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College of Management and Human Potential - Master's Programs:
MS in Project Management

This program is not currently accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.

Walden University’s MS in Project Management can help equip students with the skills needed to manage projects while leading diverse teams to help their organizations achieve their strategic goals. In this program, students will explore ways to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and will control project risks as they successfully develop and implement projects for their organizations.

Note on Accreditation

Walden’s MS in Project Management is accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The GAC is the world’s leading specialized accrediting body for project management and related degree programs.

*The GAC Accredited Program seal is a mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.


At the master’s level, Walden University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA), MS in Accounting, and MS in Finance are the only programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Project Management is not accredited by the ACBSP. Please visit our Accreditation page to see the list of Walden accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability necessary to produce project management outputs in accordance with established practices for conducting projects within an organization.
  2. Develop project-based solutions to business problems and opportunities to achieve the strategic performance goals of an organization.
  3. Manage individual projects from initiation to closure that meet stakeholder requirements and achieve the objectives of the project.
  4. Synthesize the threats and opportunities of environmental factors into the creation of project and enterprise-level risk management plans.
  5. Evaluate the social change impact on social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to sustainability in project management.
  6. Appropriately apply professional practices for ethical and socially responsible conduct by project management practitioners.

Vision for MS in Project Management

To create a community of scholars and networks of project managers who will benefit the scholastic and professional communities of project management, and their clients and organizations, worldwide.

Mission for MS in Project Management

The mission of the program is to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to develop project management best practices as well as the business, communication, and leadership skills necessary to manage projects and teams for the purpose of helping organizations achieve strategic goals. Graduates of the program will also be provided an opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change in their families, communities, and around the world.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (27 semester credits)
  • Capstone course (3 semester credits)


Core Courses (27 semester credits)

  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Capstone Course (3 semester credits)

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
Semester 1

MSPM 6102 - Practices in Project Management

3 semester credits

MSPM 6125 - Project Scheduling

3 semester credits
Semester 2

MSPM 6130 - Budgeting and Management of Operations

3 semester credits

MSPM 6140 - Enterprise and Project Risk Management

3 semester credits
Semester 3

MSPM 6150 - Planning and Administering Project Contracts

3 semester credits

MSPM 6010 - Managing People and Promoting Collaboration

3 semester credits
Semester 4

MSPM 6160 - Stakeholder Management and Organizational Behavior

3 semester credits

MSPM 6180 - Business Process Management and Systems

3 semester credits
Semester 5 MSPM 6170 - Sustainability in Project, Portfolio, and Program Management  3 semester credits

MSPM 6900 - Capstone: Social Impact in Project Management

3 semester credits