About the Program

Nationwide, there is an increasing demand for skilled and experienced professionals who can develop, deploy, and manage locally and globally developed programs in a timely and efficient manner. The Master of Science in Program and Project Management is designed to address this growing need and targets technical professionals from various industries (i.e. engineering, information technology, military, government, healthcare, energy, transportation) who need to deepen their understanding of program and project management and would like to make a transition from team members to program managers. 

The graduate program draws upon the expertise of the college’s faculty members and industry practitioners to provide a comprehensive and practical knowledge in program and project management. While principles and theories are examined, the emphasis of the program is on application. Students are equipped with strategies and tools to efficiently plan and organize resources so that programs and projects are completed on schedule, on budget, and with high-quality results. This program is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their ability to coordinate complex projects, motivate and manage people, and achieve cost-effective outcomes.

As in the cases of existing MS degree programs in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the course offerings for the MS (PPM) program are mainly in late afternoon and evening hours to enable students to earn the degree through part-time study. The program may be completed entirely on campus, entirely online, or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

The MS in Program and Project Management may be completed in 30 credit hours.

Program Goals

  1. Provide a students with a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical knowledge of the foundation of program and project management.
  2. Provide students with access to advances in the program management field.
  3. Provide students with concepts, theories, methodologies, analytical techniques and skills necessary for successful leadership of programs within complex organizations.
  4. Provide students with understanding of global issues in managing programs and projects.

PMP Certification

Core courses are designed to provide graduates with a strong foundation to pursue certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP). 


According to indeed.com, Michigan has one of the largest number of project manager and program manager jobs in US. In May 2017, there were more than 20,000 project manager and program manager jobs in Michigan with the median salary of $85,000. 

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)
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