Online MS in Project Management
Founded in 1996, our Online Master of Science in Project Management (OMSPM) program is among the oldest and most reputable specialized degree programs of its kind in the world. With over a decade of educating successful project managers, this unique program blends the study of project management and general management principles, and guides students in mastering advanced project management techniques. Students graduate from the OMSPM program with the tools to be the most effective project managers and greatly improved prospects for advancement and career change.
A Program with Unparalleled Benefits
- Top-notch dedicated faculty with industry experience in astrophysics, engineering, IT, construction, and more
- A challenging curriculum that goes beyond the PMBOK and exposes students to international methodologies, decision sciences, and advanced project management application
- Flexible course schedules designed for working professionals
- State-of-the-art distance courses that provide a classroom-like experience
- A talented executive-level student body and very successful graduates
- Access to all of the resources of the GW School of Business, including its strong reputation in government and industry, large alumni network, and active career center
- Close ties to government and industry institutions like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. State Department, and many other influential organizations
- Flexibility That Works
The OMSPM Program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. The program’s distance-learning courses are essentially identical to those on campus, giving students the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.
- Proven Distance Learning
Since 1998, all students have the option of taking virtual courses through our innovative distance-learning mode. The distance mode for OMSPM includes:
- Course Capture: Campus lectures are recorded through advanced course capture technology and made available within three hours to all students via Blackboard. Students can conveniently watch course lectures on their own time. Recorded lectures may also be downloaded to a variety of devices to watch or listen to on the go.
- Virtual Classrooms: Professors hold an optional but highly recommended live virtual class session each week, where students have the opportunity to interact with peers and professors.
- BlackBoard: Tests, assignments, and communications are managed virtually through BlackBoard for campus and distance courses.
- Campus Visits: All students attend a mandatory orientation on campus at the beginning of the program, where they have a chance to meet their new peers. Students who complete the Capstone course in the distance mode return to campus for a week-long residency at the end of the program.
- Mission & Learning Goals
The mission of the OMSPM program is to provide a superior, state-of-the-art graduate educational experience that elevates students’ knowledge and expertise, enabling them to serve as leaders, educators, and practitioners in the Project Management field.
Comprehensive Knowledge of Project Management Core Principles:
Provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of Project Management that influence performance at all levels of an organization.
Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking:
Provide students with transferable skills that incorporate a mixture of core concepts with knowledge and understanding in problem-solving, critical and system thinking, communication, and team building.
Team Management and Effectiveness:
Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding and the ability to apply relevant methods for making complex decisions in business and project management by identifying objectives and alternatives, setting priorities, allocating resources, planning, scheduling, estimating, ensuring quality, managing risk, resolving conflict, and making effective group decisions.
Practical Application to Any Management Situation:
Provide students with the ability to synthesize Project Management theory and methods to apply them to any domain.
- Connect With Us
Applicants for the Online MSPM program should send all supporting documentation not submitted online to the following address:
The GW School of Business | Online MSPM Program
Duquès Hall, Suite 550
2201 G St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
Email: [email protected]
|DNSC 6250||Project Economics and Finance|
|DNSC 6252||Risk Analysis for Decision Making|
|DNSC 6254||Risk Measurement and Management|
|DNSC 6257||Cost Estimation and Control|
|DNSC 6258||Collaborative Decision Making and Portfolio Optimization|
|DNSC 6261||Project Management Principles|
|DNSC 6262||Integrated Project Analytics|
|DNSC 6267||Planning and Scheduling|
|DNSC 6290||Special Topics (Agile Project Management)|
|MBAD 6224||Decision Making and Data Analysis|
|6 credit in elective courses selected from the following:|
|DNSC 6210||Decision and Risk Analytics|
|DNSC 6219||Time Series Forecasting for Analytics|
|DNSC 6225||Business Process Simulation|
|DNSC 6237||International Project Management|
|DNSC 6239||Project Governance|
|DNSC 6302||Programming for Analytics I|
|DNSC 6303||Programming for Analytics II|
|DNSC 6306||Decision Models|
|MGT 6210||Leading Teams|
|MGT 6215||Conflict Management and Negotiations|
|MGT 6253||Leadership and Executive Development|
Admission to the OMSPM program is highly competitive and enrollment is limited. Students operate in two cohorts throughout the academic year.
Due to the rolling admissions policy, it is highly recommended that candidates submit applications early. The candidate’s major and trend in grades, personal achievements, and letters of recommendation also affect the admission decision. This program seeks social, ethnic, cultural and geographical diversity in its student body.
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
- Strong academic performance
- Demonstrated professional interest in interdisciplinary business studies
- Admissions Process
Applying to a program at the GW School of Business may seem like a complicated process, but the GWSB admissions team is here to help. The application process for this program can be found on our How to Apply page. All application materials should be sent to the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office. The GRE or GMAT test is not required — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them. We also offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your degree, from scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements.
