The Master of Science in Project Management is for people who are pursuing a career in project management, see themselves managing projects or overseeing complex undertakings. Earning a master’s can help individuals qualify for more advanced management positions. The goal of a degree in project management is to learn how to think critically and implement leadership theories and methodologies in real-life situations.

While earning a project management degree, students cultivate the knowledge and skills necessary to complete project-based work in diverse industries. The MS in Project Management will prepare professionals with skills in budgeting, leadership, communication, and organization. Students will learn resource allocation, time management, strategies and negotiation, initiation and planning, implementation and closure.

Qualified Project Managers are an invaluable asset to any business, non-profit agency or corporation. Graduates can secure positions in education, government and community affairs, engineering, computer and information systems, healthcare industries, construction, corporations and most other industries. The global economy is becoming more and more interdependent and a degree in project management teaches versatile skills enabling professionals to move fluidly between industries.

Project managers are in very high demand across all sectors. Here are some reasons why this graduate degree is practical and a great return on your career investment: 

The Constructive Action and Field Experience

A critical part in the development of a student’s Constructive Action is the field placement. In line with unique Purpose-Centered Education offered at MCNY, the students in this degree will be required to apply what they have learned in the classrooms with their experiences in the real-world situations, companies and/or organizations. As such, the students must identify an appropriate entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial venture and specific segments of their proposed venture for their Constructive Actions (CA). In the three CAs of the proposed curriculum, students will acquire basic research techniques and methodologies necessary to explore and analyze trends and needs, relate those needs to their respective proposed professional venture, develop a comprehensive strategic plan, and finally set in motion their respective entrepreneurial plans by identifying sources of financing and evaluating their success and failures.

Admissions requirements:

  • A completed application for graduate admission.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, with proof that a bachelor’s degree was earned from an accredited college or university.

  • An Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • One course in Human Biology.

  • 15 credits in psychology, sociology or government.

  • One course in Statistics.

  • Two professional letters of recommendation.

  • Personal Statement: Write a 300-500 word essay describing your interest in community health education.

  • A current Resume.

  • Interview with Dean/Director or designee of the program.

Program Goals:

  • Prepare students for PMP Certifications

  • Develop student’s ability to initiate, plan, monitor, and close business projects.

  • Develop the knowledge of latest technology for project execution.

  • Develop professional proficiency and competency for the students

  • Develop specific knowledge and leadership skills for graduates to meet industry demand.

  • Develop and master understanding across the project management life cycle.

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