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Master of Science in Project and Program Management Online

Professors in the Online Master's in Project and Program Management program

Advance Your Career with a Project Management Master’s Degree

100% Online

1 – 2.5 Years

30 Credit Hours

$1,220 per Credit Hour

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Gain Master’s-Level Project and Program Management Skills

Our master’s in project and program management online degree prepares you to advance as a leader in fast-paced organizations. You’ll learn from experienced project managers who are active in their field. Study the latest techniques for delivering a project efficiently and effectively as well as practical elements of program management. Courses qualify as Professional Development Units (PDUs) for the PMP exam. Graduate in two and a half years or choose our full-time option to graduate in just one year.

Program Details

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“The program has met and many times exceeded my expectations. I have already been able to apply what I have learned in my professional life. I am very pleased with all of my courses, the material and especially my professors.”
– Alysa Duenas, 2018
MS in Project and Program Management

Prepare to Work Cross-Functionally in Diverse Industries

10 Courses*

30 Total Credits

Learn to manage and deliver a project successfully. In our comprehensive courses, you’ll gain technical skills such as cost and risk management along with important leadership skills including team building and effective communication. Our program doesn’t just focus on project management like many degrees. Instead, we include an emphasis on program management so you graduate as a well-rounded professional.

Course Highlights

  • Negotiating and Conflict Resolution
  • Risk Management in Projects and Programs
  • The Human Side of Project Leadership
  • Demystifying Agile Project Management

*Applicants who hold an active PMP certification may be eligible to waive the Foundations of Project Management course.

Curriculum Details

Start Your Journey to a Project and Program Management Degree

Application Deadline 06/11/2024

Start Date 07/10/2024

Start your application process with the support of the Brandeis team. During the application process, your enrollment counselor will answer questions, help you meet application deadlines and connect you with faculty.

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Official TranscriptsSend official transcript(s) from every college or university attended.
Prerequisite DegreeYou must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent.
Additional Requirements
  • Include an updated resume that outlines your current and recent work experience.
  • A statement of goals: Contain at least 500 words, address why you are pursuing a graduate degree and describe how the program outcomes will help you achieve your professional and personal goals.
  • One letter of recommendation from a current or former supervisor, manager or employer who can assess your workplace performance: Add their information to the online application and they’ll receive a link to upload the letter. You can submit multiple recommendation letters.

International Students

International students must satisfy additional admissions requirements to be admitted to our project and project management program.

English Proficiency Score
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 100
  • IELTS: 7

You are exempt from this if you meet one of the following conditions:

  1. Will complete, or have already completed, at least three full-time academic years of a bachelor’s degree program (ESL and online coursework not included) in a designated country.
  2. Have completed at least one full-time academic year of graduate study (online coursework not included) at the time the application is submitted in a designated country.
  3. Have worked full-time for at least three consecutive years, within the past four years, in a designated country.
  4. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut, the American University in Cairo, the American University of Paris, the American University of Puerto Rico, the American University of Rome or the American University of Sharjah.
Course Evaluation If you earned your degree outside the United States, you must submit your records (official transcripts/mark sheets) for a course-by-course evaluation by either Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) of Madison, Wisconsin, or World Education Services (WES) of New York, New York. Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.

Apply today to ensure you meet our key admission dates. Start your online application. If you have any questions, reach out to our admissions team at 781-352-4318.

Admissions Details

Finance Your Brandeis Experience

Calculate your cost for attending Brandeis Use our tuition calculator to help you estimate your total tuition costs.  

College is a considerable investment. We are committed to providing accelerated higher educational experiences that offer a return on your investment. We guide each student through the financial aid process and offer tuition discounts and convenient payment plans for eligible students.

Cost per Credit Hour$1,220
Total Number of Credit Hours30
Total Estimated Cost, Minus Fees$36,600
Additional Fees$500 enrollment deposit (paid when offer is accepted and goes toward cost of course)
Other Costs to Budget ForThe estimated tuition cost does not include factors like textbooks and supplies.

Military Students

Brandeis welcomes active military, veterans and their spouses. We are a proud Yellow Ribbon School. Our military students and their families receive a 15% tuition discount. Speak with your enrollment counselor for more information.

Financial Aid Opportunities

With the help of our team, you’ll learn about financial aid eligibility so that you can make sound financial decisions while achieving your career goals. Your financial aid options may include federal loans provided through the FAFSA.

Tuition Details
Professor discussing notes with her students in her Master's in Project and Program Management program

Pursue In-Demand PM Roles

Well-trained project and program managers are in demand across diverse industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, information services, publishing and management. The immediately applicable skills gained in our online program can be used to move organizations forward.

Top Jobs for Graduates

Program Manager $145,816 per year1

Operations Manager $122,860 per year2

Where Our Graduates Work

  • Pearson
  • Erie Insurance Group
  • Colliers Project Leaders USA
  • California Department of Transportation
  • Amazon
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • John Hancock
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Meditech
  • Raytheon
  • Sanofi
  • Verizon

Program Outcome

Study the latest tools and techniques for the successful delivery of a project. You’ll gain technical skills such as cost and risk management, aligning projects with strategic objectives, and leadership skills like team building, conflict resolution, and effective communication. Our program focuses on people skills and management, so you’ll be prepared to work cross-functionally in diverse industries.

What You’ll Learn

Meet the Project and Program Management Faculty

The course content in the master’s in project and program management online degree is shaped by subject-matter experts who are active professionals in the field. Our instructors customize courses for online delivery and share real-world experiences in their classrooms. Learn more about our project and program management instructors on the faculty page.

Ed Anderson

Edgar Anderson

Faculty Spotlight

Edgar Anderson, MSPM, PMP, Project and Program Management Program Chair

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Edgar “Ed” Anderson, MSPM, PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project and program management, managing large-scale IT and information security projects, primarily in financial services industries. He is also a faculty member at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, teaching graduate-level project management courses. Prior to being named Program Chair, he served on the Advisory Board for the Project and Program Management program at Brandeis University’s Graduate Professional Studies school. He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Connecticut and an MS in Project and Program Management from Brandeis.

Bold Leaders in Online Learning

Brandeis University has online education down to a science with decades of experience. Our faculty members, who are trained to teach online, create and refresh courses infused with best practices to optimize your learning experience. The platform is virtual, but the connections are real.

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  1., Program Managers, on the internet at (visited June 12, 2023).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, General and Operations Managers, on the internet at (visited May 23, 2023).