Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Project Management (M.S.)

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Required Courses:
PM 800 Project Management Seminar 3 credits
PM 801 Project Planning and Scheduling 3 credits
PM 802 Risk Management 3 credits
PM 803 Cost and Budget Management 3 credits
PM 804 Leading Teams 3 credits
PM 805 Negotiation, Contracting, and Procurement 3 credits
PM 806 Managing Project Portfolios 3 credits
PM 807 Project Quality Management 3 credits
PM 808 Project Management Integrative Capstone 3 credits
Elective Courses:
(Students will choose one elective)
PM 809 Global Project Management 3 credits
PM 810 Change Management and Communication 3 credits
Total credits: 30 credits



Granite State College’s Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) is a practice-oriented program ideal for managers who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people and achieve cost-effective results.

Granite State’s MSPM program is expertly tailored to fit the needs of individuals who want to make a career change, current project managers who want to advance in their profession by gaining graduate qualifications for job security and flexibility, and individuals from a variety of disciplines who want to further expand their job opportunities by adding this professional degree to their portfolio.

With a Master's Degree in Project Management, you will be able to:

  • Effectively employ strategies for managing projects through the entire project cycle
  • Acquire, deploy, and monitor resources to maximum benefit
  • Determine and manage risk for strategic and ethical decision-making
  • Manage changing project management environments including human resources, cost, timelines, and workflow
  • Lead people and teams to excellence in projects and organizational settings
  • Communicate effectively throughout the project management cycle
  • Assess and evaluate project management processes to continuously improve
  • Apply project management knowledge for quality assurance in real-world settings
  • Become proficient in the components of project management required for certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)

Program Instruction

Our experienced faculty are also business leaders and practitioners in their fields. Instruction provides adult learners every opportunity to apply theory to practice through experiential learning and civic engagement. Our faculty also apply principals of adult learning that recognize the educational value of bringing their students' work and life experiences into class. Furthermore, our faculty use case studies to engage students in simulations and team exercises directed at developing decision making and leadership skills.

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Federal financial aid is available to assist with the cost of completing your degree. Complete the financial aid process today!
About Project Management
"Project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals - and thus, better compete in their markets," according to the Project Management Institute (PMI).

For more information about project management, visit PMI's website at to see how professionals with a project management degree can help improve their organizations, browse articles and resources about project management or learn how to get involved in the project management community.

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