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Project Management Program Details

Learn more about the KU School of Engineering project management degrees and certificates by visiting this page.

Program details for KU project management graduate degrees and certificate

The University of Kansas offers a Master of Science in Project Management, Master of Engineering in Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Project Management. The programs are taught in the following locations or delivery formats.

Credential

Online

Overland Park, KS

Leavenworth, KS*

Master of Science

Master of Engineering

 

Graduate Certificate

 

*See below for more information on credentials offered in Leavenworth.


The immediately following information applies to all three credentials.
 

Tuition and fees: https://edwardscampus.ku.edu/edwards-campus-tuition-fees

To apply: http://graduate.ku.edu/application-process

KU School of Engineering additional graduate application information: https://engr.ku.edu/graduate-apply

Applications deadlines: Rolling

Comprehensive KU course catalog: https://catalog.ku.edu/

KU grading and grades: https://registrar.ku.edu/grades

KU School of Engineering: https://engr.ku.edu/ku-school-engineering

KU calendar: http://registrar.ku.edu/calendar/

KU refund policies: https://registrar.ku.edu/fee-petition

 

Master of Science in Project Management  |  Master of Engineering in Project Management  |  Graduate Certificate in Project Management  |  Master of Engineering, Master of Science and Graduate Certificate offered in Leavenworth, KS

 

Master of Science in Project Management

Admissions requirements:

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited school

2. Online application (applyweb.com/kugrad)

3. GRE score: Suggested guidelines of Quantitative of 155+, Verbal of 146+. The GRE may be waived upon departmental review if the applicant has more than two years of qualified professional, related work experience; also waived for CGSC students at Ft. Leavenworth

4. Official transcript(s)

5. Current resume

6. International students must meet KU’s English proficiency, Visa/120 and financial support document requirements

 

Curriculum and requirements:

Concentration courses | 12 credit hours

• PMGT 816: Project Management Fundamentals I

• PMGT 817: Project Management Fundamentals II

• PMGT 818: Project Management Fundamentals III

• PMGT 819: Project Management Fundamentals IV

 

Core courses | 12 credit hours
• PMGT 802: Innovation and Change Management Process

• PMGT 810: Financial Management

• COMS 730: Writing and Speaking for Decision Makers

• COMS 811: Applied Organizational Communication

 

Elective courses | 6 credit hours

Students may choose from the available PMGT elective courses or other PMGT department-approved courses. Options include but are not limited to:

• PMGT 808: Lean Six Sigma & Project Quality

• PMGT 811: Project Contracts & Procurement

• PMGT 820: Management of New Product Development Projects

• PMGT 821: Management of Consulting Projects

• PMGT 822: Management of Governmental Projects

• PMGT 823: Risk Management for Project Managers

• PMGT 824: Project Cost Estimation, Analysis, and Control

• PMGT 825: Portfolio Analysis for Project Managers

• PMGT 826: Program Management

• PMGT 827: Project Team Management and Development

• PMGT 828: Management of Global Projects

• PMGT 829: Management of Distributed Project Teams

 

Capstone | 3 credit hours
• PMGT 835: Project Management Capstone Course

Total credit hours: 33

 

Master of Engineering in Project Management

Admissions requirements:

1. An undergraduate degree in engineering or closely related science

2. Online application (applyweb.com/kugrad)

3. Two years of work experience in engineering, information technology or relevant field experience

4. Official transcript(s)

5. Current resume

6. International students must meet KU’s English proficiency, Visa/120 and financial support document requirements

 

Curriculum and requirements:

Offered through the KU School of Engineering and led by professors with key industry experience, coursework can be completed entirely on the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas.


Required courses | 19 credit hours

• PMGT 809: Personal Development for the Project Manager
• PMGT 810: Financial Management
• PMGT 816: Project Management Fundamentals I
• PMGT 817: Project Management Fundamentals II
• PMGT 818: Project Management Fundamentals III
• PMGT 819: Project Management Fundamentals IV

Required Research and Practica | 2 credit hours
• PMGT 830: Case Studies in Project Management

Elective courses | 12 credit hours

Students may choose from the available PMGT elective courses or other PMGT department-approved courses. Options include but are not limited to:

