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Project Management Graduate Degrees and Certificates

Entry Terms
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Available 100% Online: Yes

Application Deadlines:
Domestic Students:
Winter: December 22, 2017

International Students:
Winter: December 22, 2017

Credits Required for Graduation
Master's Degree: 45 Quarter Hours Certificates: 18 Quarter Hours

Globally, there’s a critical need for professionals who can lead and deliver projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications. This translates into outstanding career possibilities for project managers with real-world knowledge and practical, project-oriented skills.

Northeastern University’s Project Management Degrees and Certificates are designed to help project management professionals acquire those competencies. 

Choose the Master's Degree That is Right for You

Master of Science in Project Management

Master of Science in Program and Project Portfolio Management

Key Features of Both Programs

  • Study project management courses alongside faculty with expertise in a wide variety of fields, including agile project management, portfolio management, construction management, operations management, business strategy development, and IT project management
  • Connect with our extensive network of 2,000+ project management professionals at industry-leading organizations, such as IBM, Biogen, Verizon, and Phillips Healthcare
  • Learn best practices as well as strategies for avoiding common project pitfalls through industry-aligned project management courses in our curriculum
  • The new Agile Project Management concentration and certificate will empower students to explore agile management principles and practices and remain up to date on current trends in the agile project management framework

How Do I Know Which Program is Right for Me?

Along with the features listed above, each degree offers unique opportunities and skills that will help advance your career.

Master of Science in Project Management

  • From inception to completion, project managers are responsible for every step in the process: project definition, cost and risk estimation, schedule planning and monitoring, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution, project leadership, and project presentation and evaluation
  • Learn techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and cost-effectively
  • Customize your master’s degree with a concentration that best aligns to your professional goals: Agile Project Management, Clinical Trial Design, Construction Management, Geospacial Services, Information Security Management, Leadership, Leading and Managing Technical Projects, Organizational Communication, or Program and Portfolio Management
  • Choose the learning format that meets your needs: 100% online; on-ground at our Boston, Seattle, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, or Toronto campuses; or a hybrid format that combines the two
  • Provides you with all educational requirements for PMP Certification

Master of Science in Program and Project Portfolio Management

  • Available for professionals with 3+ years of project management related work experience
  • Geared as a delivery vehicle for strategic initiative management
  • Learn the skills necessary to advance from project manager to program manager to portfolio manager
  • Develop knowledge, skills, and tools to manage project-based programs and portfolios
  • Synthesize and transfer best practices in program and portfolio management through processes, financial analysis, leadership skills, and communication strategies
  • Available 100% online to meet your schedule
  • Customize your master’s degree with a concentration that best aligns to your professional goals: Agile Project Management, Leadership, or Organizational Communication

Not ready to begin a full master’s program?

Earn a career-advancing graduate certificate whose project management classes can be directly applied to the Master’s in Project Management. In addition, a graduate certificate in Program and Portfolio Management, Organizational Communication, or Agile Project Management can also be applied to the Master’s in Program and Project Portfolio Management.

Certificate offerings include: Agile Project Management, Construction Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Security Management, Organizational Communication, Leading and Managing Technical Projects, Program and Portfolio Management, and Project Management.


Master's in Project Management: Faculty Insight
About Northeastern

A graduate program at Northeastern University enables you to create the educational experience that best meets your career and life goals. Recognized as a top 40-research university, we offer a dynamic learning environment, fueled, informed, and inspired by professionally-oriented, hands-on study.

Experiential learning. Industry-aligned coursework. Flexible study options. Plus, a global network of faculty practitioners, corporate partners, distinguished alumni, and fellow students. Together, these form the cornerstone of an education that’s innovative, yet relevant; practical, yet transformative.

  • Experiential learning—the integration of project management courses with professional experience—is at the heart of the Master's in Project Management, online, on campus, or hybrid.
  • Join an ever-expanding global network of more than 3,000 corporate partners and 230,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in more than 90 countries.
  • Discover a graduate education designed to satisfy the needs of both the student and the industry.
  • Experience an innovative online project management education driven by cognitive science, informed by employers, and powered by experiential learning.
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