Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Master of Project Management (MPM) Online Degree Overview

Be it in the private, public, or not-for-profit sector, the place and impact of sound project management is more important than ever. Businesses, non-profits, and government institutions alike require project management professionals capable of coordinating projects from start to finish. If you are looking to start or advance your career in the field of project management, the University of Mary’s online Master of Arts in Project Management positions you to excel in this fast-paced, dynamic field. In addition, you’ll expand and refine the administrative, leadership, communication skills essential to your career success.

Offered online, the Master of Project Management is ideal for busy working professionals. And because it is delivered in an accelerated format, students can complete their MA in Project Management degree online in as little as 18 months—all while balancing work and personal responsibilities.

Students in the MPM program can also choose from seven areas of concentration to further customize their degree toward distinct career goals.

Optional areas of concentration for your online MPM degree:

In addition to our online Master of Project Management degree program, we also offer the MPM degree on-site and as a blended program that includes both online and on-site evening classes.

MPM: Project Management Online Program Highlights

The University of Mary’s MA in Project Management Online is modeled upon both long-established and cutting-edge industry practices in project evaluation, organization, and completion. Developed by working professionals, the online MA in Project Management offers all the quality of a private university education with the convenience, flexibility, and accelerated learning essential to busy professionals seeking to balance work, school and home life.

The University of Mary offers a unique online learning community to meet your educational needs. You will:

  • Earn your online MA degree in Project Management in a flexible, accelerated program in as few as 18 months.
  • Study with faculty and peers who are also leading professionals and industry specialists, in a workplace-like setting that will prepare you to apply what you learn to your work the very next day.
  • Leverage the most up-to-date technology to earn your MA in Project degree online no matter where you work and live.
  • Have access to expert academic advisors and career counselors to take your career to the next level.
  • Broaden your education and understanding with Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values vital to any career and walk of life.

The Master of Project Management (MPM) Online Degree Capstone

Our MPM degree online program utilizes a capstone model. You will research content for a final capstone throughout your studies as opposed to writing a traditional thesis at the end of your coursework.

Your MPM online program at the University of Mary is customized to correspond with your business experience and interests. As you progress through the program you will develop the basis for your capstone which will study a business topic that you are passionate about.

MPM Career Outlook

As highlighted by the consumer group, although the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not catalog project management as a profession, it does monitor and forecast job prospects for occupations that include project managers such as CIS, advertising and marketing, and social and community service managers. also reports that the Project Management Institute’s 2009 survey revealed median annual earnings—inclusive of salary and bonuses—for full-time project managers of about $90,000, while those with a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification earned about $100,000.

Other sources, including and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, report that project managers can earn within a range of $46,000 to $150,000 depending upon the industry of choice, career experience, expertise, and job performance.

Always check with your advisor for current class descriptions and requirements. Use this only as a general information guide -- it is not necessarily comprehensive.

When a program requirement calls for selecting one of several course options, descriptions for all the courses are shown. Download the U-Mary Catalog for complete details.

BUS 501 Graduate Program Orientation
BUS 504 Management/Organizational Behavior
BUS 500 Introduction to Project Management
BUS 505 Human Resources
BUS 635 Law in the Managerial Environment
BUS 610 Marketing
BUS 502 Operations Management
MPM 600 Project Initiation
MPM 610 Project Planning
MPM 620 Project Execution and Control
BUS 790 Graduate Business Capstone

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Program Advisors: Raquel Fischer

For more information about our graduate programs, please contact Raquel Fischer at [email protected], or University of Mary Admissions at (800) 288-6279.

If you are considering a Master’s degree in Project Management, you might also be interested in the following graduate programs offered online at the University of Mary:

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.