Project Management
College of Professional Studies

Project Management Overview

Program Name Master of Science in Project Management
College Name College of Professional Studies
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter,
Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
Credits Required for Graduation 45 Quarter Hours
Tuition 2015-2016 Tuition
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In 2016, the Charlotte graduate campus will offer this program in hybrid and online format. Learn more about hybrid learning.

In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies succeed or fail based on their ability to bring quality products and services to market on time, on budget, and within specifications. Organizations in every industry recognize this, and a resulting shortage of talent has created expansive career opportunities for knowledgeable project managers.

The Master of Science in Project Management, accredited in 2009 by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center (GAC), is designed to provide you with the theoretical concepts and practical skills you need to lead complex projects successfully, from initial planning, budgeting, and negotiations through project oversight and final evaluation. Six degree concentrations in selected disciplines and industries augment the core curriculum, enabling you expand your knowledge within your field of interest.

Program Objectives:

  • Manage multiple, sometimes interrelated, complex projects effectively
  • Implement enterprise-level project portfolio management (PPM) based upon an organization’s strategic business goals
  • Avoid common project management pitfalls
  • Generate metrics for determining and reporting project performance

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The Fast-Track Project Management Cohort

Be a part of Northeastern University’s  12-18 month Master’s in Project Management Cohort Program beginning in January 2016. Highlights of this program include:

  • Cohort-based learning opportunities, with courses taught both online and in-person at Northeastern’s Charlotte campus
  • Degree concentration offerings that allow for career specialization, helping you to achieve your desired career path
  • Dedicated support provided by faculty and staff at Northeastern University
  • Experiential learning opportunities that help build career experience and connections for permanent positions in growing industries
  • Professional networking, mentoring, and career coaching opportunities with Northeastern’s corporate partners

For more information, contact Meighan Avalos, assistant director of admissions, at or 980.875.0223.


Graduate Education Scholarship

We are pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to educators and administrators working in public school systems or public colleges and universities across the state of North Carolina.

Students who enroll in the Master of Education, Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Science in Project Management or Master of Sports Leadership degree program at Northeastern University–Charlotte, and meet the criteria, will qualify for a scholarship award of up to $2,500. Learn more.

Contact Michelle Dos Reis, one of our enrollment coaches, at

Certificate Information:

If now is not the right time for you to enroll in a Northeastern University–Charlotte master’s degree program, but you know that advanced study will enhance your skills and career potential, consider our graduate certificate programs.

Keep pace with the latest advances in your field. Develop new skills and insights. Discover how Northeastern University’s global network of active, committed professionals keeps you Networked for Advancement. Plus, apply your certificate credits to the related Northeastern master’s degree program when the time is right!

Project Management

This certificate program in project management is designed with sufficient course flexibility to accommodate professionals with various levels of project management experience. Project management principles are applicable to both manufacturing and service industries including professionals in fields such as software engineering, construction management, and financial services. Learn More 

ALIGN Master’s Degree Program

Interested in our Project Management Program but think your background might not be a match? Consider our ALIGN program. Created specifically to prepare bachelor’s degree holders for high-demand industries, regardless of their experience or undergraduate major, ALIGN offers custom curricula in hybrid formats and includes the benefits of our co-op experience and Northeastern’s global network. For details, visit our ALIGN website.