and tools, and apply Six Sigma to design and improvement of products and services. In addition, you'll learn to create value for the customer in the manufacturing environment through value engineering and lean manufacturing methods.

ENGRG 7800 Engineering Management
ENGRG 7820 Quality Engineering and Management
ENRG 7860 Continuous Improvement with Lean Principles

Human Capital Administration

Also referred to as human resource management, this emphasis area will build your skills and knowledge of the people side of project management. With a broad range of topics to choose from, this emphasis will suit the needs of experienced project managers and those who are new to the human capital subject. Selected courses cover gender and race issues, developing the organization, recruitment, union and management, and strategic level HR activity.

BUSADMIN 5030 Human Resource Management, professional experience in the HR function in the last five years, OR one of the PHR credentials from HRCI.

Choose three of the following courses:

BUSADMIN 5340 Management, Gender and Race
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 6330 Labor-Management Relations OR OCL 7380 Conflict Resolution & Negotiation
OCL 7700 Strategic Human Resources

Integrated Supply Chain Management

If your project management career leans toward supply chain issues, you'll realize great value from this emphasis area. You'll 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. Topics of interest include purchasing, logistics, managing the customer relationship, and production management.

BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management, an undergraduate supply chain management course less than seven years old, OR one of the following credentials: CPSM, CPSD, CPM, CPIM, or CSCP

ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management

Choose one of the following courses (two if BUSADMIN 6100 is waived):

BUSADMIN 6160 Purchasing Management
INDUSTDY 6950 Production Planning and Control
ISCM 7500 Supply Chain Logistics
ISCM 7700 Customer Relationship Management

You'll earn your degree by successfully completing 30-36 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with a wide variety of elective courses. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated. For each course taken, you must earn a minimum grade of "C" for that course to count toward degree completion.

Foundational Courses (0-9 credits)

ACCTING 7000 Managerial Accounting
BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior
MEDIA 5010 Business Communication (Review the MEDIA 5010 waiver exam).

Core Courses (15 credits)

PROJMGT 7010 Project Management Techniques I
PROJMGT 7020 Project Management Techniques II
PROJMGT 7040 Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-located Project Teams
PROJMGT 7080 Project Scope Management
PROJMGT 7840 Project Management Capstone

Elective Courses (12-15 credits)

Cutting-edge curriculum assures that the knowledge you gain is relevant to today's needs in the discipline of project management. Your academic advisor will guide you in selecting courses that allow you to make Your Best Career Move.

BUSADMIN 5030 Human Resource Management
BUSADMIN 5100 Compensation Management
BUSADMIN 5340 Management, Gender and Race
BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development
BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management
BUSADMIN 5620 Corporate Finance
BUSADMIN 5650 International Finance
BUSADMIN 5740 Consumer Behavior
BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management
BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection
BUSADMIN 6330 Labor-Management Relations
BUSADMIN 6630 Marketing Management
BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management
ENGRG 6050 Applied Statistics
ENGRG 7810 Advanced Production and Operations Analysis
ENGRG 7830 Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
ENGRG 7850 Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments
INDUSTDY 7000 Research Methodology
ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management
MEDIA 5800 Meeting and Event Management
MEDIA 7330 Organizational Communication
OCL 7310 Business Analytics
OCL 7330 Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
PHLSPHY 7530 Business Ethics
PROJMGT 7030 Project Risk Management
PROJMGT 7050 Project Procurement Management
PROJMGT 7060 Advanced Tools and Techniques for Project Management
PROJMGT 7070 Program Management
PROJMGT 7090 Agile Methods in Project Management
PROJMGT 7120 Project Portfolio Management
PROJMGT 7940 Special Topics in Project Management*
PROJMGT 7980 Independent Study in Project Management*
PROJMGT 7990 Thesis Research*

*Contact your advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.

To ensure an admission decision for the desired semester, please submit your completed application and supporting materials by the following dates:

Spring: December 1                    Summer: April 15                    Fall: July 15

Although the master’s program requires no entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT, some programs may have specific admission requirements. To be considered for admission, you must have earned a 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 (CHEA). International degrees are evaluated on an individual basis.

Full Standing

To be eligible for admission in full standing, a student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above; or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution. Students not meeting those requirements, or who possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field, but who meet one of the requirements listed below may be considered for full standing through a comprehensive review of their application material.

  • Graduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Undergraduate degree GPA of 2.50 to 2.75 and bachelor's degree earned more than five years before date of application

Trial Enrollment

Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on trial enrollment. Trial enrollment admission status is to be used only in extraordinary cases. Admission as a trial enrollee must be justified by the admitting department and approved by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. You may also apply as a Special Student.

Admission Procedures for Pursuing a Master’s Degree

To apply for the master's degree program, you must:

  1. Complete the online University of Wisconsin System Application for Graduate Admission.

  2. Pay a $56 non-refundable application fee at our secure online site or mail a check payable to:

Center for Distance Learning
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville WI 53818-3099

  1. Request an official transcript be sent directly from your undergraduate degree-granting institution to the Center for Distance Learning at the address above. We cannot accept or evaluate unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution(s) where the course work was completed. Your application is not complete until we receive your transcript(s). All transcripts become the property of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

  2. Provide official transcripts for any previously earned graduate credits to be considered for transfer. For an engineering degree, a course syllabus may also be required for transfer credits.

  3. Email a detailed employment résumé to the Center for Distance Learning at M.S. in Criminal Justice applicants should also submit a brief personal statement of purpose and goals.

You may be contacted for additional information to support your admission. International applicants will follow a slightly modified procedure.

Single Course Enrollment

Students not seeking a master’s degree, who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may register as a Special Student. You will receive academic credit for courses taken while on this status. You can be considered for admission into a degree program if you maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all graduate-level work and all other admission requirements are met. With the program coordinator’s approval, you may transfer up to 12 credits earned at UW-Platteville into a degree program. All graduate-level work will be included in computing your academic average.

International Students

If you earned your bachelor’s degree outside the United States, you must request that your academic records (called transcripts in the U.S.) be sent directly to the Center for Distance Learning from the issuing institution, along with a translated copy if they are not in English. Any records received become a part of your permanent student record at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and cannot be released. International transcripts are subject to a course-by-course evaluation. UW-Platteville has approved Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) to complete this evaluation. ECE or WES requires official transcripts/academic records to complete the evaluation.

If you attended a school outside the United States, follow these procedures:

  1. Request official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you earned your degree(s), including a translated copy if your transcript is not in English. Neither UW-Platteville nor ECE provide translation services. You are responsible for providing a translated copy of your transcript.

  2. Go to the ECE or WES website and click Apply Now. Use Course by Course for your report option.

  3. Pay all fees associated with setting up an account.

In addition to filing the standard application for admission with official transcript(s) translated in English, you must provide a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to the Center for Distance Learning. As an alternative, you may submit a scoring report from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Program admission requires a band-level score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub score.

An Official TOEFL Score that meets one of the following minimum requirements:

Test Date Taken Total Minimum Score Subject Area Minimum Requirement
Paper-Based Test Prior to October 2017 550 N/A
Paper-Based Test


October 2017 or after 




Must meet or exceed all subject minimums:
Reading (20)
Listening (20)
Writing (22)
Internet-Based Test




80 AND must meet minimums for all subject areas as noted to the right


Must meet or exceed all subject minimums:
Reading (20)
Listening (20)
Speaking (28)
Writing (22)


International students may request a waiver of the TOEFL requirement by submitting acceptable justification. The waiver request should include your name, daytime phone number, and desired program of study. Send requests directly to:

Laura Schieltz
Admission Specialist
2100 Ullsvik Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville WI 53818-3099