Master of Science in Project and Program Management
Improve results from development to deployment.
How do you become an invaluable leader wherever you work? Keep projects on budget, deliver on schedule and manage programs that run without a hitch.
The MS in Project and Program Management at Brandeis prepares you to effectively lead your team to success. Our uniquely holistic approach addresses current workforce demands and dives deep into both agile and traditional management practices.
Learn from proven project and program managers — active professionals in their field — how to stand out and move your career forward. In small, asynchronous courses, you will:
- Study the latest techniques and tools that ensure successful delivery of projects and programs, no matter how complex.
- Gain technical management skills like time, cost, risk and scope management, as well as "soft" leadership skills in communications, team building and negotiation.
- Understand how to align project objectives with strategic goals while managing risks.
- Learn how to run a fully agile project from start to finish.
This program allows you to earn your degree in as quickly as one year from one of America's top-ranked universities.
Courses and Requirements
Full-time OR part-time | Fully online | Financially accessible
Your 30-credit Project and Program Management MS program has seven required courses and three electives.
Required courses like The Human Side of Project Leadership and Demystifying Agile Project Management deepen your knowledge of fundamental topics, while electives allow you to pursue special areas of interest, such as theory and practice of program management or procurement and contract management.
Complete your degree within one year. View the course sequence options.
The Project and Program Management Industry
Meet the demand for expert managers.
As the global economy has become more project-oriented, the demand for well-trained project and program management professionals has expanded. Well trained project managers are in demand across industries as diverse as healthcare, manufacturing and construction, information services and publishing, finance and insurance, utilities, management and professional services, and oil and gas.
According to a 2017 study by the Project Management Institute (PMI), jobs in this specialty will increase 33% nationwide between 2017 and 2027. Earning your MS degree in project management puts you on the fast track to a rewarding career.
Meet Our Featured Faculty
Preparing you to manage effectively and efficiently.
You have a distinct advantage attending Brandeis GPS: Learning directly from proven project and program managers — experts renowned for getting results. In fact, some of our instructors are even Brandeis GPS program graduates.
Edgar (Ed) Anderson, MSPM, PMP, has over 25 years of experience in project and program management, managing large scale IT and Information Security projects, primarily in the financial services industries. He is also a member of the faculty in Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies, teaching graduate-level project management courses. He has served on the Advisory Board for the Project and Program Management program at Brandeis University's Graduate Professional Studies school. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Project and Program Management from Brandeis University.