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The Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree at the GW School of Business adopts a systems-oriented approach to project management focused on both hard skills (such as project management analytics) and soft skills (which prepare our graduates to make complex decisions, manage risk, and lead project teams). This complementary approach is critical for success in the field.

Our MSPM degree is not only STEM-designated but also accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI), equipping students with everything they need for a successful career in project management and positioning them to succeed in any role that requires data-driven decision making and the ability to lead technical teams. Students on an F-1 visa are eligible for an additional 25 months of optional practical training (OPT) as well, giving them valuable work experience.



Inside the MSPM Degree Program

Join Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi, faculty director of the MSPM program, as he and MS/MBA student Doug Robertson discuss the benefits of earning an Master of Science in Project Management degree at GW School of Business.


The mission of the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program is to provide a superior, state-of-the-art graduate educational experience that elevates the knowledge and expertise to a level that enables students to serve as leaders, educators, practitioners and activists in the project management profession.

To accomplish our mission, the Master of Science in Project Management seeks to:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of project management that influence performance at all levels of an organization.
  • Provide students transferable skills that incorporate a mixture of core concepts with knowledge and understanding of problem-solving, critical and systems thinking, communication and team building.
  • Provide students with a solid theoretical understanding and the ability to apply relevant methods for making complex decisions in business and project management decisions by identifying objectives and alternatives, setting priorities, allocating resources, planning, scheduling and estimating, ensuring quality, managing risk, resolving conflict and making effective group decisions.
  • Provide students with the ability to synthesize project management theory and methods to apply them to any domain.

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Project Management Institute GAC Seal

The MSPM program is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC). The PMI-GAC is a specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels of higher education worldwide.


The GAC Accredited Program Seal reflects GAC’s image as the leading academic accreditation body for project, program and portfolio management. The various symbols in the seal communicate the following:

  • GAC is a community of academic programs and faculty, committed to quality assurance in project management education.
  • GAC is committed to outcomes, as graduates of GAC accredited programs can be assured that they have the knowledge and skills to be successful professionals.
  • Growth is a critical component of GAC, supporting change and transformation in our increasingly projectized world, spurring progress, both within the discipline of project management and the profession.



Academic Program

An innovative and unique curriculum with discipline-independent coursework, the program brings realistic examples from the workplace to the classroom.

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Admission to the MSPM program is competitive. Applicants must present a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and meet the minimum requirements.

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Tuition and Financial Planning

From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements, we offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your MS in Project Management degree.

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