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.
- No GRE/GMAT required
- Full-time and part-time options available
- Small class sizes
- Courses taught by practicing professionals at the top of their field
“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
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.
- 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 12/18/2023
Start Date 01/10/2024
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 Transcripts||Send official transcript(s) from every college or university attended.|
|Prerequisite Degree||You must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or equivalent.|
International students must satisfy additional admissions requirements to be admitted to our project and project management program.
|English Proficiency Score|
You are exempt from this if you meet one of the following conditions:
|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.|
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 Hours||30|
|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 For||The estimated tuition cost does not include factors like textbooks and supplies.|
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
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
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
- Lead successful projects and manage the project lifecycle in all its phases to ensure the delivery of the negotiated scope and quality level while meeting time and budget constraints.
- Effectively communicate the project/program status, issues, expectations and risks – verbally and in writing – to project and program stakeholders and team members.
- Demonstrate and communicate how projects contribute to an organization’s ability to realize its strategic goals and business benefits.
- Exercise leadership, management, and facilitation skills in the conduct of programs and projects of various sizes, scope and complexity that may be global in nature.
- Effectively manage project stakeholders’ roles, communications and expectations throughout the project’s lifecycle.
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.
Edgar Anderson, MSPM, PMP, Project and Program Management Program Chair
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.
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