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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 2020: A start (Dec. 20) | B start (Feb. 7); Spring 2020: A start (March 23) | B start (May 8); Summer 2020 (June 26)

International Students:
Winter 2020 (Nov. 4); Spring 2020 (Feb. 3); Summer 2020 (April 20)

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

Northeastern University’s Project Management degrees and certificates are designed to help professionals lead and deliver projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications. Study courses alongside faculty with expertise in a wide variety of fields, and connect with our extensive network of 2,000+ project management professionals at industry-leading organizations.

Choose the Master's Degree That is Right for You

Master of Science in Project Management

  • Gain knowledge in every step from project inception to completion, including project definition, cost and risk estimation, schedule planning and monitoring, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution, leadership, presentation and evaluation

  • Customize your master’s degree with a concentration that best aligns to your goals:               
               o Agile Project Management
               o Clinical Trial Design
               o Construction Management
               o Geospacial Services
               o Information Security Management
               o Leadership
               o Leading and Managing Technical Projects
               o Organizational Communication
               o Project Business Analysis
               o Program and Portfolio Management
  • Choose the learning format that meets your needs:

               o 100% online
               o On-ground at our Boston, Seattle, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, or Toronto campuses
               o Hybrid format that combines the two

  • Provides you with all educational requirements for PMP Certification

Self-paced flexible option: The Master of Science in Project Management self-paced flexible option is a 100% online and designed to allow those with previous knowledge and industry work experience to complete the course requirements at a faster pace, potentially shortening time-to-degree completion. Learners will partner with a career and academic coach and faculty member to assess prior experiences and then develop a path to degree completion that can be navigated in a self-paced manner.

Master of Science in Program and Project Portfolio Management

  • Available for professionals with 3+ years of project management related work experience, and geared as a delivery vehicle for strategic initiative management

  • Learn the skills necessary to advance from project manager to program manager to portfolio manager, and synthesize and transfer best practices through processes, financial analysis, leadership skills, and communication strategies

  • Customize your master’s degree with a concentration that best aligns to your goals: 

               o Agile Project Management
               o Leadership
               o Organizational Communication

  • Available 100% online 

Not ready to begin a full master’s program?

Earn a career-advancing graduate certificate whose classes can be directly applied to the Master’s in Project Management or Master’s in Program and Project Portfolio Management.

Certificates: Agile Project Management, Construction Management, Geographic Information Systems, Information Security Management, Organizational Communication, Leading and Managing Technical Projects, Project Business Analysis, 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 50-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 3,350 corporate partners and 255,000 alumni, with a powerful presence in 179 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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