Project Management Graduate Program

Master of Engineering (M.E.) or Master of Science (M.S.)
 

KU Edwards Campus

Project Management is driven by globalization, the internet, and the rapid advancement for work processes. Organizations must implement projects faster than ever before. These organizations are looking for technically oriented and highly skilled project managers. The Project Management degree addresses workforce needs by providing those individuals from multiple disciplines with the skills, confidence, and competence to manage a variety of projects, as well as bridge the fields of engineering, technology, people, and business. Individuals may opt for a Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Project Management or a Master of Science (M.S.) in Project Management depending on their undergraduate discipline.

The Project Management (PMGT) Fundamentals courses will strengthen one's knowledge and ability to apply the theory and concepts of Project Management in the real world. Electives will be offered on a rotational basis and will remain current with Project Management trends, demands, and the interests of our students.

Courses can be completed in Overland Park on the KU Edwards Campus on weekday evenings and are also available by e-learning with permission from the instructor. Classes are taught by Graduate Faculty members of the School of Engineering and members of the professional community.

Graduate Admission Requirements

KU Edwards Campus

To enter KU's Master of Engineering in Project Management, applicants must have:

  1. An undergraduate degree in engineering or related science from an accredited institution.
  2. A 3.0 or higher undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Two year's full-time, post-undergraduate work experience in a technological environment.
  4. International students must also meet the English requirement by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or have a degree from an English speaking institution.  Financial support requirements must also be met.

All applications are completed online. A complete application includes the application fee, application form, résumé, 1 original transcript showing degree conferral, and 3 recommendation forms.  Course schedules, faculty biographical information, and other program information may be requested from the PMGT office or downloaded from the Project Management website.

Graduate applications should be submitted online.

To enter KU's Master of Science in Project Management, applicants must have:

  1. Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited institution.
  2. A 3.0 or higher undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. GRE score, sent directly to the Project Management Program Coordinator. The GRE may be waived, upon departmental review, if the applicant has 2+ years of qualified professional project management experience.
  4. International students must also meet the English requirement by taking either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or have a degree from an English speaking institution.  Financial support requirements must also be met.

All applications are completed online. A complete application includes the application fee, application form, résumé, 1 original transcript showing degree conferral, and 3 recommendation forms.  Course schedules, faculty biographical information, and other program information may be requested from the PMGT office or downloaded from the Project Management website.

Admissions Deadline

Our program priority deadlines for admission are:

Fall Admission: December 15 (all applicants)

Spring Admission: September 30 (all applicants)

Summer Admission: April 1 (all applicants)

*The program will accept applications after the priority deadline, but those applicants will not be considered for additional funding options.

Graduate applications should be submitted online.

The University of Kansas Edwards Campus
Project Management
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213-2402

Degree Requirements

The Masters in Project Management requires a total of 33 semester hours of graduate work. A total of 12 hours will be completed in Project Management (PMGT) fundamentals for both the Master of Engineering and Master of Science, while the remaining 21 hours will be completed in varying required course work and electives depending on the degree program. Please refer to the Plan of Study below for the corresponding degree program. Students will work with their faculty advisor and the program coordinator to finalize course selections to meet department and university requirements for degree completion and complete their Plan of Study.

Master of Engineering in Project Management

Required Courses (19)
PMGT 816Project Management Fundamentals I3
PMGT 817Project Managemnt Fundmntls II3
PMGT 818Project Management Fundamentals III3
PMGT 819Project Management Fundamentals IV3
PMGT 806Finance for Project Manager3
PMGT 809Personal Development for Project Managers4
Research & Practica (2)
PMGT 830Case Studies in Project Management2
PMGT Electives (12)12
Total Hours33

Please note that electives may be taken outside of PMGT with the pre-approval of advisors for the Master of Engineering degree program.

Master of Science in Project Management

Concentration Courses (12)
PMGT 816Project Management Fundamentals I3
PMGT 817Project Managemnt Fundmntls II3
PMGT 818Project Management Fundamentals III3
PMGT 819Project Management Fundamentals IV3
Core Courses (12)
ACCT 708Accounting and Finance for Professionals3
ENTR 701Entrepreneurship3
COMS 730Writing and Speaking for Decision Makers3
COMS 930Seminar in Speech: _____ (Applied Organizational Communication)3
Capstone (3)
PMGT 835Project Management Capstone3
PMGT Electives (6)6
Total Hours33