Degree type(s): Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Blended (Online / On-site); Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Project Management Master’s Degree Program Overview

Mary has a top Master's in Project ManagementOne of the biggest demands facing business is the need for skilled project managers who can execute projects on time and on budget. The Master’s in Project Management (MPM) program at the University of Mary will advance your skills to become a successful project manager in any industry. Students will gain communication skills, develop team-building competences, and strengthen leadership capabilities essential to a wide range of professional careers.

The MPM is offered as a distance education program, helping you balance family, work, and community obligations while pursuing your graduate degree. The Master of Project Management is delivered at specific sites and will soon be available in a completely online format. MPM students can also adapt their degree program to fit one of eight areas of industry-driven specialization.

Optional specializations for your Master of Project Management degree:

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

Project Management Master’s Degree Program Highlights

As a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) for the Project Management Institute (PMI), the University of Mary adheres to high educational standards as put forth by PMI for the Master’s in Project Management program.  The program incorporates Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values to prepare students for success both in career and in personal life. Students will learn to use best project management practices to lead ethically and professionally, generate project management plans for any industry, influence others to achieve project objectives on time and on budget, and assess and reduce risks to ensure project success.

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

  • Work toward your master’s degree in project management with a group of adult student peers, providing strong support, work teams, and long-lasting friendships.
  • Learn from knowledgeable faculty who are also leaders in their specialty areas.
  • Utilize state-of-the-art online learning technology that makes distance education easy.
  • Have access to skilled academic advisors and career counselors.

The PMI and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Master of Project Management (MPM) Degree Capstone

Our MPM degree evening program offers a capstone model to help create a more positive, less stressful experience for working adult students. At Mary, you will research material for a final capstone throughout your coursework instead of writing a traditional thesis at the end of your studies.

Your MPM program at the University of Mary is customized to align with your experience and interests in the business arena; you will apply course concepts to address the specific challenges you’ve encountered in business throughout your coursework. As you progress through the program you will develop the foundation for your capstone which will study a business topic that you are passionate about.

The University of Mary’s graduate degree program in project management includes courses in project initiation, project planning, project execution and control, legal issues, group dynamics, and more.

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 distance learning locations, and/or at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota: