Online MS in Project Management

Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Project Management is a 30-credit hour online program designed for a student 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.

The University of New Mexico and Project Management Institute (PMI) have determined that courses offered in the MS in Project Management program count for credit as formal education through the Project Management Institute. Students can count these courses toward the PMP Certification offered through PMI.

PMP Certification Examination FAQ

What does the PMP certification require?

The PMP certification requires the following:

  • Four-year degree
  • 36 months of experience leading projects within the past 8 years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training, or CAPM certification. The MSPM program provides this training
  • Pass 180-question exam


  • High school diploma or associate's degree
  • 60 months of experience leading projects within the past 8 years
  • 35 hours of project management education/training, or CAPM certification. The MSPM program provides this training
  • Pass 180-question exam

Do MSPM students graduate with the PMP certification?

No, MSPM students do not graduate with a PMP certification in addition to graduating with their MS degree. They graduate with the 35 hours of project management education/training required to become a PMP.

Where can I find more information about the PMP certification?

Learn more about the PMP certification at

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

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

Online MSPM Curriculum

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

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MGMT 401Introduction to Project Management3
MGMT 515Innovative Product Development3
MGMT 517Technology Program Management3
MGMT 519Project in Technology Commercialization3
MGMT 526Financial Decision Making3
MGMT 530Advanced Project Management Techniques3
MGMT 533Analysis Tools for Managers3
MGMT 506Managing People in Organizations3

Select two (2) from:

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MGMT 502Financial Accounting and Analysis3
MGMT 511Management of Technology3
MGMT 520Operations Design and Decision Making3


For a complete application, please submit all required materials. To be eligible for the program, you must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution,
  • and a 3.0 overall cumulative gpa from your previous degree. Applicants with less than a 3.0 gpa are encouraged to apply. Please address this in your personal statement.

Application Checklist

  1. Online Application: Start your application
  2. Non-refundable Application Fee
  3. Personal Statement: The Personal Statement should reflect your goals and motivations to pursue the degree and what has prepared you to succeed in the program.
  4. Resume: Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, project leadership, and other student leadership experience. Your resume can be uploaded with your online application.
  5. US Official Transcripts (except transcripts from UNM):
    1. Order through the online application with transcript sent directly to BusinessCAS (preferred method)
    2. Order through your institution and have it sent electronically to
    3. If your institution does not offer electronic delivery, send postal mail to
      UNM Anderson Graduate Admissions
      MSC05 3090
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
  6. Foreign Evaluations: Required for all foreign transcripts.
    1. WES evaluations can be ordered directly through your online application with evaluations sent to BusinessCAS.
    2. For NACES evaluations: request to be sent electronically to

Application Deadlines

Upcoming Terms:Fall 2023-2H: September 15, 2023
Spring 2024-1H: December 1, 2023
Spring 2024-2H: February 15, 2024

Program Details

Start Dates:Fall 2023-2H: October 16, 2023
Spring 2024-1H: January 15, 2024
Spring 2024-2H: March 18, 2024
Length:Flexible - 11 months if attending full-time
Course Times:Asynchronous
Tuition (2023-2024):$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.