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Master of Science in Project Management

Nebil Buyurgan, Program Director
Glass Hall, Room 200;
Phone 417-836-5121

Program description

The Master of Science in Project Management is an interdisciplinary and applied program which provides STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to project management professionals from all disciplines.

Built upon the widely recognized Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), the program uses a combination of on-campus and distance learning resources to provide individuals with the knowledge and expertise to meet the intense global competition demands. The program may be completed 100% online.

The Master of Science in Project Management program is accredited by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  1. Official transcripts.
  2. GMAT or GRE scores*.
  3. Statement of purpose
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Professional resume.

*Program applicant's must apply for a waiver if they believe they qualify for an exception.  Multiple factors are considered in the review of a waiver request including undergraduate and graduate course work, GPA, program accreditation, previous work experience, current job responsibilities and professional certifications.  All GMAT/GRE waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis, and an approved wavier requires does not guarantee admission to the program.

Degree requirements (30 hours)

The Master of Science in Project Management program requires completion of 30 hours.   

  1. Core Courses (21 hours)
    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
    TCM 701 Foundations of Project Management 3 hrs
    TCM 703 Project Risk and Quality Management 3 hrs
    TCM 710 Project Leadership and Communication Management 3 hrs
    TCM 645 Program and Portfolio Management 3 hrs
    TCM 651 Project Schedule and Cost Management 3 hrs
    TCM 740 Agile Management of Innovation and Technology Seminar - - Fulfills the Research Requirement for the MS, Project Management 3 hrs
    TCM 750 Project Management Capstone 3 hrs
  2. Cognate Elective Courses: 9 hours for Seminar Option.
    At least one graduate level TCM course is required
    . Elective courses must be approved by the student’s advisor prior to completion of the coursework.

  3. Comprehensive Examination. A comprehensive examination must be passed with a minimum of 70 on a 100 scale before the degree is granted. Students must take this examination in their final semester.

Accelerated Master of Project Management option

Exceptional Missouri State University undergraduate students with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher may apply for the accelerated masters in Project Management program in their junior year. If approved, up to 12 hours of 600-level or 700-level courses may be designated as "mixed credit" and counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Admission Requirements for the Accelerated Master's

To be considered for admission, candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume