The project management specialization allows you to gain advanced IT management skills while building expertise for project management certification. Your specialization courses include project risk management, project procurement management, and advanced project methods, while your core IT courses give you the tools you need to take on leadership roles in today's technology-based work environments.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Information Technology Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Initiate, plan, track, and close projects
  • Manage the schedule of a complex project on time and within budget, solving conflicts as they arise
  • Perform quantitative analyses and manage risks involved in a complex project
  • Apply advanced knowledge in computer systems architecture
  • Analyze, design, and implement information systems
  • Plan projects, build teams, and create and modify effective control mechanisms

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Initiate, plan, track, and close projects
  • Complete a team project using cash flow analysis, scheduling projects based on resource availability, resource leveling, expediting projects, quantitative risk analysis, and techniques for estimating actual vs. expected project duration and cost
  • Proactively manage issues that adversely impact the successful scope, scheduling, control, and completion of a project

Industry Certification

This program can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s):

Information Technology Master's Degree with Project Management Specialization Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Master's - specialization Courses

Initial Requirement

  • UCSP 615
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

Core Courses

  • ITEC 610
  • ITEC 625
  • ITEC 626
  • ITEC 630
  • ITEC 640

Specialization Courses

  • PMAN 634
  • PMAN 635
  • PMAN 637
  • PMAN 638
  • PMAN 639
  • PMAN 641
  • PMAN 650

Course Rules and Program Progression

  • ITEC 610 must be taken in the first term of coursework.
  • PMAN 634 is prerequisite to all other PMAN courses and must be taken as the first specialization course.
  • ITEC 640 (or an approved course in finance) and MGMT 650 (or an approved course in statistics) must be taken before PMAN 635.
  • PMAN 635 must be taken before PMAN 637, PMAN 639, and PMAN 650.

Other Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.

Please review our overview of overall master's degree requirements for additional considerations.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in project coordination and management and potentially program management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend UCSP 605 if you'd like to improve your graduate writing skills.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    The Computing Club aims to create a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields.

Program Accreditation

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The Master of Science in Information Technology specialization in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI's legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.

Quality Assurance Recognition

PMI Global Accreditation SealUMGC's master's degree programs with project management specializations are recognized by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Completing this program earns you the project management education hours required to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential Examination or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam. If you are already certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, you may receive credit for PMAN 634 if you begin study for the master's degree within five years of earning certification. Graduate advisors can provide more information.