Project Management, M.S.

Learn project strategy, contract management and project management math as you pursue industry certifications with the Master of Science in Project Management program offered through Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies. Project-based learning and class simulators will prepare you to promote the widespread applicability of the five basic project management processes as outlined in the PMBOK®: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has named Saint Louis University a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). R.E.P.s are organizations that have been approved by PMI to help project managers achieve and maintain the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Program Management Professional (PgMP)®, and other PMI professional credentials.

This 33-credit PMI-approved program offers you a flexible option to meet your personal career goals. With multiple start terms, you can begin the master's program in fall, spring, or summer online or hybrid courses. You will join a community of academics and practitioners from around the world and from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, providing the opportunity to learn from a network of peers.


Successful organizations depend on the skills of project managers to navigate people through change. The field of project management is expanding and influencing the way large and small organizations conduct business across many industries. Graduates of this degree program are prepared to hold a variety of leadership roles that are responsible for delivering new programs, products and services through a collaborative, disciplined approach to project management.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application.
  • Official transcript from a degree-granting institution.
  • Most successful applicants have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • At least two years of work experience is recommended (includes full-time and part-time employment, internships, co-ops and similar experiences).
  • Three external reference evaluations (not required for certificates).
  • Statement of professional goals (approximately 500 words suggested) articulating what attracted you to this program, and how a master's degree in this field will benefit you in your present or future career.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.

Requirements for International Students

All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:

  • Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency. Some examples of demonstrated English language proficiency include minimum score requirements for the following standardized tests: \
    • Paper-based TOEFL: 550 
    • Internet-based TOEFL: 80 
    • IELTS: 6.5 o PTE: 54

• Academic records, in English translation, of students who have undertaken post-secondary studies outside the United States must include the courses taken and/or lectures attended, practical laboratory work, the maximum and minimum grades attainable, the grades earned or the results of all end-of-term examinations, and any honors or degrees received. WES and ECE transcripts are accepted.

Application and Assistantship Deadlines

Students should apply for the fall semester by August 6 and the spring semester by January 7.

Review Process

Applications are reviewed by program directors.

Apply Now


Scholarships and Financial Aid

For priority consideration for graduate assistantship, apply by Feb. 1. 

For more information, visit the student financial services office online at  

1. Graduates will be able to apply program-specific knowledge to address practical problems using an ethical, evidence-based framework.

2. Graduates will be able to utilize argumentation skills appropriate for a given problem or context.

3. Graduates will be able to implement the project management framework across a portfolio of programs, addressing individual, team, and organizational needs.

4. Graduates will be able to make data-driven decisions regarding project opportunities to align project activity with strategic objectives.

SPS Graduate Core
ORLD 5050Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making3
AA 5221Applied Analytics & Methods I3
Project Management Courses
AA 5200Visualization, Feedback and Dissemination3
ORLD 5350Team Leadership3
PMGT 5000Project Management Principles3
PMGT 5010Project Selection and Initiation3
PMGT 5020Planning Projects3
PMGT 5030Project Execution and Delivery3
PMGT 5210Managerial Economics and Finance3
PMGT 5220Agile Project Management3
PMGT 5961
PMGT 5962
PMGT 5963
Project Manager Master's Project I
and Project Management Master’s Project II
and Project Management Master's Project III
Total Credits33

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Fall 1  
PMGT 5000 Project Management Principles 3
Fall 2  
ORLD 5050 Ethical, Evidence-Based Decision Making 3
Spring 1  
PMGT 5010 Project Selection and Initiation 3
Spring 2  
AA 5221 Applied Analytics & Methods I 3
Year Two
Fall 1  
PMGT 5020 Planning Projects 3
PMGT 5961 Project Manager Master's Project I 1
Fall 2  
ORLD 5350 Team Leadership 3
Spring 1  
PMGT 5030 Project Execution and Delivery 3
PMGT 5962 Project Management Master’s Project II 1
Spring 2  
PMGT 5220 Agile Project Management 3
Year Three
Fall 1  
AA 5200 Visualization, Feedback and Dissemination 3
Fall 2  
PMGT 5210 Managerial Economics and Finance 3
PMGT 5963 Project Management Master's Project III 1
 Total Credits33

Apply for Admission

For additional admission questions, please call 314-526-2825 or email