Master of Professional Studies in Project Management

FAQs

General Questions

For general FAQs regarding the application process, tuition, financial aid, and more for MPS degree programs, click here.

You can also view and download the Master of Professional Studies Handbook here.

Program-Specific Questions:

How is this program different from other Project Management certificate and degree programs?
Who should apply?
Where are classes held?
Do you offer any online classes?
What is the timeline for graduation?
How many students are in each class?
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How is this program different from other Project Management certificate and degree programs?

Typically certificate programs in Project Management are shorter, non-credit offerings that introduce the basics of project management skills needed in a professional role. The master’s in Project Management is ideal for early- to mid-career professionals who want to contribute strategic value to the organization beyond baseline occupational requirements.

The program stresses leadership skills and demonstrated project and portfolio management experience through a combination of specialized coursework and hands-on learning in the Washington, D.C., area, including case studies, internship opportunities, and a final Capstone project. Structured in a hybrid format, the program offers unmatched flexibility, enabling students to take classes on campus, online, or through a combination of both modalities. Students also have the options to enroll in the program on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Who should apply?

The MPS in Project Management program is designed for early- to mid-level professionals looking to enter or advance in project management.

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Where are classes held?

Classes are held at the School of Continuing Studies downtown campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. This 91,000 square foot campus offers a state-of-the-art learning environment designed to foster collaboration between students, faculty, and staff.

Conveniently located in the vibrant, Metro-accessible downtown Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood, the campus is in close proximity to the National Mall and countless other D.C. landmarks and institutions. Additionally, this central location provides unparalleled opportunities for professional development, internships, and networking, as well as cultural activities and events.

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Do you offer any online classes?

In an effort to accommodate working professionals, the Project Management program offers courses in both on-ground and online formats. Required courses are offered in online formats, but some electives are offered only on-ground.

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What is the timeline for graduation?

Typically, part-time students finish the program in about two calendar years, and students who participate in the program full-time can finish in four semesters (16 months). View course progression schedule here.

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How many students are in each class?
Typically, classes are limited to 20–25 students.

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