Part-time, 100% online
The discipline of project and program management can make or break the success of any initiative, and leaders in the field know there are proven ways to get the job done right.
Unlike other degree programs, our 100% online curriculum is designed to build your skill and employment credentials in the actual application of cutting-edge project management best practices, going beyond a singular focus on the theoretical concepts required by PMI testing.
At Brandeis, you will gain confident, credentialed expertise in balancing the hard and soft skills of project management, strategic alignment and stakeholder communication alongside no more than 20 peers in our small seminar-style classes. And, since Brandeis University is ranked #35 among national universities by US News & World Report, you can be confident that you have earned a degree from one of the top universities in the country.
The program will equip you to:
The 30-credit Project and Program Management program has seven required courses and three electives.
Sample Spring 2019 curriculum
The program curriculum, which is consistent with (though not bound by) the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), helps provide you with a competitive edge that could help you advance into the field of project management.
According to the Project and Program Management Institute and the Anderson Economic Group, by 2027 employers will need 87.7 million individuals working in project management-oriented roles.* As the global economy has become more project-oriented the demand for project and program management skilled individuals expands across several industries including healthcare, manufacturing and construction, information services and publishing, finance and insurance, utilities, management and professional services and oil and gas.
The program is 34% male and 66% female.
344 students have graduates from the program since it launched in 2003.
93 students are currently working toward their Project and Program Management degree.
“As an online learner at Brandeis GPS, I found the coursework and support resources convenient and accommodating. In fact, I rarely felt as though my studies were an interruption. What I learned was immediately applicable, and I continue every day to benefit from the understanding the courses gave me.”
— Scott Paddock, GPS Student
Learn more about some of our Project and Program Management faculty
Vicki Beltran, MS '15 has been focusing her project management skills in the IT arena for the last 25 years in a manufacturing setting. The advent of use of a methodology at her company to manage work has become a passion - helping to set up a PMO there, and completing her MS in Project and Program Management at Brandeis in 2015. Ms. Beltran has been a Business Relationship Manager for the Finance and Treasury departments and worked closely with those teams to leverage project management methodology to recognize value in the work being undertaken. Recently, she has moved into an IT leadership role, introducing Project Management methodology and practice in IT, marketing and manufacturing.
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Brandeis GPS is committed to giving you the support you need to succeed. From the moment you begin the application process to the day you graduate and beyond, our advising team is here to support you. Talk to an enrollment advisor today.
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