- Application Requirements
To be considered complete, the following must be included in the application:
- Completed online application form
- Application fee (non-refundable)
- Current résumé uploaded through the online application system
- One letter of recommendation from a professional and/or academic reference
- Statement of Purpose: In no more than 500 words, describe how this program fits into your professional life and your career objectives.
- Additional Application Requirements
- Upload copies of your transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, whether or not the program was completed or the credit appears as a transfer credit on another transcript. Note that admitted students will be required to submit official, sealed transcripts with proof of bachelor’s degree. There is no need to submit them at the time when you first apply.
- The GRE or GMAT test is not required for this program — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them. Learn more about our test-optional policy on the How to Apply page. GW School of Business applicants interested in taking the exam can benefit from 10% off any Kaplan GMAT or GRE preparation course. Use discount code GWUSB10.
- International Applicants
Applicants who require a visa to study in the United States must also fulfill additional requirements in order to be considered for admission to a graduate program at the School of Business. Please visit our How to Apply page for further details.
Applying to a program at the GW School of Business may seem like a complicated process, but the GWSB admissions team is here to help. The application process for this program can be found on our How to Apply page. All application materials should be sent to the GWSB Graduate Admissions Office. The GRE or GMAT test is not required — however, if you feel that submitting your scores will strengthen your application, you are welcome to submit them.
View Additional Admissions Information for the Online MSPM Program
Candidates seeking financial assistance and international students requiring visas are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications, with all required materials, will be considered for admission.
- Spring 2023 - Closed
- Summer 2023 - Closed
- Fall 2023 - June 1, 2023
Please note: Admission to the Global MBA, Accelerated MBA, MAccy in Accounting Analytics, and M.S. in Business Analytics programs is only offered for the Fall semester. Admission to the MBA in Security Technology Transition is only offered for the Spring semester. Summer admissions deadlines apply only to the Online MBA and Healthcare MBA programs. Admission to all other programs is only offered for the Fall and Spring semesters. Additionally, our doctoral and executive education programs may have different admissions deadlines.
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From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements, we offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your degree.
- GWSB Fellowships and Financial Support
The GW School of Business offers merit-based fellowships to incoming students at the time of admission. While applying to graduate degree programs at GWSB, prospective students may opt in to be automatically considered for all fellowship award opportunities funded by the School of Business as well as various university-funded tuition awards administered by the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF). Unless otherwise stated, no separate application is required.
In limited circumstances, current students may also be eligible for merit-based tuition fellowship awards.
- Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships
The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) maintains a comprehensive database of GW and external fellowships to support graduate-level study and/or research. Incoming and current students are encouraged to browse the OGSAF website for information about additional merit-based funding opportunities.
- Federal Financial Aid
U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens may qualify for:
- Federally sponsored education loans through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Programs
- Need-based financial assistance through the Federal Work Study Program, which allows students to earn income while working part-time at pre-approved organizations during their program
To apply for federal financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the appropriate deadline using GW’s FAFSA school code: 001444. Please note that students must apply for federal financial aid each academic year.
Visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance for details about eligibility criteria, application steps, and deadlines. Information about alternate private and federal loans is also available.
- Tuition Discounts
The GW School of Business offers a tuition discount to current employees of the following companies:
- Lockheed Martin
- Organization of American States (GS/OAS)
Please note that eligible programs vary by employer. View details about eligibility, conditions, and the application process.
- Veterans and Military
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For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program and other education benefits, visit GW Veteran & Military Services (VMS).
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.
- Student Employment and Internships
The F. David Fowler Career Center supports GWSB student and alumni professional development by providing career management resources, career fairs and expos, and employer information sessions. GWSB students also have access to employment services and resources provided through GW’s Center for Career Services.
Handshake is the official online recruiting platform and event calendar for the F. David Fowler Career Center and the Center for Career Services. To search for jobs and internships, find and register for events, and connect with career coaches, log in to Handshake.
Federal Work Study
The Federal Work Study Program is a federally-funded and need-based work program that allows GW students to earn income through part-time employment during the academic year at GW and other pre-approved organizations. Graduate students interested in the program must submit the FAFSA and apply through the Office of Student Financial Assistance.
The Center for Career Services provides awarded students assistance with finding positions. Visit the Center for Career Services for information about the Federal Work Study Program at GW.
Students studying at GW on F-1 or J-1 visas may have additional restrictions on their employment due to visa regulations. F-1 Students are required to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization from the International Services Office for all paid, off-campus internships and employment. GW-sponsored J-1 Exchange Visitors are required to obtain employment authorization for all employment, whether on-campus or off-campus.
For more information about the CPT application process, see GWSB Global & Experiential Education’s Curricular Practical Training page.
For information about how your visa status may affect your employment options, please visit the International Services Office.
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