• PMGT 808: Lean Six Sigma & Project Quality

• PMGT 811: Project Contracts & Procurement

• PMGT 820: Management of New Product Development Projects

• PMGT 821: Management of Consulting Projects

• PMGT 822: Management of Governmental Projects

• PMGT 823: Risk Management for Project Managers

• PMGT 824: Project Cost Estimation, Analysis, and Control

• PMGT 825: Portfolio Analysis for Project Managers

• PMGT 826: Program Management

• PMGT 827: Project Team Management and Development

• PMGT 828: Management of Global Projects

• PMGT 829: Management of Distributed Project Teams
 

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

Admissions requirements:

Individuals who are not already enrolled as a KU graduate student must complete an application to the graduate school for admission into the certificate program and submit an application fee along with the following materials:

• Official undergraduate transcript

• Resume

Current KU graduate students wishing to enroll in the program may apply through the graduate school. Students must be in good standing with their graduate degree program in order to participate.

KU graduate students should submit the following materials:
• Unofficial copy of your KU transcript
• Resume

 

Curriculum and requirements:

Offered through the KU School of Engineering and led by professors with key industry experience, this four-course certificate program is a prime option for those seeking core project management knowledge and skills without having to complete a full degree program. Classes take place in the evening and online, providing flexibility for working professionals.

Required courses | 9 credit hours
• PMGT 816: Fundamentals of Project Management I
• PMGT 817: Fundamentals of Project Management II
• PMGT 818: Fundamentals of Project Management III

Elective courses | 3 credit hours

Students may choose one elective from the PMGT elective courses or other PMGT department approved courses. Options include, but are not limited to:

• PMGT 808: Lean Six Sigma & Project Quality

• PMGT 811: Project Contracts & Procurement

• PMGT 820: Management of New Product Development Projects

• PMGT 821: Management of Consulting Projects

• PMGT 822: Management of Governmental Projects

• PMGT 823: Risk Management for Project Managers

• PMGT 824: Project Cost Estimation, Analysis, and Control

• PMGT 825: Portfolio Analysis for Project Managers

• PMGT 826: Program Management

• PMGT 827: Project Team Management and Development

• PMGT 828: Management of Global Projects

• PMGT 829: Management of Distributed Project Teams

Total credit hours: 12

 

Master of Engineering (M.E.), Master of Science (M.S.) and Graduate Certificate (certificate) offered in Leavenworth, KS

This information supplements the other information on this page. Several courses are offered in Leavenworth. Most are offered fully online and at the Edwards Campus (PMGT 809 and 830 are at Edwards only). All of the Edwards Campus courses can be taken remotely via live-streaming and recordings.

Required courses | 18 credit hours for M.S. | 15 credit hours for M.E. | 9 credit hours for certificate

• PMGT 802: Innovation and Change Management Process (M.S. only; can be taken as M.E. elective)**

• PMGT 810: Financial Management+

• PMGT 816: PMGT Fundamentals I*+

• PMGT 817: PMGT Fundamentals II*+

• PMGT 818: PMGT Fundamentals III*+

• PMGT 819: PMGT Fundamentals IV+

Required research and practica dependent on M.S. or M.E. degree | 3 credit hours for M.S.
2 credit hours for M.E.

• PMGT 830: Case Studies in Project Management+ (M.E. - 2 credits)

• PMGT 835: Project Management Capstone (M.S. - 3 credits)

 

Elective courses | 6 credit hours for M.S. | 9 credit hours for M.E. | 3 credit hours for certificate

• PMGT 808: Lean Six Sigma & Project Quality

• PMGT 811: Project Contracts & Procurement

• PMGT 820: Management of New Product Development Projects

• PMGT 821: Management of Consulting Projects

• PMGT 822: Management of Governmental Projects

• PMGT 823: Risk Management for Project Managers**+

• PMGT 824: Project Cost Estimation, Analysis, and Control

• PMGT 825: Portfolio Analysis for Project Managers**+

• PMGT 826: Program Management

• PMGT 827: Project Team Management and Development

• PMGT 828: Management of Global Projects**

• PMGT 829: Management of Distributed Project Teams

 

M.S.: 6 credits articulated with CGSC, Ft. Leavenworth. Civilians will need to complete COMS 730: Writing and Speaking for Decision Makers and COMS 811: Applied Organizational Communication.

M.E.: 7 credits articulated with CGSC, Ft. Leavenworth. Civilians will need to complete PMGT 809: Personal Development for Project Managers (4 credits) and one approved elective.

+ Courses offered in-person in our Leavenworth classrooms
* Courses required for graduate certificate
** These courses are scheduled to allow degree completion within 10 months; consult the program advisor for more information


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