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Take the Lead on Day-to-Day Business Operations

The Master of Science in Project Management program at City University of Seattle is designed for anyone with an undergraduate degree who wishes to aid organizations in realizing opportunities to grow their business. You’ll gain the leadership, business, and project management skills needed to be strong project managers or project team members.

The Master of Science Project Management program is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC). CityU is a Registered Education Provider with PMI®, meaning the courses in our program count as PMP® continuing education credits. (PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Courses are available online or on campus, so you can study around your schedule.

The MS Project Management program reaches beyond typical project management fundamentals and will provide you with actionable insights for real-world problems. Our mission is to provide the skills, knowledge, and insights required to manage projects and programs in a variety of business applications and industries. You’ll work closely with a faculty of experts in the field to enable learning as a community of professionals.

You will benefit from the tangible, practical skills needed for the leadership of project-focused activities in an organizational setting. This includes building a portfolio of projects based on organizational strategy and then developing and managing the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and controlling activities to ensure that the maximum benefit is realized through project execution.

Additionally, the integration of multiple projects with internal and external stakeholders is addressed, as well as negotiation, communication, and managing work across culturally diverse distributed teams.

Learning Outcomes

Through the MS in Project Management, you’ll learn to:

  • Align project and program outcomes to business goals
  • Develop solutions to resolve problems
  • Lead domestic and global teams
  • Apply project management tools based on situational context

Student Achievement

The core areas of focus include:

Professional Competency and Identity

  • PMI Area of Focus: Technical Expertise.
  • Outcomes: Analyze appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives.

Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • PMI Area of Focus: Strategic Awareness.
  • Outcomes: Construct and demonstrate communication practices to stakeholders.

Critical Thinking and Information Literate

  • PMI Area of Focus: Technical Expertise.
  • Outcomes: Anticipate, plan and lead change initiatives.

Ethical Practice and Diverse and Global Perspectives

  • PMI Area of Focus: Professional Behavior.
  • Outcomes: Apply successful team development with leadership strategies in a global setting.

Lifelong Learning

  • PMI Area of Focus: Strategic Awareness.

Outcomes: Assess, evaluate, and learn how to navigate through organizational politics and culture.

Total Required Credits (45 Credits)

For full course descriptions please visit the 2020–2021 Course Catalog. 

Introduction Courses (3 Credits)

PM 501 Introduction to Project Management (3)

Core Courses (15 Credits)

PM 504 Project Planning and Control (3)

PM 507 Project Financial Management (3)

PM 508 Managing Risks: Project and Business (3)

PM 511 Measuring Project Performance for Success (3)

PM 514 Project Integration (3)

Mastery Courses (27 Credits)

PM 502 Project Leadership in Situational Business Context (3)

PM 505 Mastering Portfolios and Programs (3)

PM 506 Leading Domestic and Global Teams (3)

PM 509 Business Fundamentals for Project Managers (3)

PM 512 Applying Advanced Project Management Tools and Methods (3)

PM 513 Project Managers as Change Agents (3)

PM 540 Communications and Stakeholder Management for Project Success (3)

PM 630 Action Learning Project I (3)

PM 635 Action Learning Project II (3)

Many alumni shift or grow into rewarding, lucrative careers as project or program managers, business analysts, or consultants shortly after graduation. Your CityU project management master’s degree can help you achieve senior-level jobs in:

  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information technology

Networking Opportunities

At CityU, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network by connecting with faculty working in your field, students from around the globe, and alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies. Plus, you’ll be part of a supportive community that’s dedicated to helping you reach your career goals.

Tuition Cost

Learn more about tuition and fees for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

Financial Aid Opportunities

At CityU, we’re committed to helping students achieve their academic goals no matter their economic situations. Our financial aid counselors are here to find the resources you need to pay for your education, including grants, loans, work study, and scholarships.

Learn more about financial aid opportunities at CityU, or contact our Financial Aid Team at 800.426.5596, 206.239.4540, or finaid@cityu.edu.

Military Tuition Benefits

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CityU is proud to serve those who have served in the military. We offer military tuition discounts for active-duty servicemembers and their spouses and accept military benefits such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance.

Learn more about military tuition benefits, VA benefits, and military partnership programs designed to help you reach your military and career goals.


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Expand your expertise and your global perspectives in on-site and online courses with students from around the world.


Network with alumni employed at Seattle’s top companies, including Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, and Microsoft.