The Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead complex projects.
Duration of Program
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Companies succeed or fail based on their ability to bring quality products and services to market in a timely manner. Without skilled project managers in place, companies are challenged to deliver projects on time, on budget, and according to specifications. From inception to completion, project managers are responsible for every step in the process: project definition, cost and risk estimation, schedule planning and monitoring, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution, project leadership, and project presentation and evaluation. Rapid technological and digital transformation, with never-ending disruption, require project managers to be true innovators within their organizations.
Featuring real-world case studies, this project management degree presents techniques and tools for managing long- and short-term projects, successfully and cost-effectively. Augmenting the core project management courses are concentrations that provide you with content-specific expertise—enabling you to deepen your knowledge in your field of interest.
The mission of the Master of Science in Project Management in the College of Professional Studies is to prepare learners as project management practitioners capable of applying project management processes and the technical, professional, and strategic expertise necessary for managing projects successfully. With emphasis on experiential learning, the program provides dynamic opportunities for learners with varying degrees of work experience to practice their knowledge both globally and collaboratively while implementing traditional and innovative project management concepts to real-life and complex projects.
Option to engage in experiential learning and co-op education program
Program curriculum can be tailored to student's past professional experience with project management
Concentrations allow students to focus their studies on content-specific knowledge
This is a STEM-designated graduate degree
Effectively lead and manage sometimes interrelated, complex projects in a mature manner while avoiding common project management pitfalls.
Manage project scope, risk, quality, and performance metrics while effectively communicating with all project stakeholders.
Integrate project management best practices and tools through experiential learning opportunities.
Understand the need for ethics and social responsibility in the practice of project management as outlined in the PMI Code of Ethics.
Develop the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to lead projects in a complex and dynamic project environment.
Program Approval and Accreditation
This institution has been granted consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this degree program for a five-year term starting July 28, 2021. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the degree will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions).
According to PMI, through the decade ending in 2020, 15.7 million new project management roles will be created. The profession is expected to grow by US $6.61 trillion. Now is the time for professionals and job-seekers to build project management skills, as demand for these skills outstrips supply.
In the United States, this growth will mean:
Growth in the project-intensive sectors of manufacturing, business services, finance and insurance, oil and gas, information services, construction, and utilities
In 10 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom) with established or quickly developing project-intensive sectors, project management roles are expected to grow by 13.4 million through 2020.
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identify your educational goals and expectations of the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
Two letters of recommendation: from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores
As an international student, there are a number of documents you need to study in Canada.
Valid passport: applications can take up to three months (or longer), so apply as soon as possible
Study permit: all international students in programs longer than six months need a valid study permit
Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) & Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Only citizens of certain countries require a TRV
If you are from a TRV-exempt country, you may need to apply for an eTA before you can travel to Canada
You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status and complying with immigration regulations while you are in Canada.
Admissions Details Learn more about the College of Professional Studies admissions process, policies, and required materials.
Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis however, we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.
*Please note: Spring and Summer terms for the Master of Science in Project Management in Toronto are not available for international students without a valid Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.
Domestic application complete (First half start: April 12, 2021)
April 2, 2021
Domestic application complete (Second half start: May 24, 2021)
May 14, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
Domestic application complete (Start date: July 12, 2021)
July 2, 2021
Domestic or International In-Country Application Complete (start date: January 10, 2022)
December 13, 2021
International Out-of-Country Application Complete (start date: January 10, 2022)
September 5, 2021
Domestic or International In-Country Application Complete (start date: September 19, 2022)
August 22, 2022
International Out-of-Country Application Complete (start date: September 19, 2022)
June 6, 2022
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