Aug 15, 2022
The Master of Science in Project Management delivers focused graduate study that prepares students for careers in the growing discipline of project management. The curriculum includes courses specific to the project management profession, along with courses providing additional essential skills and knowledge to be a successful project leader. Students will graduate with project management skills emphasizing an integrated relationship with an organization’s functional areas.
Our degrees and certificates in project management provide formal training that prepares graduates to manage local, outsourced and global projects. Students’ improved communication skills will enable them to succeed in multiple diverse communities within an organization. Faculty with extensive practical experience and who have earned the PMP® designation teach all of our courses.
Students are eligible to receive 35 Professional Development Units (PDU) or contact units when each of the following courses is completed: PM 340 , PM 342 , PM 343 , PM 344 , PM 346 , and PM 348 . Course materials align with the current edition of the Project Management Institute A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®Guide), Project Management Institute, Inc.
PMP®, CAPM®, PMBOK® and PMI® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the MS in project management program will be able to demonstrate:
- Managerial and leadership skills, e.g., leadership, team collaboration, planning, problem solving, communication, staffing and budgeting.
- The ability to use technology to manage relationships across projects and with business function units, as well as analyze data.
- Project-management skills, including planning, scope management, stakeholder analysis, quality assessment, risk management, team building and scheduling.
- Program and portfolio management skills, including understanding issues in project selection, vendor relationships, outsourcing, finance, purchasing and contract negotiations, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.
- The ability to integrate and apply the above understanding and knowledge into the development of a major applied capstone or internship project.
Requirements for the Master of Science in Project Management
The Master of Science in Project Management requires completion of 3 units in the foundation program and 30 units in the advanced program, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. Foundation program courses may be waived in accordance with university policy regarding course waivers. For further information regarding graduation requirements, see Academic Requirements for Graduate Programs .
Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement
Students are expected to possess proficiency in writing to ensure they can be successful in their course of study. Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement .
Graduate Mathematics Proficiency Requirement
Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Intermediate Algebra (MATH 20 ). Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the Graduate Mathematics Proficiency Requirement .
Foundation Course - 3 units
Advanced Program - 30 units
IT Management Concentration
The IT Management concentration is specifically designed as a STEM option for those seeking to pursue a career in IT project management.
Required Courses - 12 units
Elective Courses - 6 units
Select two other 300-level ITM courses. (Note: options depend on availability and the completion of prerequisites.)
Capstone Course - 3 units
One of the following to be taken during the student’s last six units of the degree program.