What are the requirements for admission into the M.S. in Project Management?
Admissions requirements can be found on the admissions page. All applications are reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee on a case-by-case basis.
What are you looking for in a typical graduate student?
Our graduate students come from all different backgrounds. Some are leaders in the field, while others are career-changers. We are looking for a diverse student body that brings varying perspectives to the field.
Do you accept transfer credits?
Graduate transfer credits are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Typically, credits cannot be transferred if they have already been applied to another graduate degree. Drexel University allows for a maximum of 15.0 quarter credits to be transferred into a program. The University’s policy on credit transfer can be found at the Office of the Provost website.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The program consists of 45.0 quarter credits. Time to completion is contingent upon the number of credits completed per term and can vary from student to student. Students completing two courses per term (over fall, winter, spring, and summer terms) can finish the program in two years.
I have a PMP® certification from the Project Management Institute. Can I receive credit towards the graduate degree program?
The PMP® certification is considered to be equivalent to undergraduate study in Project Management. This is a valuable credential, and we encourage all students to pursue it, however, it cannot be accepted for graduate transfer credit.
What courses can I take as free electives?
The M.S. in Project Management includes 12.0 credits of free electives. Students are encouraged to use this portion of the curriculum to focus on a specific area of graduate study that they wish to pursue. Students can choose from a variety of graduate courses offered at Drexel University; however it is recommended that students consult with their academic advisor to determine whether or not the courses are appropriate. In addition, many Project Management-focused electives will be made available.
Tell me about the final project.
All students are required to complete a professional project that allows them to synthesize the knowledge gained in the program and to create a project that they can proudly show off to current or potential employers and clients, or disseminate through appropriate venues. The project is the final 3.0-credit capstone course of the MSPM degree. Students work in small teams closely with a faculty advisor to complete this project. Student teams may evaluate the project management practices in an organization, compare selected project management practices across organizations, or prepare a case study that provides in-depth analysis of project management practices used in a specific project. In all options, student teams develop a professional report that identifies strengths and opportunities for improvement, highlights lessons learned, and recommends strategies for enhancement of project management theory and practice.