MSPM Degree Requirements

MSPM Curriculum

The Master of Science in Project Management program is 33 credit hours long. Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students must successfully complete the following course and program requirements to be eligible for the MS in Project Management degree.


Program Requirements

  • Achieve at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of graduation.
  • Complete all degree requirements within five (5) years.


Course Requirements

Students must complete 33 credits of the following coursework to be eligible for graduation.

Core Courses | 30 Credits*

*Core courses may be waived based on previous academic coursework. See the MSPM Core Course Waiver Policy for details.

Decision Sciences Electives | 3 Credits

Decision Sciences electives must be fulfilled by completing 6000+ level courses designated as DNSC.


Electives | 3 Credits

Elective courses must be taken for a letter grade with the exception of courses taken at the GW Law School where courses are letter graded and then converted to a CR on the graduate transcript. Elective credits can be fulfilled by completing 6000+ level courses at GWU.



The MSPM degree can also be combined with a bachelor's degree through GWSB's new 4+1 Program, which enables students to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in five years.


MBA/Master of Science in Project Management

A minimum of 64.5 total credits are required for the dual MBA/MS in Project Management degree.  Students share a maximum of 24 credits of graduate coursework between the two programs.