MS in Project Management - On Campus

MSPM Program Overview

The Master of Science in Project Management is a 30-credit hour cohort-based daytime program designed for pre-experience students interested in an advanced career position in project controls, project management, technology project management, program management and/or technology program management. The program meets the exceptional business need in New Mexico, nationally and internationally for career paths. Both Los Alamos National Labs and Sandia National Labs have established paid student internships.

Learning Goals

  1. To meet unmet demand for project controllers, project managers, and program managers
  2. To attract exceptional students with engineering, management, science, and social science backgrounds
  3. To provide sufficient technical depth so that graduates are competitive for local, state, and national jobs
  4. To enable faculty and students to tailor programs of study to individual student backgrounds and interests

MSPM Curriculum

The Master of Science in Project Management requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework that will be offered in-person during the day. Students will be required to take a full-time course load of 12 credit hours per semester and six credit hours during the summer to finish the program in 12 months.

The Fall 2022 incoming cohort will complete this curriculum and graduate in Summer 2023.

Fall 2022

  • MGMT 401: Intro to Project Management
  • MGMT 506: Managing People in Organizations
  • MGMT 501: Data Driven Decision Making
  • MGMT 519: Project in Technology Commercialization

Spring 2023

  • MGMT 502: Financial Accounting
  • MGMT 515: Innovative Product Development
  • MGMT 526: Finance
  • MGMT 697: Internship

Summer 2023

  • MGMT 517: Technology Program Management
  • MGMT 568: Creative Leadership and Innovating Organizations

This schedule is subject to change.

4+1 Program

The 4+1 Program provides a UNM undergraduate student the opportunity to begin the MSPM studies early, reducing the cost of a graduate degree and guaranteeing admission at undergraduate graduation.

It is recommended that students complete Business Calculus and undergraduate Statistics before applying. For the first three years of university studies, the student pursues a normal program of undergraduate work. During the junior year of academic work, the student applies for admission to the MSPM program of the Anderson Graduate School. In the senior year of academic work, the student begins the first year of the MSPM program and also completes the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in the undergraduate field. In the final year of study, the student completes the remaining requirements for the MSPM program.

Suggested Timeline

  • Year 1-3: Complete bachelor’s degree requirements. Every UNM degree qualifies.
  • Year 3, 2nd Semester:
    • Take the GMAT or GRE exam.
    • Apply to MS in Project Management.
  • Year 4:
    • Complete remaining undergraduate requirements + 9 credits in MSPM.
    • Graduate with your bachelor’s degree.
  • Year 5: Complete the remaining 21 credit hours in MSPM cohort


For a complete application, please submit all required materials. The MS in Project Management is a pre-experience cohort program.

Online Application

The online application includes these required uploaded documents: statement of intent, resume, and unofficial transcripts from all degree-awarding institutions.

Statement of Intent

Please write an essay (approximately 500 words) explaining your reasons for seeking an advanced degree in business, as well as your personal qualities and experience that will benefit your professional colleagues in the program. Include any noteworthy achievements or additional information you wish to share with the Admission Committee. Your statement of purpose can be uploaded with your online application.


Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, management experience, and areas of responsibility. Your resume will be uploaded with your online application.

2-Minute Application Video

Applicants are required to submit a link to an application video in the Writing Sample section of the application. Upload your video to a public location and copy it on a document for the application upload.

Please answer the following questions in your video:

  • What does “Unleash Your Potential” (the Anderson motto) mean to you?
  • Why are you interested in the program?
  • Why should we admit you to the program?
  • What's your greatest accomplishment?
  • What is your ideal work environment?
  • Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Submit your application video

Entrance Exam

The Anderson MSPM program accepts either the GMAT or GRE.

  • Institution code for the GMAT is 4845.
  • For the GRE, select UNM as a Designated Score Recipient.

Applicants may apply for an Entrance Exam Waiver. View the waiver requirements and application process.


Applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts for all degree-awarding institutions in the online application and send official transcripts to UNM.  Domestic applicants: send one official transcript from each institution attended (except for UNM).  International applicants: send one official transcript in your native language (if not English) and one official transcript in English.

Official transcripts may be received electronically to from the degree-awarding institution. Mailed transcripts must arrive enclosed in the original registrar's sealed envelope to the following address:

UNM Admissions
PO Box 4895
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895

Domestic applicants with foreign transcripts must have those transcripts evaluated, even if they are in English. This must be a course-by-course evaluation that shows the foreign education level of study in comparison to the U.S. education level of study and the US education equivalent cumulative GPA. We recommend the following credential evaluators. Education Credential Evaluators (; National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (; World Education Services (


MSPM cohort begins annually in the Fall

Round 1:  April 1, 2022
Round 2:  June 1, 2022

Program Start: August 22, 2022