KU Online Project Management Master's Degree & Certificate and On-campus Programs in Kansas City

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What is project management?

Project management involves leading cross-functional teams to deliver successful projects. A project manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Creating clear and attainable project objectives
  • Developing project requirements
  • Planning project tasks to meet the objectives
  • Managing complex, interdependent project activities to meet the cost, time, quality and client satisfaction objectives
  • Managing change on the project
  • Leading the project team and managing project stakeholders

What industries need project managers?

Project management is a broadly applicable skill set, increasingly desired in a wide variety of industries such as business, engineering, health care, information technology, military, science, construction, marketing and event planning. 

Project management career paths - Health Care, Engineering, Information Technology, Event Planning, Science, Construction, Military, Business

Is project management graduate education right for you?

KU’s online project management graduate programs and on-campus programs in Kansas City help existing project managers, or those who desire to become a project manager or program manager, learn how to successfully lead any project, from a simple, short-duration project to a multi-year highly complex project.

KU also offers an online bachelor's degree in project management. Visit this page to learn more. 


Jennifer Keleher-Price
  • Senior Academic Advisor

What on-campus and online project management masters and certificate programs are available at KU?

You can pursue project management graduate education through several paths with KU.

  • Online Master of Science in Project Management
  • In-person Master of Science in Project Management
  • In-person Master of Engineering in Project Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Master of Science 33 credit hours - 1 capstone, 3 core courses, 3 electives (out of 10), 4 fundamental coursesMaster of Engineering 33 credit hours - 1 case studies, 4 core courses, 2 electives (out of 10), 4 fundamental coursesProject Management Certificate 12 hours - 1 elective (out of 10), 3 fundamental courses
Why a KU project management degree or certificate?


  • Choose course formats that work for you
  • Fully online 
  • In-person Overland Park
  • In-person courses are also recorded and available via live-stream


  • Globally recognized KU degree
  • Credentialed, experienced faculty
  • Each instructor has >20 years industry experience
  • KU is one of 38 public university members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a group of America's leading research universities


  • Learn it today, use it tomorrow
  • Discuss your real-world projects in class
  • Courses follow the PMI PMBOK™

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