Master of Project Management

Preparation for Project Management Certificate

Anderson's Master's in Project Management (MSPM) is a 30-hour program that you can complete online or on campus. The Master of Science program is designed for students interested in advanced-career technical or managerial roles in project controls, project management and program management in the private or public sector.

During the program, you have the opportunity to apply for a paid student internship with Los Alamos or Sandia National Labs.

Courses count for credit as formal education through the Project Management Institute, and you can apply them toward the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification offered through the Project Management Institute (PMI). This way, you are getting both the experience required for PMP certification and earning your master's degree.

 

Project Management Professional Certification FAQs

What does the PMP certification require?

  • Four-year degree
  • 36 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or Certified Associate in Project Management certification. The MSPM program provides this training.
  • Pass a 180-question exam

or

  • High school diploma or associate degree
  • 60 months of experience leading projects within the past eight years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training or Certified Associate in Project Management certification. The MSPM program provides this training.
  • Pass a 180-question exam

Do MSPM students graduate with the PMP certification?

No, MSPM students do not graduate with the PMP certification automatically. You will graduate with a Master of Science in Project Management, which includes the 35 hours of project management education/training required to become a PMP. This also gives you the best chance of passing your examination.

Where can I find more information about the PMP certification?

Learn more about the PMP Certification on the Project Management Institute website.

You may also contact the local Rio Grande Project Management Institute Chapter at P.O. Box 3273, Albuquerque, NM 87190.

Master of Project Management Snapshot

  • Full-time, on-campus program can be completed in 11 months
  • Online program can be completed in as little as 11 months but offers flexibility in program completion
  • Career support from top New Mexico employers
  • Primavera system access — Primavera is a top project management software used by every lab in the United States. You’ll have free access to the system for the duration of the program.
  • 2.2 million new project-oriented jobs projected by 2027

Online MSPM Curriculum

The Master of Project Management requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework.

  • Course-based projects included in multiple courses
  • Fully online, self-paced course delivery with flexible time to completion: Program can be completed in 11 months or adapted to busy working professionals
  • Courses offered in eight-week format: two terms each semester, one term each summer
  • Five admission cycles per year: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Core MSPM Coursework (24 credits)

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Innovative Product Development
  • Technology Program Management
  • Project in Technology Commercialization
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Advanced Project Management Techniques
  • Analysis Tools for Managers
  • Managing People in Organizations

Elective Credit Hours (6 credits)

Select two from the following:

  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Management of Technology
  • Operations Design and Decision Making

On-Campus MSPM Curriculum

The Master of Project Management requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of in-person coursework offered during the day. You will attend full time, taking a course load of 12 credit hours per semester and 6 credit hours during the summer to earn the degree in exactly 11 months.

  • Semester internship required in spring term: placement supported by program
  • Dedicated professional support for students

Fall 2023

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Managing People in Organizations
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Project in Technology Commercialization

Spring 2024

  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Innovative Product Development
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Internship

Summer 2024

  • Technology Program Management
  • Creative Leadership and Innovating Organizations

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MSPM program must hold a bachelor's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA.

Download the application checklist (PDF)

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What is a rolling deadline?

We're accepting applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and spots will be filled accordingly. The final deadline to submit your application is July 15. We encourage you to apply early to secure your spot. Applications for the online program submitted after all spots have been filled will be considered for our half-term classes starting October 14, 2024. Applications for the in-person program submitted after all spots have been filled will be considered for Spring 2025.

 

 

 

4+1 Program

The 4+1 Program enables UNM undergraduate students to begin MSPM studies early, guaranteeing admission upon completion of the undergraduate degree and reducing the graduate degree’s cost. Before applying, undergraduate students are advised to complete Business Calculus and undergraduate Statistics.

Suggested Timeline

  • For the first three years of university studies, you will pursue a normal program of undergraduate work. Every UNM degree qualifies for admission to the 4+1 Program.
  • During the second semester of the third year of academic work, you will apply for admission to the MSPM program in the Anderson School.
  • In the fourth year of academic work, you will begin the first year of the MSPM program, completing 9 credits, and also completing the remaining requirements for your bachelor’s degree.
  • In the fifth year of study, you will complete the remaining 21 credit hours in the MSPM program.

Online Program Application Deadlines

Fall 2024-2H
September 1, 2024

Spring 2025

Scholarship Best Consideration
October 1
Application Deadline
November 1

Online Program Details

Start Dates
Fall 2024-1H
August 19, 2024
Fall 2024-2H
October 14, 2024
Length
Flexible - 11 months if attending full-time
Modality
Online
Course Times
Asynchronous
2023-2024 Tuition
$805 per credit hour + student fees

*Rate changes decided by the UNM Board of Regents may be assessed for 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.

On-Campus Program Application Deadlines

Spring 2025
Scholarship Best Consideration
October 1
Application Deadline
November 1
International Applicants
August 1

On-Campus Program Details

Start Dates
Fall 2024
August 19
Length
Cohort - 11 months
Modality
Weekday daytime in-person classes
Course Times
Monday – Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
2023-2024 Tuition
$805 per credit hour + student fees

*Rate changes decided by the UNM Board of Regents may be assessed for 2023-2024 academic year. Tuition and fee rates are subject to change.